A question I am frequently asked is ‘Do you still get excited about travelling’, well you betcha! Particularly when the destination is India, but why? For a start, the Indian sub-continent embraces an enormous range of habitats extending from the spectacular peaks of the Himalayas in the north, through forests, lakes and deserts to the moist hills in the south of the country, where the shoreline is caressed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Whatever your passion, be it for mammals (350 species), reptiles/amphibians (600 species) or birds (1300 species), then India has them all. Not to mention huge varieties of both plant and insect! As an out and out wildlife fanatic, how I am supposed to resist this staggering destination? Well I make no effort to resist and I am due to depart for India on November 13th, leading a group, all friends, to far away places! We hope to see as much of this wonderful part of the world as possible.