Entries tagged: Asia

The Sacred Things of Pushkar

A visit to India just wouldn’t be the same without seeing the Pushkar Camel Fair. Yes, the camel fair. Located west of Delhi at India’s most sacred body of water, the quiet town of Pushkar is a concentrated hub of the country’s culture and religion. This Hindu holy city boasts upwards of 400 temples and palaces, scattered like pebbles on the shores of Lake Pushkar, a lake said to have been created and blessed by Lord Brahma. One of few temples dedicated to the deity exists in Pushkar and this distinct 14th-century red and blue structure remains the most visited […]

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Discover Kerala and Southern India’s Emerald Backwater

Beyond the Taj Mahal and the tiger safaris, India’s southern coast is alive with endless emerald rice paddies and spice fields, rural groves of palms, quaint fishing communities and thousands of migratory birds. This is God’s Own Country – Kerala, the coastal state in southwestern India. Named as one of the “Ten Paradises of the World” and “Top 50 Places of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler, Kerala embodies a refreshing tropical paradise far from the country’s busier cities. Take a tour of Kerala’s crystalline marsh and watery web on Glimpses of Kerala, Ker & Downey’s latest tour. Experiential travel […]

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Custom Travel in Indochina – Introducing Cambodia

As part of Ker & Downey’s 2010 Next List, Cambodia is among the up-and-coming destinations for the elite traveler. Amidst the jungles and ancient temples of this enchanting region, luxury travel is simplified and visitors are treated to a charming brand of devoted hospitality in absolute splendor. Formerly part of the French colonial empire, Cambodia is a nation with an intriguing past and an emerging future. The history of Cambodia is rich and vast, from the mysticism of the Ankgor civilization to the regal era of kings. The Royal Palace and National Museum in in the kingdom’s capital, Phnom Penh, […]

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Kingdom in the Clouds

Kingdom in the Clouds

The country of Bhutan cares for one thing: happiness. a spirit filled place where joy is the pastime and soulful living a career, this little known Himalayan paradise is a welcome respite for wanderers with its secluded and sprawling resort in the hills called Amankora. The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan famously calculates success via Gross National Happiness, where one’s wealth is measured in joy rather than currency. This haven is home to a family of ethereal lodges – individual sanctuaries within the pristine Land of the Thunder Dragon. Scattered amidst sloping crags and forests are the Amanresorts’ prized collection […]

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Discover Effortless Luxury Travel in Vietnam

The face of Vietnam is changing, and the elite jet set worldwide are taking notice. Recently named as an emerging destination by Virtuoso travel professionals, the vast country is becoming a favorite travel wish-list addition, and luxury vacations in Vietnam have never been so simple to obtain. The beauty of the coastal bays, the bustle of the modern cities and the serenity of ancient buildings paint a peaceful portrait of Vietnam today. Uncover the best of Vietnam in the capable hands of Ker & Downey on a 10-day north-to-south jaunt through the country’s rich history and culture in our latest […]

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Customize Your Travel Experience in the Himalayas

The Himalayas are, quite deservedly, the most famous peaks in the world. The name, short in sanskrit for ‘abode of snow’ aptly describe these natural wonders. The Himalayan mountain system is the planet’s highest and home to the world’s highest peaks, the Eight-thousanders, which include Mount Everest and K2. The result of massive subterranean collisions, these mountains are so gargantuan they completely control the weather on the Indian subcontinent. Notably, the Himalayas are the youngest mountain ranges on the planet, and consist mostly of loose sedimentary material. Due to the continuing collision of the continental plates beneath the Eurasian and […]

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Enjoy a Customized Travel Experience in Paro

Paro, a region in Bhutan, has had years of isolation and a severely limited relationship with it’s neighbors providing for a bespoke adventure unlike any other. Notably, Lonely Planet published a Bhutan Guidebook for backpackers to travel the region. The small township of Paro as the gateway to the kingdom of Bhutan. In the city alone, however, there are many points of engagement that make Paro a destination in it’s own right. Along the main street you will find the best and most complex sampling of traditional architecture in the country: two lines of richly decorated buildings house small shops, […]

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Witness the Majesty of Delhi with a Luxury Vacation

Delhi is India’s foremost point of arrival for visitors looking for a luxury travel experience. Further it is the major transport hub for destinations in the states of Rajasthan, the Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh as well as central north India. Delhi city, oft called the showcase of India has long been the center of political and cultural activity on the subcontinent. The ancient fortresses, majestic buildings and historic ruins find their modern counterparts in the tall skyscrapers, diplomatic enclaves and well-planned townships of New Delhi. The people here, their lifestyles, traditions and even the climate are a rich and […]

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