This is a country travellers fantasize about – exotic, oriental, ancient India. It is also modern, booming, chaotic India. Between the two lies a wealth of delights – the charm of a golden civilisation still alive and kicking after centuries and to be glimpsed as you turn the corner of a palace or a fort; as you hear the sweetness of the flute in the misty northern hills and the deep rhythm of the sitar at a mesmerizing performance; as you drive past the captivating sound of temple bells that ring out loud amidst the noise of a daily ritual prayer; as you wander into monuments adorned with precious stones – unguarded, still splendid; as you lie deeply relaxed drifting to music, massaged by the strong yet gentle touch of Ayurveda healers.
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Nepal is the land of mountains and monasteries. This landlocked country has the perfect fusion of nature and culture. Picturesque Himalayan range in the North, roaring rivers making their way through the hills to the plains, lush green paddy fields and quaint little villages everywhere, its scenic beauty will leave lasting image on your mind.
Bhutan is a religious heartland with lovely temples, monasteries and forested hills. Every nook and corner is an object of beauty.
As one travels through Bhutan, colours become very prominent. The festivals display colourful textiles. Art and architecture are done in a variety of colours. The fauna and flora are visual feasts. The landscape itself is a paradise of colours. On a larger side, the significance of colours in Bhutan are categorised under three important divisions of the Bhutanese society- Cosmology, Astrology and Buddhist teachings.
The charming mountain kingdom of Bhutan is the only country in the world to measure—and strive to improve-its citizens’ Gross National Happiness.
The name Sri Lanka means ‘resplendent land’ and the island nation truly lives up to the epithet. The capital, Colombo is a lively city and serves as the main port of Sri Lanka. It’s an interesting mix of the old and the new, both a commercial hub and a stronghold of the charms of the past. Like a gem hanging off the Indian subcontinent, this brilliant country holds far more than its size would have you believe, enough to have you coming back to it again and again. Breath-taking sands, lush green hills, teeming wildlife, mighty waterfalls, endless heritage and pilgrimage sites, it’s no wonder that Marco Polo described Sri Lanka as “the finest island of its size in the world.”