South Asia in one word is ‘diversity’. After all, it lays claim to both the Himalaya at the roof of the world and the Maldives, which lie flush against the lapping ocean. Our specialists can plan your India and the Himalaya vacation to make the most of the medley of experiences available. Even getting around can be an adventure — we can recommend river cruises, multi-day treks and mountain railway journeys to show you the region from another vantage.
Indians have a saying, ‘atithi devo bhava’ (‘guest is god’), and you’ll be warmly welcomed whether you’re staying in a converted palace, jungle camp or Keralan family home. This remains constant whenever you are, be it the deserts of India, Nepali mountains, Bhutanese monasteries or the tropical idylls of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. And, as a home to more than 2,000 ethnic groups, here you’ll encounter a range of cultures in a subcontinent where traditions remain strong and religion is part of day-to-day life.
Having tried and tested each country, we can help you decide where to go and what to do on your Africa trip.
These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. They cover routes that we’ve found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.
Capturing our specialists’ extensive travel experience in South Asia, these guides share inspiration, recommendations and our honest advice for how to enjoy the best of what the region can offer in the most authentic ways. From the wealth of options we describe, you can narrow down the choices and start to shape your own trip.