Sri Lanka: Pearl of the Indian Ocean
The teardrop isle floating in the seas off the southern coast of India has had many names. Once upon a time, it was Serendib. For some Hindus, it is the Lanka of their religious epics. The British, and tea lovers around the world still, called it Ceylon. And the modern, independent country goes by the name of Sri Lanka, too. Whichever name you prefer, it cannot be denied that this lush island is one of South Asia’s finest, most fascinating destinations, and has captured the hearts of generations of traders, missionaries, settlers, and tourists. We invite you to join us on a tour.
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At Indus Experiences we are fortunate enough to be able to explore some of the most fascinating, and often little visited, corners of our world. We’re keen to share our unique experiences with you, in the hope that you too might be inspired to explore a little more of our incredible planet. In the coming months we’re going to share with you small snippets of what we’ve seen, starting with a striking corner of the Indian Himalayas.
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Floral fragrances – by Heather Kelly
In an effort to introduce field trips on Ecology, Geology and Geography we are pleased to introduce our specialist Heather Kelly.
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Indus Experiences – British Travel Awards Winner
It is always lovely to receive an award or accolade in any walk of life but when it is customers and peers who vote for you then there is an extra pleasure. In October 2013 we were excited to learn that we had won ‘Best Small Holiday Company to Southern Asia’ at the British Travel Awards ceremony . For many years the BTA organisation has acted as ’arbiter of public opinion on travel industry performance’ and this award is recognised as the ‘Benchmark of Excellence’.
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On top of the world skiing in Gulmarg
Imagine swooshing downhill across ice-white powdery snow, sun beaming down out of a deep blue sky, with a backdrop of the highest mountain range in the world. You can do this at Gulmarg, one of India’s premier ski resorts, only 35 miles from beautiful Srinagar in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
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Top 10 things to do in stunning Srinagar
The capital of Kashmir is ancient Srinagar. Its sub-tropical climate attracts visitors all year round. Countless springs and lakes create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. The great Mughal Emperors recognised this ‘Paradise on Earth’ and its people have developed a vibrant, colourful lifestyle within a unique landscape. There is so much to experience – here are our Top Ten Things to Do in Srinagar.
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The unique charm of Vietnam’s capital Hanoi
With so much to see and do in Vietnam, it’s hard to know where to start. Take your pick from the idyllic beauty of Halong Bay, bustling Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the rugged mountains in the north or the Imperial city of Hue on the banks of the Perfume River. Guest Blogger, Lynne Gray, traveller and founder of That’s PR, shares her impressions of Hanoi, an old French Colonial city with a unique charm and history.
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