Indian Subcontinent

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INDIAN SUBCONTINENT


The Indian subcontinent, also known as South Asia is a southern region of Asia, mostly situated on the Indian Plate and projecting southwards into the Indian Ocean from the Himalayas. The Indian subcontinent includes à Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys.

Bhutanese call their country Druk Yul (Land of the Thunder Dragon). Bhutan is a small country with a population of fewer than a million bordered by India and China. Few places on Earth have such great natural beauty or have such a rich cultural heritage as Bhutan.

More than a thousand years ago, the great Indian teacher Padmasambhava came to the remote part of the eastern Himalayas now known as Bhutan.

It was in mid 8th Century, the Buddhist sage, Padmasambhava, popularly revered in Bhutan as Guru Rinponche or the Precious Master, visited the country and introduced Buddhism. Since then, Buddhism has occupied a predominant role in shaping the social, political, economic and cultural evolution of the country. In the centuries that followed, Lamas or Buddhist teachers and local nobility established their own separate domains throughout the country.

Visit this beautiful country and witness the most amazing scenery on this earth! The best combined with visit of India. Speak to your travel expert.

Visit: Paro, Punakha, Thimpu, Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Punakha Dzong, Zuri Dzong Hike, Uma Paro Hotel, Gangtey Valley in winter

Maldives, a tropical paradise of pristine beaches, are an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls (200 inhabited islands, plus 80 islands with tourist resorts) in the Indian Ocean. They lie south-southwest of India and are considered part of Southern Asia.

Maldives also called as Male (airport) is best known for “exotic honeymoon destination”. The Maldives is renowned for its incredible diving opportunities. The crystal-clear water and shallow lagoons are perfect for snorkelling, while the reef walls offer a kaleidoscope of sea life for more experienced divers. The Maldives have an amazing diversity of sea life, with corals and over 2000 species of fish, ranging from reef fish and reef sharks to moray eels, rays and whale sharks. The island’s many sheltered lagoons also provide the perfect destination to enjoy an adventure-filled family holiday or romantic getaway for two.

Stay: Cheval Blanc Randheli, Soneva Fushi, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, One&Only Reethi Rah, Velaa Private Island, Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, Constance Halaveli, JA Manafaru, Constance Moofushi, Amilla Fushi

Nepal, ranging from plains to Himalayan range, the destination offers beautiful natural scenery to amazing wildlife.

Combined with India tour packages, Nepal can be very interesting. Filled with rich culture and very friendly people. Enjoy the wildlife at Pokhara and some very scenic beauty at Dhulikhel.

Visit: Patan Museum, Mountain flight to Himalaya, Pokhara, Dhulikhel, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, 55 Window Palace, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kopan Monastery, Mount Everest, Trekking in Nepal

Sri Lanka, has more than 2,550 years of continuous written history by means of the Mahawansha, and was also mentioned in several ancient Indian texts. One of the most famous is the Ramayana, in which the island, which was referred to as Lanka, was the island fortress of the king Ravana.

The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century BC, probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-3rd century BC, and a great civilization developed at such cities as Anuradhapura (kingdom from c. 200 BC to c. 1000 AD) and Polonnaruwa (c. 1070 to 1200). Other notable but relatively more recent kingdoms are Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa, Gampola, Kandy and Jaffna Kingdoms.

Partially occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century and by the Dutch in the 17th century, the coastal parts island was ceded to the British in 1796, and became a british colony in 1802. The entire island was ceded to the British in 1815. As Ceylon, it became independent in 1948; the name was changed to Sri Lanka in 1972.

In May 2009 government military forces defeated the Tamil Tigers’ separatist movement and ended a brutal 26 year-long war that began in 1983, thus opening up a new chapter in its history. (Courtesy, Wiki Travel)

Visit: Kandy, Sigiriya, Colombo, Dambulla, Ella, Ranweli Spice Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens of Peradeniya, TUK TUK ride in Colombo, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Nuwara Eliya, Scenic train journey from Kandy to Nanuoya Railway Station on Expo rail.