From bustling markets and colourful festivals, to exceptional wildlife sanctuaries and dramatic landscapes dotted with ancient temples, monuments and palaces; Asia is a feast for the senses! &Beyond’s tailor-made, luxury tours in India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Nepal offer a wonderful introduction for first-time travellers or more comprehensive insight for repeat Asia addicts. Our travel experts are able use this principle and combine it with their wealth of experience to create truly memorable and authentic family, wildlife, cultural, specialist, romantic or private experiences.
Traverse open plains and dense forests in search of the Bengal tiger
Safari game drive
IndiaNorth IndiaRajasthanRanthambore National Park
Why visit the Maldives? Maldives
Synonymous with azure waters, languid hours spent on a pristine beach and exceptional accommodation, the breathtaking paradise of the Maldives is a veritable playground for tropical island enthusiasts, honeymooners and …
India Mobile Camping Expedition
Journey through the history and wildlife of India
Revel in a privately guided experience with &Beyond’s 11-day India Mobile Camping Small Group Journey, which offers an unrivalled opportunity to explore some of North India’s iconic destinations on an …
West India | Places to stay IndiaWest India
The great port city of Mumbai is the gateway to the spectacular destinations of western India, as well as Goa in the south. Modern Mumbai is India’s commercial and banking capital, as well as the country’s largest port. However, Mumbai, or Bombay, as it was known until 1996, had its origins on a string of seven islands off the shores of the Arabian sea. More than 350 years ago the city was presented to the Portuguese as dowry when Catherine of Braganza married King Charles II in 1661. The city was then leased to the East India Company for £10 per annum and grew at a slow rate.
The commercial and industrial centre that stands today began to develop in the early 1800s. The city boomed during the Victorian era and continues to grow at an exponential rate 200 years later. The introduction of trains and the expansion of the port connected large areas of western India to the city and, today, it continues to be the gateway to areas such as the state of Gujarat and its great cities of Ahmedabad, Bhuj, Bhavnagar, Junagadh and Baroda. Mumbai lies at the edge of the northern Deccan Plateau and had for many years been cut off by the Northern Western Ghats, which served as a natural barrier. Today, many ancient Buddhist caves have been unearthed and excavated in the remote valleys of this region. Towns such as Aurangabad and Pune, which can be accessed from Mumbai, are in turn gateways to World Heritage Sites like Ajanta and Ellora or to the seasonal Hill Stations at Mahabelsehwar and Matheran.
Bhutan | Places to stay Bhutan
Travel to Bhutan, the last remaining great Himalaya Kingdom. Bhutan boasts magnificent mountain scenery, incredible architecture and a colourful cultural heritage. A diverse, natural Shangri-La, the country offers a staggering variety of landscapes, as well as an incredible array of fauna and flora. Set within one of the world’s most breathtaking mountain chains, Bhutan is famed for its high mountain peaks and range of trekking opportunities.