Lakes and Lagoons offers a wide range of boats so you have a choice of ways to navigate Kerala's famous backwaters. Setting out from Alleppey, the kettuvallom boats give you a taste of life on a traditional Keralan woven bamboo vessel.
At the upper end of the luxury scale, the two Bluejelly cruisers offer high contemporary chic. A two-day cruise takes you away from the main huddle into the quietest sections of the waterways, where you can moor up and relax in peace.
Leisure: deck lounge, canoe journeys, birdwatching
Rooms: 25 private houseboats
Take your best shot at spotting wildlife with an itinerary that includes not one but three different parks, all located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This allows you to explore some surprisingly diverse scenery, see myriad bird and animal species, and hugely increase your chances of spotting one of these elusive big cats.