India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan

India is a wondrous spectacle, a modern-day creation in a land of history and contrast. Empires, dynasties and kingdoms have risen and fallen here, leaving in their wake stunning architecture, music, painting and sculpture. Religious movements have flourished: Buddhism, Hinduism and, with new influences, Islam and Christianity, all of which have also contributed to the rich art and culture of this land. Today, India is the seventh largest nation in the world with a population second only to China. With such epic history, size, and density; it is no surprise then that India is home to a remarkable diversity.

Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has 2500 years of well chronicled history. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt. Arthur C. Clarke aptly described Sri Lanka as the best place in which to view the universe.

Nepal is a small country known for its magnificent mountain beauty. It is a most interesting and enticing country that offers immense opportunities for adventure seekers. The country contains eight of the ten world’s highest mountains, including the incomparable Mount Everest.

Bhutan can boast a policy of happiness thanks to the determination of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The people of Bhutan have contributed to making this dream a reality by preserving their traditions and guarding the country from the outside world, while showing their hospitality to the privileged visitor.