ASIA

  Asia – colorful and magnificent!   ..

Asia – colorful and magnificent!
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AFRICA

  Discover wildlife and hidden treasures.   ..

Discover wildlife and hidden treasures.
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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

  More than the usual.   ..

More than the usual.
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ASIA

ASIA - COLORFUL AND MAGNIFICENT!

 

QUICK FACTS

WHY ASIA

Home to some of the world’s oldest cultures, fascinating architecture, beautiful natural landscapes, delicious foods and friendly locals; colorful Asia ticks all the right boxes for a top holiday destination.

Some of the main places are India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Vietnam & Cambodia.

From fast-paced, exciting Mumbai and Tokyo to the sensational beaches of Phi Phi or Halong Bay, adventure is everywhere you turn on an Asia tour. Each region is different; with a cuisine, culture and history all just as fascinating as the next.

                                                                           

HOW TO GET THERE

All major airlines have connections to Asia.

The public transport system in each of the countries is well developed too. Yo can also rent cars or take trains to travel within the countries.

 

CLIMATE

January – March:  0 to 25 °C                                                     April – June:  4 to 40 °C                                                       July - September:  15 to 35 °C                                                October – December:  -5 to 30 °C

 

TIME DIFFERENCE

Singapore, Malaysia, China are 2hrs 30 mins ahead of India
Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia are 1hr 30 mins ahead of India

 

LANGUAGE

English is spoken and understood in most parts.

 

CURRENCY

The currency of Singapore is Singapore dollar, Malaysia is Malaysian Ringgit, Thailand is Thai baht, China is Renminbi, and Vietnam is Vietnamese dong, while Camobodis is Cambodian riel.

However the US Dollar is widely accepted in most places.         1 USD = 67 INR approx

 

TRAVEL TIPS

Discover the area of India known as the 'Golden Triangle' with its many stunning attractions. Visit Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, destinations that are well connected by road and rail.          Delhi has an array of attractions that include Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Lodhi Gardens, Humayun Tomb, Akshardham Temple, Red Fort, and more!                      In Agra, be mesmerized by the beautiful Taj Mahal.             Jaipur also known as the Pink City, is famous for its forts and palaces!

If you want to laze on the beaches and party all night you should head to Goa.

Snorkel in the Andaman Islands, in the Bay of Bengal, India - a lushly forested archipelago that has exotic plant life and a wide variety of corals and tropical fish. It is also home to India's only active volcano.

Spend a day with giraffes and white tigers at the Singapore Zoo, and watch out for flying squirrels at the Night Safari.

Head to Orchard road in Singapore renowned for its shopping centers, nightspots, restaurants, bars and lounges.

The Universal Studios, Singapore has attractions like the Lost World, Ancient Egypt, New York, Hollywood, etc. It also has roller coasters and a merry-go-round.

Visible from Kuala Lumpur as a bright light atop a faraway hill, Malaysia's Genting Highlands beckons visitors with its cool climate, theme parks, casino, and nightly live performances.

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a Thai night market

In China take a rickshaw ride around the ancient Hutong alleyways, visit the Forbidden City with its imperial gardens and see the sacred structures of Beijing, before standing in awe of the view from the famous Great Wall.

Head down south in Cambodia, where the coast serves up a beguiling cocktail of parties, idyllic beaches and magical islands.

In Vietnam, explore Hanoi’s celebrated history; visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the first University of Vietnam and the Temple of Literature, which is filled with the profound philosophies of Confucianism.

Asia really comes alive through its cuisine. But it’s not just about trying Dim Sum or Pho; it’s about stepping out of restaurants and into a local’s home to dine with them, or meeting the people who prepare your food.

 

 


AFRICA

 

 

DISCOVER WILDLIFE AND HIDDEN TREASURES

 

QUICK FACTS

WHY AFRICA

Africa is a very diverse continent, with each part having its own unique culture.

While the first activity most people associate with Africa is safaris, there are endless possibilities for adventure. You can purchase crafts in markets, venture into the Sahara with a Tuareg caravan, visit pygmy villages, hike through jungle to watch gorillas, relax on tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, snack on exotic treats, travel down a river in a dugout "pirogue", travel across Savannah on a colonial-era railway, and much more.

Some of the popular African countries are South Africa, Kenya Tanzania, Morocco and Seychelles

                                                                             

HOW TO GET THERE

Air India has certain flights to African countries from India.

 

CLIMATE

January – March:  14 to 33 °C                                                    April – June:  12 to 30 °C                                                          July - September:  9 to 29 °C                                                   October – December:  17 to 33 °C

 

TIME DIFFERENCE

South Africa is 3hrs 30 mins behind of India.                       Kenya and Tanzania are 2hrs 30 mins behind of India.                Morocco is 4hrs 30 mins behind of India.                               Seychelles is 1hr 30 mins behind of India.

 

LANGUAGE

Swahili, Arabic and Somali are some of the languages spoken in Africa. English is understood in the larger metros.

 

CURRENCY

The currency of South Africa is South African Rand, Kenya is Kenyan shilling, Tanzania is Tanzanian shilling, Morocco is Moroccan dirham and Seychelles is Seychellois rupee

However the US Dollar is widely accepted in most places.         1 USD = 67 INR approx

 

TRAVEL TIPS

Johannesburg is the place to go to mix big-city culture, shopping, dining and nightlife with outdoor adventures, up-close wildlife encounters and visits to historical sites.

Knysna stands out on South Africa's famed Garden Route thanks to the sandstone cliffs that dramatically separate its tranquil lagoon from the pounding surf of the Indian Ocean. It's also home to the country's largest indigenous forest.

Snorkel and dive among colorful sea creatures or admire them from above via a glass-bottomed boat excursion in Ukunda, Kenya

Trek through some of the world’s most beautiful and bountiful landscapes in Tanzania, such as Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara.

Visit the historic old town of Fez in Morocco which is packed with centuries of Moroccan heritage. Wander its narrow lanes, markets, gardens and mosques.

Escape to one of the many roof terraces during sunset for spectacular views.

Hitting the beach is certainly a must on the Seychelles. But venture further afield and you’ll discover rare wildlife, choice scuba diving, hiking and parasailing, and the delights of the fiery local cuisine.

Enjoy a Big 5 safari at the national parks in Kenya and Tanzania.

 

 


AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

MORE THAN THE USUAL.

 

QUICK FACTS

WHY AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Australia and New Zealand’s medley of mountains, deserts, reefs, forests, beaches and multicultural cities are an eternal draw for travelers. Remote, beautiful and friendly, the Pacific islands’ white sands and clear waters are almost dreamlike in their perfection.

                                                                      

HOW TO GET THERE

Qantas is the national carrier of Australia and has many flights from India to Sydney .

Qantas, emirates and other big airlines do have flights to Auckland in New Zealand.

 

CLIMATE

January – March:  10 to 21°C                                                     April – June:  11 to 26 °C                                                      July - September:  24 to 27 °C                                                October – December:  24 to 30 °C

 

TIME DIFFERENCE

Australia is about 4 hrs 30 mins ahead of India
New Zealand is about 6 hrs 30 mins ahead of India

 

LANGUAGE

English

 

CURRENCY

The currency of Australia is Australian Dollar
1 AUD = 48 INR approx

The currency of New Zealand is New Zealand Dollar
1 NZD = 42 INR approx

 

TRAVEL TIPS

Visit the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns which is is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and the only living thing visible from space.

Head to Circular Quay the hub of tourist attractions in Sydney. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for the ultimate Sydney experience. Climbing this famous landmark gives you a spectacular view of Sydney and an exhilarating sense of achievement. Also check out the Sydney Opera House which comprises five performance spaces where dance, concerts, opera and theater are staged.

Observe the Gold Coast from a hot air balloon, viewing ancient rainforests, gorgeous coastlines and the ocean-lined horizon. Visit one of the many theme parks that it is famous for or just enjoy the great nightlife it has to offer.

Hit the rivers of the Gold Coast and board a "Catch a crab" cruise where you catch and eat delicious mud crabs, feed the pelicans, try fishing,  and experience the Australian outdoor lifestyle.

If you've thought about learning to surf, but never found the time, a New Zealand holiday is your perfect opportunity.      And If you already know how to surf, there are beaches that will keep you busy for hours.

Experience New Zealand's Māori culture by visiting a 'marae'. Watch a carving or weaving demonstration or learn about fascinating myths and legends from passionate Māori guides.

New Zealand is an adrenaline junkie's paradise and Queenstown is home to a huge choice of adventure activities including jet-boating, bungee jumping, white water rafting and skydiving – all guaranteed to get your blood rushing!

Head to Stewart Island for a glimpse into a simpler, slower lifestyle, where you can view the wildlife, walk around, go boating, fish, dive, kayak, hunt or just relax!

Visit Picton or Kaikoura, charming coastal villages tucked near South Island. Picton is a must visit for wine connoisseurs while Kaikoura boasts of a rich Maori culture, breathtaking views of the coast and the best whale, dolphin and seal-spotting in the world.

Experience the beauty of New Zealand when you cruise along the Cook Strait from Picton on the south Island to Wellington on the North Island. With stunning scenery of lush mountains, small islands, crystal clear waters and secluded bays is a true photographic opportunity.

When in Tasmania take a walk along Hobart's iconic waterfront, explore the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery or take a ferry up                                                                                                    river to MONA for an out-of-this-world modern art experience.                                                                                                      Also visit the zoo or wildlife parks there and take opportunity to                                                                                                see the native Tasmanian devil.