Indian Subcontinent

The charming chaos of India; the serene tranquillity of Bhutan; the Sri Lankan and Nepali phoenixes rising from the flames and picture perfect Maldivian islands, all in one enduringly fascinating region. Frankly, what's not to like?

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Amankora Gangtey

Amankora Gangtey

Bhutan

Named after nearby Gangtey village, this is probably the most remote of the Aman properties, situated in the Phobjikha Valley area of the Black Mountains National Park.

Where to stay

Amankora Gangtey
Festivals

Festivals

Bhutan

An integral part of Bhutanese culture are the festivals conveniently spaced throughout the year. These exotic and mysterious commemorations are calculated using the (highly complicated) Bhutanese lunar calendar.

What to do

Festivals
Rafting

Rafting

Ladakh

Head to the Indus River for a raft from Choglamsar to Phey.

What to do

Rafting
Amankora Bumthang

Amankora Bumthang

Bhutan

Amankora Bumthang is in exalted company, sharing the Choekhor Valley with 29 ancient temples and monasteries and sitting pretty next to the first two King of Bhutan’s Wangdichholing Palace in Jakar town.

Where to stay

Amankora Bumthang
Bhutan

Bhutan

Indian Subcontinent

A fascinating Himalayan kingdom offering unique cultural insight, superb trekking and landscapes, and welcoming people.

Where to go

Bhutan
Gurung Lodge

Gurung Lodge

Nepal

Gurung Lodge is located on the edge of the village of Majgaun, and views of the surrounding valley and mountains, especially Annapurna South and Annapurna One, are spectacular.

Where to stay

Gurung Lodge
Trekking in Bhutan

Trekking in Bhutan

Bhutan

Some of the best trekking on Earth is in the mountainous kingdom of Bhutan, including both day treks and longer treks such as the six day Druk Path Trek, which follows the ancient trading route between Paro and Thimpu.

What to do

Trekking in Bhutan
Taj Tashi

Taj Tashi

Bhutan

This seven-storey structure is a welcome addition to the emerging kingdom's small capital city.

Where to stay

Taj Tashi
Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Rajasthan & Agra

In our humble opinion, this might just be the classic site anywhere worldwide that most lives up to expectations.

What to do

Taj Mahal
Amankora Punakha

Amankora Punakha

Bhutan

While some of the other Aman properties are based on designs from dzong fortress monasteries, Amankora Punakha is a lovingly converted Bhutanese farmhouse, with a correspondingly intimate feel, and set in orange orchards and farmland with the ever-present mountains as a backdrop.

Where to stay

Amankora Punakha
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Indian Subcontinent

The teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka, at the southern tip of India, is a small country with a great combination of attractions – culture, beaches and nature.

Where to go

Sri Lanka
Forts and Palaces

Forts and Palaces

Rajasthan & Agra

Rajasthan is justifiably famous for its wonderful forts and palaces

What to do

Forts and Palaces
Tiger's Nest

Tiger's Nest

Bhutan

Tatsang Palphug, also known as the Tiger’s Nest, is a Buddhist monastery clinging to the side of a steep cliff. A must see for anyone who is lucky enough to enter the world’s last remaining Shangri La, this temple complex lies 3000ft above the Paro Valley, where many long distance treks start from.

What to do

Tiger's Nest
Amankora Thimpu

Amankora Thimpu

Bhutan

Within easy reach of the Bhutanese capital of Thimpu (population 80,000 – think Weston-super-Mare. Actually, don’t) Amankora Thimpu is designed to resemble a dzong or fortress monastery.

Where to stay

Amankora Thimpu
Basanta Lodge

Basanta Lodge

Nepal

Basanta Lodge is located on the outskirts of Dhampus, and therefore is a good place to start or end a trek.

Where to stay

Basanta Lodge
Uma by COMO, Punakha (Uma Punakha)

Uma by COMO, Punakha (Uma Punakha)

Bhutan

COMO Hotels have recently opened Uma by COMO, Punakha, a sister property to Uma Paro (or Uma by COMO, Paro as it’s now supposed to be called. Catchy, no?)

Where to stay

Uma by COMO, Punakha (Uma Punakha)
Amankora Paro

Amankora Paro

Bhutan

Amankora Paro, Aman Resorts’ first venture into Bhutan, is a 30-minute drive from the kingdom's only international airport and is the largest of the five Aman lodges, sitting in a pine forest nearly 9,000ft above sea level.

Where to stay

Amankora Paro
Zip Touring

Zip Touring

Rajasthan & Agra

Try India’s first zip tour.

What to do

Zip Touring
Monastery Visits

Monastery Visits

Ladakh

During the trek, there are opportunities to visit some of Ladakh’s finest monasteries.

What to do

Monastery Visits
Uma Paro

Uma Paro

Bhutan

An excellent five-star hotel on a 38-acre site on a forested mountainside, close to the town of Paro, designed to respect local aesthetics while including modern comforts.

Where to stay

Uma Paro
India

India

Indian Subcontinent

Utterly original, which probably explains why we love India so much.

Where to go

India
Expert-Led Journey: Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) with Amelia Stewart, 5th - 14th October 2014

Expert-Led Journey: Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) with Amelia Stewart, 5th - 14th October 2014

Rajasthan & Agra

The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, more affectionately known as RIFF, descends on Mehrangarh Fort for four nights in October. Usually closed to visitors after dark, seeing the Fort at night is a spectacle in itself. The Fort commands the surrounding desert landscape and sits atop a craggy outcrop overlooking the painted blue roofs of the city, opulent palaces, and the sands of the Thar desert - what could be a better setting?

What to do

Expert-Led Journey: Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) with Amelia Stewart, 5th - 14th October 2014
Nepal

Nepal

Indian Subcontinent

Wedged like an appendix between China and India, the two most populous nations on earth in, Nepal packs quite a punch for a small country.

Where to go

Nepal
Riding

Riding

Rajasthan & Agra

One of the best ways to explore the beautiful Rajasthani scenery is on horseback, riding through small villages and experiencing the culture close up.

What to do

Riding

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