Come to the Indian Subcontinent to experience an astonishing variety of landscapes and cultures.
After all, it lays claim to both the Himalaya in the roof of the world and the Maldives, which lie flush against the lapping ocean.
As home to over 2,000 ethnic groups, the Subcontinent is a true melting pot of people.
From relaxing on the palm-fringed beaches of Goa, to viewing the majesty of sunset over the Taj Mahal , to a trek up the foothills of the Nepalese mountains, there is something for everyone here.
Michelin starred restaurants or authentic street-food, jungle treks or 5 star luxury resorts, however you explore the Indian Subcontinent, you will want to return.
Sunrise Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is every bit as impressive in real life as it is in pictures. As you enter through an elaborate arched gateway you will see the monument for the first time, the wonderfully symmetrical landscaped gardens leading your eye to the intricately carved marble domes and towers. An extravagant memorial to Emperor Shah Jahan’s beloved third wife, it took thousands of artisans over 20 years to construct and its timeless beauty is a testament to their skill and vision. Sunrise and sunset are the best times to visit, when there are fewer visitors and the soft light bathes the building in a romantic glow.
Leopards and Elephants
Sri Lanka is one of the best holiday destinations for wildlife safaris. The pearl of the Indian Ocean is home to some of the most thrilling big game wildlife tours in the world – taking place within the country’s national parks (some of which are recognised as Heritage Sites). In the different national parks you will be guided by experts in the flora and fauna of their park, allowing you to explore in depth. Sri Lanka is a real treat for the animal enthusiast, offering the chance to see elephants and the elusive leopard as well as marine life on the island’s south coast.
A holiday to the Indian Subcontinent offers dazzling beaches, superb sunshine and the warmest of welcomes. The Maldives and Mauritius are perfect destinations for a honeymoon, a luxury scuba diving experience, or an idyllic escape from the stresses of everyday life. Enjoy complete seclusion in your private over-sea villa, island-hop in seaplanes and catamarans, snorkel in perfect turquoise waters or savour fine dining on the beach. Add to this the grandeur of India’s city hotels, with your every wish taken care of the Subcontinent is the perfect destination for a luxury getaway.
With Everest on its northern border and with seven more 8,000m peaks sprinkled around the country, Nepal has the best trekking in the world. Sitting in a bowl of Himalayan mountain peaks, the capital Kathmandu is surely one of the world’s most fascinating cities. For decades it has served as a hub for a multicoloured mix of travellers, trekkers, and hippies from around the world, and in its famous Durbar Square, every day a theatre of Hindu and Buddhist traditions plays out. The warm Nepali people are sure to greet you with a smile.
Situated between the mountainous landscapes of northern India and Tibet, the tiny kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most extraordinary destinations anywhere on earth. Against a backdrop of towering snow-covered mountains, experience a truly unique journey into the heart one of the most fascinating cultures on the planet. Trek up to the spectacular “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery and visit the imposing grandeur of Trashilang Dzong. Experience a little of the authentic Bhutanese culture with visits to local farms and villages around Punakha and Mongar.
Sacred and essential to the everyday life of millions of people, the Ganges is arguably the most important river in the world. An ancient highway that connected kingdoms, its shores are lined with majestic palaces, historic battlegrounds, and remote villages offering up a slice of Indian life you won’t find in the cities. A Ganges river cruise is the ideal way to see the real India. Take in the scenery while sailing in comfort with all the amenities you will need – you will come away with a greater appreciation for this dynamic country.