Here’s what people have heard and here’s what we know from being there so often. Travel with us and see for yourself!

Is It Dirty & Crowded?

India is a tropical land filled with beautiful people, coconut palms and pineapples growing wild. Luxurious hotels and resorts are everywhere. There are hundreds of millions of well-educated middle class people. Crowds in some places, but also national parks, tranquil rice paddies, gorgeous, sensuous backwaters and palm fringed beaches. The Jews of India have lived in peace for 3000 years. Jain’s won’t hurt an ant. It’s so colorful everywhere. That’s what hits you first and stays with you… the whirl of incredible color; even a holiday celebrating color.

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Airfare To India

“Airfare to India is expensive, hard to arrange, and on weird airlines. It’s difficult to get there.” Actually, airfare to India from the east and west coast of the US is about the same as New York to Los Angeles, or NY and LA to Europe. Major airlines to India include United Airlines, British Airways, and Swiss Air Lines. There are many more. United flies non-stop from NY! Frequent Flyer mileage opportunities are numerous and require about the same miles as Europe. We’ll help you figure it out.

Health

India is a country obsessed with health! Indians developed Ayurveda therapies over two millennia. Yoga originated in India. More than half of the population eats only vegetables. Travel with us and try an Ayurvedic massage.

Gods, Goddesses & The Arts

“There is no culture there; only a lot of old weird religious sculptures of gods, goddesses, and maharajahs I don’t know anything about.” Burkat Global’s ‘3000 Years of Jewish India’ explores centuries old Jewish synagogues, traditions and neighborhoods AND great contemporary art. Kerala in Southern India is the home of Kathakali traditional dance, a myriad of musical styles, contemporary art galleries, and our favorite, the exciting Kochi-Muziris Biennale, an international exhibition of contemporary art in Kochi, Kerala.

Local Cuisine

Indian food is NOT like that yellow supermarket box that says “curry.” Indians usually only use the word ‘curry’ speaking English. Curry is a word invented by the British. Spices are mostly not hot, they are just flavorful. Indian food is ‘hot’ only if you want it to be. It’s gently flavored with many things like cardamom and cloves. Herbs and spices are also used to stay well – part of the natural way of life. Veg food is everywhere, in a huge variety, unimaginable elsewhere. Burkat Global travelers eat only veg, fish, and seafood meals and at some of the country’s best restaurants, personally selected by us.

Religions

India’s a very spiritual place. All the world’s great religions seem to be functioning everywhere. And all do their best to get along. Peacefully.

What About The WC?

Just a few are squat and used only if necessary! Almost every one we use is just like home.

A houseboat on the Backwaters
A houseboat on the Backwaters

Are There Only Poor People?

Do you think it won’t feel right going on a luxury tour when there are so many poor people? Actually there are hundreds of millions of middle class people. Crucially, tourist dollars help move people out of poverty, and provide millions of badly needed jobs. The iconic luxury hotels where Burkat Global stays are part of your unique travel experience.

What About Their History?

Burkat Global will make sure you know the story of India, Indians and Indian Jews.

Land Of Beauty

Burkat Global travelers see a land of beautiful things! India is definitely not all slums and desperation that writers seem to highlight. India is art, architecture, silks, cinema, music, dance, jewels, hand-woven natural fabrics, gorgeous ceramics, colorful saris, and so much more.