Best for iconic sights

The Indian subcontinent is a mecca for bucket list experiences. Whether it’s soaking up the history of the Taj Mahal, standing on the roof of the world on Mount Everest or visiting the gravity defying Tiger’s Nest, seeing an iconic destination in the flesh is bound to be a vacation highlight. We’ve compiled the poster boy attractions of each country and how best to see them, for a once in a lifetime experience on the Indian subcontinent.

Helicopter around Mt. Everest

Soar over the Himalayas on a helicopter tour around the world's highest mountain. Rather than taking the trek to base camp, this flight takes you high into the sky above the spectacular mountain scenery. Seeing the mountain up close is a real bucket list experience and landing for a picnic breakfast, with views of the magnificent peak is sure to be a highlight on any vacation to Nepal.

Luxury Rajasthan with Oberoi Hotels - India

For first timers to India or those wanting to squeeze in India’s iconic highlights on a whistle stop tour, this might just be the itinerary for you. Staying in Oberoi hotels, you will be greeted time and time again with fantastic service, luxurious accommodation and world class facilities throughout the course of the itinerary. Taking in Rajasthan's cultural highlights such as the Taj Mahal, Udaipur and Delhi, this is the perfect way to see these incredible destinations without compromising on comfort.

Taj Amritsar - India

The first luxury hotel to lay claim to a spot near the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the Taj Swarna is the latest addition to the Taj Hotel portfolio enjoying an enviable position close to this significant cultural site. Offering the level of service and hospitality that the Taj group are so renowned for, the Taj Swarna is a truly special place to stay. Whether its a spot of pampering at the onsite spa or for discovering the beautiful towns of the Himalayas that ticks the boxes, there is something for everyone at this beautiful hotel.

Tiger's Nest Monastery - Bhutan

The Tiger’s Nest Monastery is a simply awe inspiring sight, and is arguably one of the most extraordinary architectural feats in all of Bhutan. The walk to the viewpoint is challenging at points but well worth the climb as you pass by some stunning scenery en route. The monastery is an incredibly significant site for Buddhists in Bhutan and a real cultural highlight on any trip to the country.

Sigirya Rock - Sri Lanka

The Water Garden hotel in Sri Lanka is situated in the heart of the Cultural Triangle with enviable views of Sigirya Rock. The Sigiriya Rock Fortress is one of Sri Lanka’s highlights and it dominates the horizon from the Water Garden resort. At the hotel, spacious villas dot the grounds, all offering total privacy in beautiful surroundings.

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