Why South Asia Tours in 2024?

11 Jan 2024 Asia Experiences


South Asia lies in the Southern part which is the sub-region of Asia. This region is geographically diverse and borders East Asia to the northeast, Central Asia to the northwest, West Asia to the west, and Southeast Asia to the east. South Asia includes an amazing 8 nations: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

South Asia is a beautiful region consisting of rich destinations having a great combination of history, culture, traditions, and natural phenomena. Numerous travelers across the globe have abundant places to discover in South Asia such as nature, history, architecture, arts, events, adventure, revitalization, food, and drinks.

Every year South Asian region destinations are constantly listed as ‘Must Visit Destinations’ by popular travel sites and other news portals such as Lonely Planet, Google Travel, CNN Travel, New York Times, etc. Recently, Mustang from Nepal, Negombo from Sri Lanka, and Ladakh from India were listed as the New York Times ‘52 Places to Go in 2024’. Likewise in 2023, CNN Travel listed ‘Mustang Valley, Nepal as ‘23 Best Destinations to Visit’.

South Asian nations are gems to explore for all types of travelers from around the world as there are abundant destinations that have rich history and culture, arts and architecture, diverse ethnicities, languages, religions, festivals, authentic and exotic foods and drinks, and unspoiled nature. They can experience variety in this South Asia tour and can create the best unforgettable memories.

Highlights of South Asia Tours

  • An incredible and millions of years old history and culture.
  • Diverse ethnicities, languages, and religions.
  • Cultural diversity, cultural syncretism, and numerous vibrant festivals.
  • Exotic locations, foods, and drinks.
  • Unique archipelagos, and islands.
  • Beautiful mangrove forests, waterfalls, beaches, and coastlines.
  • Breathtaking snow-capped mountains including the world’s highest Mt. Everest.
  • Adventurous destinations for trekking, skydiving, paragliding, rafting, etc.

3 South Asian Destinations from New York Times ‘52 Places to Go in 2024’


Mustang, Nepal

Mustang is one of the remote regions in Nepal that extends to the Tibetan plateau in the north. Mustang comprises Lower Mustang and Upper Mustang heavily influenced by Tibetan culture. Upper Mustang is often called the “Grand Canyon” of the Himalayas. An ancient culture is very well-preserved here. The ancient Kingdom of Lo-Manthang, Buddhist monasteries, and Tibetan architecture are the major attractions. The availability of basic teahouses, and connectivity of linking roads and airports in Pokhara has made it easier to reach Mustang.

Mustang Valley Highlights

  • Wilderness treks on ancient trails through the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges
  • Encounter yaks and sheep while traversing river gorges, glacial lakes, and rough trails
  • Unique traditions and heritage of the ancient kingdom Lo Manthang
  • An exceptional combination of  Nepalese and Tibetan culture
  • Breathtaking landscapes with stunning views of the Himalayan peaks
  • Picturesque villages like Kagbeni, Marpha, Dhakmar, and Tsarang
  • Ancient Buddhist monasteries and the holy Muktinath Temple
  • The unspoiled beauty of Upper Mustang

Must Explore Places in Mustang

  • Ancient Kingdom of Lo-Manthang
  • Sacred Muktinath Temple
  • Historic Ghar Gompa (Monastery)
  • Marpha village- Apple capital of Nepal
  • Attractive Chhoser Cave Houses
  • Holy Lake Damodar Kunda
  • Ancient Tsarang Monastery (500 years old)
  • Distinctive red cliffs and caves in Dhakmar Village

Ladakh, India

Ladakh in India is the highest plateau nestled over 3,000 m that extends from the Himalayas to Kunlun. It is also popular as the ‘Land of High Passes’ coupled with numerous beautiful remote villages and rugged lands. Ladakh has the highest motorable road i.e. Khardung La Pass at an elevation of 5,359 m. Ladakh is breathtakingly beautiful and has exquisite landscapes, pristine lakes, Buddhist monasteries, and several attractive valleys.

Ladakh Highlights

  • High Passes (Khardung, Rohtang)
  • Highest Motorable Road-Khardung La
  • The largest city in Ladakh-Leh
  • Leh Market and souvenirs
  • Numerous monasteries
  • Hiking and trekking routes
  • Homestays and local foods

Must Explore Places in Ladakh

  • Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Magnetic Hill
  • Nubra Valley and Zanskar Valley
  • Alchi Village
  • Pristine Lakes (Pangong, Tso Moriri)
  • Monasteries (Thiskey, Lamayuru, Gotsang, Stakna)
Negombo srilanka

Negombo, Sri Lanka

Negombo is one of the major cities in Sri Lanka that lies on the west coast. Negombo is a less-crowded newfound favorite destination among travelers popular for its scenic lagoon. It is popular for fishing and one can visit the lively fish market and also enjoy delicious seafood. The local culture and traditions here are also impressive. Beautiful churches, numerous beaches, stunning temples, Dutch canals, and colonial-style buildings are major attractions here. Sandy beaches in Negombo are famous for swimming, surfing, sailing, relaxing, and enjoying the sunset. The availability of hotels, the nearest airports, and easy transportation make Negombo a favorite destination for travelers in Sri Lanka.

Negombo Highlights

  • Lively local fish markets
  • Dozens of seafood restaurants
  • Local culture and tradition
  • Scenic wonderful sandy beaches (swim, surf, sail)
  • Enjoy sunsets at the beaches
  • Boat ride on scenic Negombo Lagoon
  • Numerous beautiful churches
  • Cooking class in Negombo
  • Safari in Wilpattu National Park (near Negombo)

Must Explore Places in Negombo

  • Negombo Beaches (Browns, Morawala)
  • Negombo Dutch Fort
  • Negombo Lagoon
  • Angurukaramulla Temple
  • Negombo Fish Market
  • Muthurjawela-Bird Watching
  • Wilpattu National Park (near Negombo)
  • Churches (St. Mary’s Church, St. Stephen’s Anglican, St. Sebastian’s)

What Travelers can get from the South Asia Tour in 2024?

  • Deep understanding of the cultural and architectural richness.
  • Exposure to diverse languages, festivals, and cuisines.
  • New learnings of the diverse ethnicities, religions, and languages.
  • Excursion around historic cultural landmarks to natural destinations.
  • Unique experiences and diverse insights into these nations.
  • Visiting authentic villages, interacting with locals, and insights into their lifestyle.
  • Get more close to nature and enjoy greenery and scenery at its best.
  • Explore the vibrant diverse festivals and immerse yourself in them.
  • Introduction to a variety of flavorful and exotic cuisines.
  • Learn about unique ingredients, their cooking techniques, and the use of spices.
  • Perform adventurous activities such as Trekking, Rafting, Paragliding, etc.
  • Relax and revitalize around beaches and islands.
  • Explore more rich and unspoiled new destinations.


South Asia Tours in 2024 is perfect for all age groups travelers from around the globe as there are plenty of things to offer to every one of their preferences. Travelers have a choice to explore diverse categories such as nature, history, arts, architecture, culture, adventure, foods, and drinks. Travelers can explore all these in South Asia tours in multiple destinations. South Asia is the greatest learning or exploring hub for travelers and we ensure that they will be amazed as well as satisfied to explore these marvels in South Asia.

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