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Must see places in Burma

There is a Kiplingesque cadence to so many Burmese names that beckons to the imagination: Shwedagon, Rangoon, Mandalay, Irrawaddy, Chindwin, and Maymyo. Names that stir half-memories of Eastern romance and Imperial adventure.

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When is the best time to visit Sri Lanka?

Unlike many other Asian destinations, Sri Lanka can lay genuine claim to being a year-round holiday destination. You just have to know which side of the island to focus on in any given month, and this is never more important than when planning your special ...

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Is it Safe to Travel to Nepal?

Wedged between the plains of the north-eastern Gangetic basin and the high plateau of Tibet is one of the world’s most beautiful, complex and diverse countries. Compressed in a width of just about 90 miles from south to north, Nepal encompasses lush sub-tro...

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In search of the elusive Snow Leopard

Snow leopards come cloaked in such an aura of elusive mystery that to even attempt to try and see one seems to be the most forlorn of forlorn hopes. Twelve years ago when we first designed the Snow leopard treks in collaboration and with advice from the Sno...

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Best Luxury Tours of India

In November last year I set out on a holiday to rediscover Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital in Oberoi style. It’s one of the best luxury tours of India! I boarded an express train at the Delhi railway station to Kalka, one of the major rail junctions co...

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Family Holidays in Sri Lanka

A great way to enjoy best family holidays in Sri Lanka is by combining a stay at the fairly simple yet very comfortable Mud House, a two and half hour drive from the airport offering a bunch of interesting activities with a tea experience at Tea Trails foll...

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Where to see tigers in India

Whatever the government survey says, remarkably 38,000 square kilometers of wilderness is still protected, across 500 parks and sanctuaries, harboring not just tigers, but fantastic flora and fauna. Where to see tigers in India? Very difficult to answer as ...

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Tiger Safaris in India

Encountering a tiger whilst out on safari is one of the most awe inspiring, humbling experiences that one can ever have!

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Bengal Tiger Safari

Tiger Safaris are one of the most exhilarating experiences that one can possibly have!

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Luxury North India Rajasthan

Rajasthan can be daunting if you are a first-time traveller to this region and you want more than just a “Golden Triangle holiday”. How to plan such a holiday? How to avoid the pitfalls or mass market tourism? How to make sure the holiday is of the right qu...

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Holidays to Borneo

With some of the most magnificent forests, wildlife and landscapes on Earth surrounded by azure seas, Borneo is one of the great holiday destinations on earth.

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India Luxury Rajasthan

When I think of an India luxury holiday, Udaivilas always happens to be on the top of my list. Touted as the Venice of the East, the city of Udaipur is built around the picturesque Lake Pichola and is home to one of the most beautiful city palaces in Rajast...

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India Luxury Cycling

India displays diversity unparalleled to any other country in the world. It is blessed with the highest mountains, the mightiest rivers, vast flatlands, dense forests, sun soaked beaches, a great desert and hundreds of tropical islands.

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Luxury Kerala Holidays

Kerala can now offer a fantastic experience to the discerning traveller. Nowhere in India will you find a more gentle and relaxed state than Kerala; tucked away in the south west corner, between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats.

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India Luxury Adventure - balloon flights

A hot air balloon ride can be the highlight of an India Luxury Adventure holiday as you drift silently over stunning landscapes and scenery.

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Luxury Adventure Holidays to India

If you saw the film, The Darjeeling Ltd. and thought you might like to recreate the adventure, then plan a trip to Glenburn! It was whilst staying on this, the most magical of tea estates, that Anderson conceived the idea for the film. Quite frankly, he cou...

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India Luxury Holiday

When I think of an India luxury holiday, Udaivilas always happens to be on the top of my list. Touted as the Venice of the East, the city of Udaipur is built around the picturesque Lake Pichola and is home to one of the most beautiful city palaces in Rajast...

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Bespoke Tailor Made Holidays to India

My most recent trip to South India gave me the opportunity to explore Tamil Nadu and to see some rather interesting places. Having travelled for three weeks through this beautiful region, there are several interesting ideas that I wish to share with you.

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Himalayan Holidays

The great soaring peaks of the Himalayas, stretching in a vast arc across the north-eastern borders of the subcontinent – and indeed defining the subcontinent – are today one of the last natural wonderlands of the world.

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Bhutan Holiday

A Bhutan holiday is quite an extraordinary experience. Bhutan truly is one of the Earth’s blessed Acres. It’s a small country with a very low population density – itself a unique gift in over-populated south Asia

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India Tiger Safaris

Tiger safaris are a wonderful way of exploring some of the finest wilderness in the Indian subcontinent. Tigers continue to suffer from a host of pressures but we believe that tiger tourism – if done sensitively and imaginatively in a well-regulated environ...

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Homestays in India, Sri Lanka & Nepal

Staying at establishments which are owner managed is becoming increasingly popular, allowing one to experience the subcontinent in a far better way. An owner managed retreat or a home stay is similar in concept to that of a bed and breakfast.

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Jamtara Wilderness Camp in Madhya Pradesh

Jamtara Wilderness Camp is the only camp located at the northern entrance to Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh and this is just one advantage of this superb camp. It is the creation of a truly passionate wildlife enthusiast, Amit Sankhala, who has himse...

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Andaman Islands Chic Robinson Crusoe Retreat

Deep in the Bay of Bengal about 1000km from the east India coast lies the most remote Indian state of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The area is renowned for exquisite beaches, rainforest covered islands and outstanding scuba diving and snorkelling on the...

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Exploring the Stunningly Beautiful Regions of Ladakh

Historically, Ladakh as a region encompasses a patchwork of several inspiring landscapes. However contemporary Ladakh borders Tibet to the east, the Lahaul and Spiti to the south, the Vale of Kashmir regions to the west and the trans-Kunlun territory of Xin...

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The best Family Holiday ever in beautiful Ladakh

I recently enjoyed one of the best family holidays ever – to Ladakh in the northern part of India close to the snow-capped mountains near Kashmir. As a family we are very seasoned travellers and quite adventurous, however the closer our departure date loome...

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Best Kashmir Family Holiday

Following a recent amazing journey through Ladakh, we visited the beautiful valley of Kashmir. Unfortunately none of the airlines are operating direct flights from Leh to Srinagar and therefore I had to travel via Jammu which is just a 40 minute flight. We...

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Luxury holidays to The Ganges River & Varanasi

This is a perfect holiday to The Ganges River, which is the spiritual heart of India and where it is better known as Mother Ganga. For visitors, to immerse one’s self in this sacred river has the effect of washing away any previous negative karma.

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Hot Air Ballooning in Rajasthan

I can’t forget my last visit to Rajasthan as it was so different from any that I ever taken! One of my favourites was hot-air ballooning near Jaipur. It is not something I would normally consider but it is one of the many special experiences that you should...

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Stay at the Khas Bagh Jaipur and Ride Marwari Horses

The rich, colourful heritage of Rajasthan, its splendid ancient forts and magnificent palaces and its proud tradition of horses, all combine to create a fascinating setting. There is no better way to see Rajasthan than on the back of a beautiful, forward go...

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