Bhutan, Nepal and India

Bhutan or "Land of the Thunder Dragon" is nestled on the slopes of the eastern Himalayas and is the only surviving Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayan region. It is a small country, surrounded by Tibet and India, with a population of just over one million. Remaining untouched by foreign influences, until it was opened to the outside world in the 1960's, has allowed its traditional culture, dress, religion and way of life to remain unspoilt. Its stunning natural scenery, vibrant culture, mystical religion and charming people, makes Bhutan a truly exceptional place to visit.

 Tibet and Nepal

"Roof of the World, Land of Snows or Shangrila" - however you describe the Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet, it has always held the outsiders fascination. Locked away deep in the mighty Himalayas, it offers fabulous monastries, stunning views of the worlds highest mountains and follows the old pilgrimage route overland to Nepal.

 The Best of Nepal

Nepal is a country of vivid contrasts, from tropical plains and ice capped mountain peaks, to fertile valleys and rushing streams, to colourful festivals and tranquil meditation.

Trekking through the Annapurnas; white water rafting on the Trisuli River; elephant riding in Chitwan National Park, searching for the elusive Bengal Tiger; happy and friendly people; plenty of shopping plus a nice relaxed atmosphere, are just some of the memorable experiences to be enjoyed.

 Nepal and India

Nepal is a country of vivid contrasts, from tropical plains and ice capped mountain peaks, to fertile valleys and rushing streams, colourful festivals and tranquil meditation. Its 16 million people celebrate life and faith the year round. Festival upon colourful festival, salutes Nepals living Gods and Goddesses, the rains and the harvests. Nepal is an ancient Kingdom, ruled by a modern monarch and a democratic Government and is a mixture of 2 of the worlds great religions - Hinduism and Buddhism. Though small in area, Nepal has one of the worlds most diverse peoples and landscapes and is truly a country of spectacle and beauty.

There are few countries on earth with the enormous variety that India has to offer. Its landscape ranges from the mighty Himalayas; to the endless plains of India; to beautiful, palm lined beaches. Its vibrant, colourful people offer such a variety, that it is fascinating to simply just watch and observe.

 Pushkar Camel Fair and Rajasthan

Pushkar is a small town located in the Indian state of Rajasthan, and is one of the holiest Hindu sites in India. Itís sacred lake is dedicated to Brahma, the Lord of Creation, and is surrounded by bathing ghats and innumerable temples. These temples are home to the Sadhus, who are people who have renounced all wordly possessions and roam India seeking enlightenment. Once a year, during the full moon in November, Pushkar is transformed into the worlds biggest camel and cattle fair. This fair is predominantly a rural gathering, with thousands of the colourful and friendly Rajasthani villagers attending. During the day, camels are raced, paraded, bought and sold, whilst at night, the desert air is filled with the sounds of the distinctive Rajasthani folk music.

 Bali

Bali is much more than just sun, surf and shopping. It has a rich culture with fine temples, magnificent scenery, active volcanoes, crater lakes, hot thermal springs, mountains, lush tropical forests, rice paddies plus a warm, friendly people, making Bali an ideal place to visit.

 

 


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