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
A Royal Visit to North India & Bhutan
Follow the royal connections between England and the Indian Subcontinent, which have existed since the majestic days of the Raj...View here
Boutique Indonesia... Sun, Sand & Stylish Hotels in Lombok, Bali & Moyo Island
This quirky tour spans the tropical islands of Lombok, Bali and Moyo Island staying in some of Indonesia’s most stylish...View here
Deccan Discovery... Archaeology, Ancient Temples & Train Journeys in South India
This extraordinary itinerary provides comfortable access to some of the most beautiful locations in southern India and to the Deccan,...View here
Essential India... Our Comprehensive Tour of North & South India
This itinerary is one of our absolute favourites. It combines the fascinating historical and natural gems of the northern regions...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
Tamil Nadu & Kerala... A Luxury Tailor-made Tour of South India
Towering temples, mist shrouded hills and palm fringed beaches are just a few of the incredible sights that await you...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 2020
Chinese 'Golden Week': 2nd - 7th October 2020
Festival of Lights (Laos): 2nd October 2020
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): 3rd October 2020
Celebrates the end of Buddhist lent.
Durga Puja (Calcutta & West Bengal, India): 4th - 8th October 2020
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.
London Frieze & Frieze Masters: 8th - 11th October 2020
Dussehra (India): 8th October 2020
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.
Thailand Father's Day: 13th October 2020
Today's public holiday is the Anniversary of the death of King Bhumibol. His birthday is celebrated on the 5th December.
Jodhpur RIFF / Rajasthan Folk Festival (India): 29th October - 2nd November 2020
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.
Cambodia Water Festival: 30th October - 1st November 2020
Bon Om Touk, also known as the Cambodian Water Festival, is a three day festival celebrated on the full moon in October or November.
Mewar Jodhpur Festival (India): 30th -31st October 2020
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.
That Luang Festival (Laos): 31st October 2020
Asian Art Week (UK): TBC
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Anonymous, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India