The land of hidden gems, unexplored grasslands, temple towns, bustling streets and golden beaches; this is Asia Tourism for you. From lip smacking spicy curries that will wake you up to the comfort of hot, bite-sized momos; Asia will fill not just your stomach but your heart too. Get ready to taste the many cultures of this land as you explore this vast continent and its many flavours. We assure you that there will never be a dull moment when you are in Asia!

Asia Tourism: A Quick Overview


Widely spread Indian Rupee and Chinese Yuan (no dominant national currency in Asia, however INR and Chinese Yuan are used more frequently)


446.27 crores (as per 2016)

Time Zone

UTC+06:30 (Myanmar); UTC+07:00 (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and Western Indonesia); UTC+08:00 (Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, and central Indonesia); and UTC+09:00 (Eastern Indonesia)


44.58 million km²

Official Language

Chinese, Hindi and English

Location of Asia: Guarded by the sea

The land of various traditions, colours and cultures rests amidst the Arctic Ocean to the north, Indian Ocean to the south, the Red Sea to the southwest and Europe to the west.


Highlights of Asia: Of beaches, plains and mountains

Many Asian countries such as India, China and Japan are reputed world over for their rich history, variety of cultures and traditions. Here are some of Asia’s famous places that you must visit if you wish to witness the remnants of some of them:

Taj Mahal, India

How can one talk about history in Asia without mentioning the greatest memoir of love built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved Mumtaz Mahal? Yes, Taj Mahal in India is the epitome of eternal love and is frequented by thousands of tourists every day.

Great Wall of China, China

This 21,196-kilometre-long wall was made to protect North China from the advancements of its enemies. The best sections or spots to visit this historical marvel would be around Beijing’s north and east areas. If you are traveling with kids, Mutianyu would be the best spot as it is known to be a child-friendly section. You could also engage in some sightseeing and hiking while you are here. Its sheer length and breadth make it one of the most sought-after places to visit In Asia.

Kinkakuji Temple or the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan

Situated on the banks of a pond and nestled amidst lush, green trees is the holy Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto, here is a sight to behold. The gleaming gold of the second and third floors of this temple will instantly catch your eye.


Cuisines of Asia

Good food is like a cherry on the cake while one is on a tour. If you live to eat and would rather go on a food crawl than engage in some hiking or trekking activities, head to Shanghai, Seoul and Burma to try these local delicacies.

Xiaolongbao, Shanghai

Also known as soup dumpling, this dish is best made in Shanghai of all the Asian countries. These bite-sized morsels might be hard to resist but try not to gulp them down and burn your tongue!

Ginger/Tomato Salad, Burma

If you are a fitness freak, this salad is not for you. However, if you do not wish to compromise with taste, this salad should be your pick. Made from a selection of fresh nuts and vegetables, this dish is covered in oil with some excellent dressing that will awaken your taste buds.

Garlic Chicken, Seoul

When in Seoul, do try its most popular street food. With garlic infused in some tangy chicken, this is a go-to dish for both the locals and tourists. This deep-fried delight is available in every nook and corner of Seoul.


Beaches in Asia

As you explore Asia, you will realise that it is not just famous for its temple towns and dense forests but also home to many a tropical paradise. Some that should definitely be on your bucket list are:

Kuta Beach, Bali

Known to be one of busiest beach destinations, this place calls out to the adventure enthusiast in you. This beach is a popular spot for some surfing and sunbathing. You will also find restaurants and eateries dotted along Jalan Pantai Kuta and Jalan Kartika Plaza where you can indulge your taste buds.

Railay Beach, Thailand

If you are looking for a quiet spot amidst this tourist populated destination, this is the beach to head to. This spot presents to you a vast expanse of white, sandy beaches and breath-taking viewpoints. Simply put, this is the perfect picnic spot for you and your family!

Palawan Beach, Singapore

Looking for some beach fun with family? Palawan is the perfect spot to make your way to! This spot boasts of being the happiest family beach with intriguing shops and eateries to choose from.


How to get to Asia: Mesmerising spots await you

By Road

The interior regions and roads of Asian countries are well equipped and constructed to provide good connectivity with national and international highways.

By Rail

You can easily avail metro and railway systems to and from the cities located in Japan, China, Singapore, Sri Lanka and India.

By Air

You can easily get access to flights to and from major countries in Asia. You can also check out other ways on how to reach Asia.

Interesting facts about Asia: Digging up facts

  • You will be surprised to know that Asia is home to the highest number of billionaires in the world, even though a large number of people in Asia live in poverty.
  • Asia also comprises the highest mountains in the world.
  • Asia is the largest consumer of rice, with a whopping 90% consumption rate.
  • Some Asian countries also consume insects as their local delicacies
  • Rumour has it that at least 90% of South Asians are lactose intolerant.


Best time to visit Asia

From lush green forests to temple towns, endless stretches of land to sandy beaches; there is never really a bad time to visit this diverse continent. This makes tourism in Asia a blessing. However, the best time to visit Asia would depend on which country you plan to visit and the activities you wish to engage in. If you want to greet the rain gods, head during June to early September. If you long to explore the vast grasslands of Asia or laze around in the many beaches of this continent, visit during the months of June to August. Winter is rather unforgiving in the East Asian countries; hence we advise you to head to Thailand and other destinations to warm up closer to the equator.


History of Asia: The land of many cultures

The bearer of global regions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism; this continent is brimming with many culture and a plethora of stories. At least 60% of the world’s population have found their homes in Asia. Various coastal regions inhabit this continent, the unique stories of which make up Asia’s history collectively. Asia features many noteworthy developments such as the trade of the Silk Road transporting cultures as well as the traditions and languages throughout the Afro-Eurasian trade. Studies show that the first humans to occupy Asia migrated from Africa and were known as homo Erectus. Hinduism is noted as the oldest of many religions in South Asia while Southwest Asia practices Judaism, Christianity and Islam. East Asia on the other hand practices Daoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. There are indeed amazing places to visit in Asia so make sure you check it out.


Intrigued, are you? Or are you overwhelmed with what Asia has to offer and just cannot wait to experience what it has in store for you? Head to Asia Tour Packages immediately to explore our packages and choose what suits you the best! 

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Best Asia Tourism Guide

The land of maharajas and ancient civilizations welcomes you with open arms. An Asian holidays can be a heritage loving, traveller’s ideal paradise. Your extensive Asian trip includes visits to places like India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand and Singapore, among much more. If legends are to be believed, then the colour film was invented specifically to capture the colour and vibrancy of India.

Your trip to Asia can well be an opportunity of a lifetime. The indescribable beauties of the Taj Mahal and The Great Wall of China are bound to captivate even the most passive of human minds. Your Asia tour will take you to the land of saffron-robed monks residing in places like Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal and to vibrant towns of Hong Kong where you can sail down the Yangtze, on a Chinese-style riverboat.

Asia vacation packages are also famous for those willing to take cycle tours through shadows of Angkor Wat. Your trip can be made further memorable by enjoying a boat ride on the river bed of Irrawaddy, enjoying the sight of river dolphins. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your trip through one of the Asia packages.

With such interesting travel packages, you will be spoilt for choice. Asia is the zenith of beauty and tranquillity. Soak in the sun, walk on silky sands and take your taste buds on a spicy journey as well. Consider an Asia tour package the next time you go on vacation.

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