Suggested itineraries in January
January can be a dreary month to endure in the UK but this is most certainly not the case if you head eastwards. Head to South India: the tropical beaches of Goa and Kerala have calm seas ideal for swimming and the sun shines often without a cloud in the sky. The nearby Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer an island retreat and cooling sea breezes that keep the temperature down at night. The coconut-studded west coast of Sri Lanka is at its best now with clear, azure-blue waters ideal for swimming, surfing and blue whale spotting. Now is also the time to hit the beaches of Phuket for its most picture-perfect weather.
A Family Wilderness Adventure in Kipling Country
This bespoke Indian wildlife adventure has been especially designed for families travelling with children, bringing to life Rudyard Kipling's stories.View here
Grand Tour of South India... Our Signature Family-friendly Holiday
This fabulous journey cherry-picks the region's highlights, from the colonial charm of Cochin and the buzzing temple-town of Madurai to the...View here
Maharajas' Express - North India's Most Luxurious Train Journey
Experience India’s most luxurious train, the Maharajas’ Express, on a fascinating route through bejewelled cities, cultural sites and wildlife hubs....View here
Meandering Down the Mekong... Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam
- Chiang Rai
- Luang Prabang
- Si Phan Don
- Siem Reap
- Phnom Penh
- Mekong Delta
- Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
This is our ‘super luxe’ Mekong itinerary. Sleeping both on the boat and in hotels, you will experience four countries...View here
Natural Wildlife Wonders of Sri Lanka
Experience the astonishing diversity and natural beauty of Sri Lanka's rivers, lakes, mountains, jungles and beaches. Staying in accommodation ranging...View here
Tamil Nadu & the Andaman Islands... Cultural Tour & Beach Holiday in South India
A chance to experience two extremes of India: Tamil Nadu, a fabulous alternative to Rajasthan renowned for its incredible centuries-old...View here
The Ultimate Burma Tour... No Stone Left Unturned
- Yangon (Rangoon)
- Inle Lake
- Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin)
- Mrauk U
- Ngapali Beach
This is our definitive Burma itinerary. As well as taking in all the major sites, this journey showcases all of...View here
Events in January
New Year's Day: 1st January 2018
Burma Independence Day: 4th January 2018
Observed every year on 4th January the date celebrates Burma’s Declaration of Independence from Britain in 1948.
Int Yoga Festival (Pondicherry): 4th - 7th January 2018
Coming of Age Day Japan: 8th January 2018
Int Kite Festival (Ahmedabad): 8th - 14th January 2018
Galle Literary Festival (Sri Lanka): 12th & 13th January 2018
Attended by internationally acclaimed and well known writers, Galle Literary Festival hosts workshops, readings and panel discussions as well as championing local talent.
Lohri Festival (Punjab): 13th January 2018
Observed on the eve of the winter solstice the Lohri festival is marked by a range of traditional activities where locals expressing gratitude to the good harvest season and natural elements.
Bikaner Camel Fair, India: 13th & 14th January 2018
The Bikaner Camel Fair is celebrated to acknowledge the importance of camels in the lives of the Rajasthani people, and includes performances such as dances and races by the animals.
Kite Festival Jaipur (India): 14th January 2018
Coinciding with the Makar Sankranti celebrations the International Kite Festival is held in Rajasthan where the skies above the city come alive with kites of all colours and sizes.
Tamil Thai Pongal Day (Sri Lanka): 15th January 2018
A 4 day harvest festival celebrated to offer thanks to the Sun God and livestock for creating agricultural abundance. The festival is a thanksgiving to a successful harvest.
Tamil Thai Pongal Day (India): 15th January 2018
World Economic Forum Davos (World): 23rd - 26th January 2018
Jaipur Literary Festival, India: 24th - 29th January 2018
Celebrating excellence in Rajasthani, Indian and international writing, Jaipur Literary Festival welcomes over 100,000 people yearly and holds sessions and talks with famous authors over a five day period.
India Republic Day: 26th January 2018
Republic Day honours the day in which the constitution of India came into force completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic.
Venice Carnival (World): 27th Jan - 13th Feb 2018
Every year Mamallapuram hosts a four week dance festival with performances by the best Indian classical dancers.
Jaisalmer Desert Festival (India): 29th - 31st January 2018
Held to display Rajasthan’s rich and colourful culture, Jaisalmer Desert Festival sees locals dancing and performers such as snake charmers and puppeteers entertaining spectators throughout the streets of Jaisalmer.