I'm off to India for ten days with my mum to celebrate her 72nd birthday. Over the last 5 years or so she's been four times, twice to Madras and twice to Kerala in the south. However, she's always wanted to visit Darjeeling, way up in the north east under the shadow of the Himalayas. So I'm going with her.
Our visit has been put together by a company called Insider Tours which is run by someone who is a friend of my mum and my sister. Insider Tours specialises in ethical tourism ensuring that as much of a visit as possible benefits the local people and economy.
[pic: Insider Tours]