Suggested itineraries in October
The gateway to winter, October is the ideal month for an exotic Asian getaway. The summer monsoon is coming to an end in central Vietnam, which means a little rain to break the temperature but mostly sunny days in the mid-to-south coast’s beautiful beaches. By October the southwest monsoon in India is easing so if you want to visit the cultural triangle, now is a fantastic time. Rajasthan has little rain in October and because of the recent monsoon, trees are a verdant green and tropical hibiscus flowers add splashes of colour.
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
Himalayan Odyssey... North India's Finest Monasteries, Temples & Spas
A delightful tour starting with the incredible Golden Temple in Amritsar, followed by travels through the scenic foothills of the...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 October
Mahatma Gandhi Birthday (India): 2nd October 2019
Chinese 'Golden Week': 2nd - 7th October 2019
London Frieze & Frieze Masters: 2nd - 6th October 2019
Health Sports Day (Japan): 14th October 2019
Ancestor's Day (Cambodia): 8th - 10th October 2018
A Buddhist holiday dedicated to honouring deceased relatives.
Durga Puja (Calcutta & West Bengal, India): 4th - 8th October 2019
A five-day annual festival which is the largest and most vibrant festival in Bengal. Lanes and parks transform into open art exhibitions, as various committees compete to set up lavish and innovative pandals (makeshift prayer arrangements), each displaying an interpretation of Goddess Durga.
Dussehra (India): 8th October 2019
The celebration of the triumph of good over evil; a riot of colours, this festival imbibes the spirit of good among the people and celebrates the victory of Lord Rama over the evil Raavan.
Mewar Jodhpur Festival (India): 12th & 13th October 2019
The Mewar Festival Jodhpur is one of the most awaited festivals of Rajasthan. Reflecting the city’s rich culture, the festival is celebrated with a lot of excitement and zeal.
Jodhpur RIFF / Rajasthan Folk Festival (India): 10th - 14th October 2019
An annual 5 day festival promoting traditional folk music and arts brings together more than 200 musicians and artists to celebrate Rajasthan’s music and history.
Festival of Lights (Laos): 13th October 2019
Also known as the Lai Heua Fai Festival, more than 20,000 boats, colourfully decorated with candles and money, slowly float down the Mekong River at night, wishing good luck for the future and paying respect to the spirit of the waters.
Boat Racing Festival (Laos): 14th October 2019
Celebrates the end of Buddhist lent.
Luang Prabang Half Marathon (Laos): 20th October 2019
Diawali (India): 27th October 2019
The flickering flames of millions of tiny lamps dispel the darkness of the night in a celebration of the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.
Asian Art Week (UK): 31st Oct - 9th Nov 2019
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India