An Invitation to the Indian Subcontinent
The Indian subcontinent, a land of mystery, colour and splendour. A vibrant, throbbing region of a multitude of people and their myriad cultures, each with their deep-rooted traditions of hospitality, warmth and generosity. Comprising several different countries, each with its own distinct flavour, a visit to the subcontinent offers a milieu of experiences sure to leave even the most discerning guests sated, yet hungry for more!
India, the largest country in the subcontinent, is a land of romance and dreams, of splendour and extravagance, of forts and palaces, beaches and jungles, a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours and rituals. Explore the diversity of Northern India expressed by the mystic ambience of Varanasi, through the architectural magnificence of the Taj Mahal in Agra and the majestic forts and palaces of Gwalior and Rajasthan. If you’re more bewitched by swaying palm trees than swordplay, head to sultry Southern India, a blissful collection of placid backwaters, bustling metropolises, great temple complexes and blissful beaches kissed by warm tropical seas. The buzz of India’s modern cities beckons with exciting rides on tuk-tuks or horse-drawn carriages through colourful bazaars replete with fruits, silks and spices.
The hidden Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan is the untouched, rugged gem in the crown of the Himalayas. This tiny Buddhist kingdom, nestled in the Himalayas, between Tibet and India’s northern-eastern periphery, has preserved its unique identity and a very traditional way of life. With a highly controlled tourist policy, a visit to Bhutan becomes even more exceptional, as guests explore remote river valleys, shop for treasures in local markets and are greeted with joyful surprises at every turn. Experience the splendour of this wonderland which calculates growth by “Gross National Happiness” and measures time by a spinning prayer wheel.
The Kingdom of Nepal is a tiny country, cocooned between the plains of northern India and the majestic Himalayas. From its balmy, tropical forests in the south to the spectacular ice-laden peaks of the north, with gorgeous, verdant valleys in between, the diversity of Nepal enthrals each time. Take a helicopter ride and touch the skies as you traverse the snow-kissed peaks of the worlds’ highest mountains; search for tigers on an elephant-back safari and visit remote villages in search of the fabled Shangri-La.
Sri Lanka, the Emerald Isle, lies like a teardrop on the cheek of the Indian subcontinent. Blessed with gorgeous landscapes, sunny beaches, awe-inspiring ruined cities and a welcoming culture like none other, Sri Lanka beckons you to travel through this enticing land, discover renowned tea plantations, make a pilgrimage to the rock citadel of Sigiriya and unwind on white-sand beaches on the Indian Ocean.
Throughout their travels in the Indian subcontinent, guests will encounter the beauty, charm and adventure of the region. Whether it’s the shy smile from a boy on a passing train, the breathtaking sweep of the Taj Mahal or the evocative sight of a camel caravan heading off across the dunes – you will surely be mesmerized.
Cox & Kings extends to its guests ‘An Invitation to the Indian Subcontinent’.