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July 12, 2011
By Amanda Ryder

July 12, 2011 – Valleybrook Gardens is leading a horticulture tour to India this October and room for two or more couples is still available.

July 12, 2011 – Valleybrook Gardens is leading a horticulture tour to
India this October and room for two or more couples is still available. This is the company's seventh industry tour and previous trips were well received by attendees. The maximum number of participants is 16 passenger.

The 15-night tour arrives in Delhi, India on Oct. 20 and leaves on Nov. 3. Here's a description of the tour from the group's website:

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India is an incredible, diverse country that begs to be experienced. The country is similar in size to Europe, and is home to multiple cultures, ancient and modern, and a host of historic and architectural treasures unparalleled in the world. A two-week trip is only enough to scratch the surface, but perhaps that will only be enough to entice you to return in the future. Our trip will focus on the north, from Delhi where the ancient meets the new, Agra, home of the incomparable Taj Mahal, Jaipur with it’s history and architecture, colour and incredible shopping, to Shimla, in the foothills of the Himalayas. To never experience India would be to miss one of the most exotic, colorful, sensory places on earth.
 
This trip includes a three-night safari experience at Banjaar Tola in Kanha National Park (operated by &Beyond, formerly CCAfrica). This is the same international award winning company that operates a number of outstanding safari camps in Africa. Banjaar Tola offers ultimate tented luxury accommodations overlooking a jungle river, and is itself the recipient of awards and highest accolades.  Viewing a tiger from the back of an elephant may well be one of life's most cherished memories.
 
Since this is a horticultural tour, we have included visits to private and public gardens, along with a nursery and other stops of horticultural interest. You should realize, however, that there are virtually no well established ornamental nurseries and garden centers in the country. Therefore, this tour will have a lesser focus on the nursery business and more focus on the incredible experiences of the country. We will provide as much information and details of the professional aspects of the tour as we can, for your backup should tax authorities question your business writing off this trip. And yes, I can be quite successful at this…but of course I cannot guarantee your success. I will be pleased to provide more information on this aspect of the trip if you desire.
 
As always, this is a first class tour with first class accommodations. If you harbor any fears about questionable facilities in India, you can certainly forget about that now. We are staying in some of the best hotels that Northern India has to offer. And, lest you think that this isn’t saying much (being India and all….), let me quickly dissuade you. You will be impressed.

Full tour details as well as registration information can be found on the company's website at www.valleybrook.com/tour.html.


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