A remote and rarely visited corner of the Himalayas. Ancient Buddhist traditions and monasteries. Walk to Tiger's Nest Monastery. Read more...
Beautiful Himalayan mountain scenery. Kathmandu Valley and medieval Bhaktapur. Private guided Annapurna foothills trek. Wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park. Read more...
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A visit to India is a sensory adventure, its colours are dazzling and its sights many. There are spice-laden markets and places of pilgrimage, beach temples and desert forts. Its culinary traditions are legendary and its monuments number some of the world's most famous. From the high mountains of the Himalaya to the palm-lined backwaters of Kerala, the opulent palaces of Rajasthan to its incredible wildlife, A&K delivers the best of India.
In the region, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka also offer fascinating attractions, intriguing cultural diversity and breathtaking natural wonders. These places work well in combination with an Indian journey or else as an individually focused holiday.
Northern India: Best of Rajasthan from $1790 for 10 days
Experience all the colour and magic of India in ten days, from bustling cityscapes to remote countryside, with the customary backing of A&K's impeccable service and style.
Terms & Conditions: Valid for new bookings only. Departures 18 April to 20 September 2013.Special is strictly valid for specified itinerary. No amendments permitted. Book your international airfare in conjunction with the above itinerary and we will give you $100 off your airfare. To qualify for $100 airfare discount air and land package must be booked through Abercrombie & Kent. Other terms and conditions apply.
View our Northern India - The Best of Rajasthan itinerary for pricing information.
A&K specialises in luxury travel for discerning guests and for nearly 30 years, A&K has been delivering outstanding journeys to India and the Subcontinent. The company has four offices in India and over 75 dedicated staff. It can also claim the most highly-educated guides and unique Insider Access opportunities.
Our 'Signature Journey' label identifies those itineraries which are designed by A&K to present the best way to see a destination, usually for the first time visitor. The itinerary order, the inclusions and the accommodation choices have been made after thorough assessment by the A&K team and as a result have become our bestselling journeys. The label also signifies that we can provide instant confirmation for you on these itineraries for specific dates throughout the year. Generally falling during busy times, this means you won't miss out on the journey you have selected. Nor will you travel as part of a group but rather with your chosen companion in your own private A&K vehicle.
More and more travellers are choosing to see the world on their own. Wherever you travel with A&K there's a friendly face on hand at all times from the arrival Meet & Greet to the farewell. Expert guides bring the destination to life and act as companions while round-the-clock support means your safety and security.
A&K's favourite destinations for Solo Travellers in the Indian Subcontinent include: the jungle lodges of Central India; Chhatra Sagar, Ananda in the Himalayas and Bhutan.
Quality time spent with family is increasingly hard to find. An A&K holiday delivers the perfect opportunity: a journey which lets children learn about the wider world in beautiful locations and parents comfortable in the knowledge that every detail is being taken care of.
Many hotels in India, Nepal and Bhutan accept children of all ages. A&K's family favourites in the region include Mihirgarh (Jodhpur), Oberoi Rajvilas (Jaipur), Ceylon Tea Trails (Sri Lanka) and Uma Paro (Bhutan).
For your convenience and flexibility there is a choice of accommodation given on most journeys in this brochure. This allows you to match the style of hotel, cruise or lodge to your tastes and budget. Those properties with A&K's Platinum grading represent the finest in the destination with upgraded room types a feature. They are handpicked by A&K for the service they deliver, the facilities and their location. Properties with A&K's Gold grading will appeal to the discerning traveller whose travel plans will not be compromised on service and touring inclusions but whose budget is more modest. These hotels and lodges are more economically priced while retaining a high star rating and A&K's seal of approval.
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Should an A&K Signature journey not fit your requirements, A&K's Tailor-Made travel specialists are on hand to customise your journey. Years of experience in the field and time spent absorbing the precise needs of our guests, mean our specialists will work closely with you, taking into account your preferred travel times, the destinations you wish to cover, the style of accommodation sought and any financial constraints in order to craft your perfect journey.
Characterised by a hot, tropical climate the best time to travel to India and Sri Lanka is during the Australian summer when conditions are more temperate and humidity lower. Expect the monsoon May to September with rain generally in the morning or late afternoon. Travelling at this time shows the country in a lush new light. In the Himalayan regions to the north, travel is recommended late spring or autumn. Nepal's monsoon occurs June to September, October and November are prime months to visit.
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A&K guides are the best in the business. Each has extensive knowledge and a singular ability to bring local attractions to life. These individuals are multilingual and well travelled, each possessing fascinating insight into the diverse attractions and cultural interactions present throughout the region.
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Bhutan holidays and trekking experiences provide a taste of a unique way of life that is protected from the influences of the 21st century. Read more...
Most India holidays begin in Delhi and on a Delhi tour you will experience its teeming bazaars, battlemented Red Fort and the country's largest mosque; and New Delhi. Read more...
The remote mountain Kingdom of Nepal contains more of the world's highest mountains than any other country and is dominated by the soaring snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas. Read more...
It is the land of smiles and hospitality - the natural friendliness of the Sri Lankans is yet another aspect that makes Sri Lanka holidays so special. Read more...
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