India & Sri Lanka News
Sacred Wonders of the World - BBC One’s latest series
BBC1’s beautifully shot new three part series, Sacred Wonders, takes us to some of the world’s most famous landmarks that have been built in the name of religion. Whatever your religious beliefs, it's fair to say these man-made wonders are nothing short of magical.
Here are a few sacred wonders we'd be delighted to take you to.
Our thoughts are with the people of Sri Lanka
We are deeply saddened by the news of the terror attacks that took place in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the people of Sri Lanka and the friends and families of those impacted.
December e-newsletter - New adventures in southeast Asia, Sri Lanka & India
New holidays in southeast Asia, Sri Lanka & India * New 2019/20 brochure now available * Request your brochure * Tailor Made Travel
Read our December e-newsletter here for a round up of all of our recent news and offers. If you'd like to receive our new e-newsletter, sign up here.
Help Mountain Kingdoms help Kerala
We were very saddened to see the devastating effects of the severe flooding in Kerala in Southern India last month. It is a destination which is very popular with Mountain Kingdoms’ clients and although none of our tours are affected, there are areas which have been truly devastated by the catastrophic flooding.
Joanna Lumley in India
Joanna Lumley makes a welcome return to our TV screens this week, taking us with her on an immersive, moving and thoroughly entertaining journey across the length and breadth of India. In a country that holds deep, personal connections, she explores its diverse landscapes, discovers its fascinating cultural traditions, learns about its modern day challenges and meets an extraordinarily eclectic mix of people.
Kangchenjunga National Park - new World Heritage Site
Last month, UNESCO added the Kangchenjunga (or Khangchendzonga) National Park to its list of inscribed World Heritage sites, making it officially one of the world’s cultural and natural treasures.
Travelling to India just became simpler
Organising your holiday to the wonderful country of India has just become much easier. As of the 15th August 2015, the Indian government extended their e-Tourist Visa Scheme to include visitors from the UK. This means that British citizens can now obtain an Indian visa by applying online and paying a significantly lower price for their visa than previously.
K2 Base Camp Trek opens again
We are pleased to say that the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) have amended their travel advice regarding Gilgit, Skardu and the Karakoram Mountains in Pakistan, making it possible once more to trek to the base of the world's second highest mountain.
A ride to save lives
This year, two admirable families are fundraising for Interburns by doing a trip from Kathmandu to Dhaka (K2D), all whilst travelling on motorbikes! During their journey the two families will meet both burns staff and patients from Nepal, through North East India and to Bangladesh.
Interburns is a worldwide charity dedicated to providing training, education, research and support with the aim of improving burn care treatment and prevention in less developed countries.
Mike’s Zanskar Dream Trek
Last summer trek leader Mike Ford led our Zanskar Dream Trek(renamed in 2018 to Wild Zanskar Trek) in Ladakh, India. He described it as an "absolutely amazing high-altitude trekking experience".
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