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tourasia - India and Sri Lanka from the specialist

October 2019 to September 2020



India, Bhutan, SriLanka

Quality when traveling.

India, SriLanka & Bhutan from A – Z

Over 500 travel ideas on 150 catalog pages

1–7 General Information

8–9 tourasia Flight shop

10 Ayurveda

11–107 India

11–17 Country Information

18–19 train journeys

20–79 North India

20-57 randtravel, short tours and

National parks

58-61 Delhi

62-65 Mumbai

66-67 Kolkata

68–69 Information North India

70–79 hotel selection in North India:

Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer,

Bikaner, Amritsar, Shimla, Rishikesh,

Khajuraho, Varanasi

80–97 South India

80–81 Information on South India

82-90 randtravel, short tours and

National parks

91-92 Kochi

93–97 Hotel selection in South India:

Backwaters, Thekkady, Bekal / Neeleshwar,

Mararikulam, Kovalam, Chennai,


98-104 Goa

98–99 Information Goa

100-104 Goa hotels

105-107 Andaman Islands

108-116 Bhutan

108–110 country information

111-116 Randto travel

117–149 SriLanka

117–119 country information

120-129 randto travel and Short tours

130-133 Colombo & SriLankas inland:

information and Hotels

134–135 Information beach holidays

136–145 Beach & Ayurveda Hotels West Coast:

Kalpitiya, Negombo, Beruwela,

Bentota, Balapitiya, Hikkaduwa

146–147 Beach Hotels South Coast:

Koggala, Tangalle

148–149 Beach Hotels East Coast:

Trincomalee, Passekudah

150–153 General Information









7314 m



Kuala Kangri

7554 m

(Pages 108-116)

Punakha Bumthang

Thimphu Trongsa








Chandigarh Dehradun






Thar Desert



Gir National Park









National Park


(Pages 11-107)









Pench National Park







National Park



Panna National Park



Bandhavgarh National Park

Kanha National Park


Mt Everest








National Park


Bay of Bengal









Andaman Islands


Nagarhole National Park







(Mysore) Pondicherry




Periyar National Park








Wilpattu NP








Minneriya NP


Nuwara Eliya


(Pages 117-149)




Port Blair

Nicobar Islands

Indian Ocean



Indian Ocean


Udawalawe NP


Yala NP

Asia's unlimited


Discover more and experience Asia in an even more diverse way and more intense.

Country combinations

Our offer - online and printed

Unlimited possibilities.

Numerous Asian countries can be ideally combined. Many Randto travel

can be found in our offer under the respective country where the trip


We would be happy to provide you with a travel program tailored to your needs


Scroll through the fascinating countries of Asia.

With our offer we present you handpicked books on over 700 pages

Travel ideas in 22 countries from India to Japan.

tourasia - the personal way of traveling.

Less is more and longer is better

love tourasia Guests,

it wasn't that long ago that traveling to Asia was time consuming and sometimes challenging. Planes

a few decades ago had to make one or two refueling stops for the long distances and finally arrived at the destination,

you hit a language barrier. English was not yet widely spoken in many countries. Especially apart

of the big cities you had to be patient and Bring a talent for improvisation. Good ones too and clean accommodations were

often in short supply. A trip to Asia was always a little adventure.

I am not a nostalgic and I really appreciate the fact that traveling to Asian countries is much faster these days,

more convenient and are less complicated. On the other hand, the long trips that were longed for with a tingling sensation in the stomach are closed

become a rarity. Some prefer to jet to Asia several times a year. And yes, such a brief escape from everyday life in

exotic countries is something Wanderable.

But not least in view of the climate debate, in which long-distance travel - whether rightly or wrongly - is often the focus,

One thing keeps coming back to me: How about we take a step back? When we change our life something

decelerated and would travel less, but more intensively?

Give it a try and just stay longer on vacation. Many of our guests confirm my opinion

Impression that longer trips are much more relaxing and are more adventurous. Take your time looking at this fascinating one

To discover the continent. We are at your disposal with our know-how and our many years of experience at your side. Use

the added value of our Specialists. At tourasia we tailor your stay in Asia to your very personal wishes

to. This is true travel - we call it the personal way of traveling!

your tourasia-Team

Stephan Roemer

(Managing Director)


Asia with tourasia

A lot of added value fromSpecialists

tourasia stands for competence, experience and Quality with the best price guarantee - and that since

well over twenty years. Benefit from the many tourasia Benefits.

Asia à la tourasia

Travel as individual as you are

Endless travel ideas - in the catalog,

on-line and in the newsletter

Let yourself be inspired by our well over 1000 travel modules for

Your very own trip to Asia - in our catalogs and on the Internet. On you will find all offers and Info. Our monthly

The newsletter also provides you with exclusive special offers and lots

current tips.

Asia tailor-made: tourasia realized

Your very own travel request

Can't find your dream trip in our catalog? No problem. We

work out your trip individually according to your wishes. Customized

Traveling Asia is one of our greatest strengths. they wish

certain accommodations, special itineraries, transfers with luxury limousines

or helicopters, unusual activities or bodyguards?

Whatever it is - we will organize it for you!

tourasia Group travel: exceptional routes,

elaborated by professionals and led by experts

Our group tours are meticulously worked out down to the last detail

guided by experienced experts and promise the participants one

authentic insight into Asian life and their culture. tourasia

regularly conducts guided group tours, often in cooperation with

well-known media or travel agencies. Planning a trip with Freanden,

the company, a club or association or with the school class? pleas e ask your question

our Specialists for group trips, meetings or special occasions.

Up to date

Asia developed and changes incredibly fast - tourasia holds

Step. We continuously check and update our offers on site

Routes and Hotels. Because this is the only way we can always travel to Asia for you

Guarantee top level.

tourasia R.andtravel: see more, experience more,

travel more comfortably

R.andtravel is not the same as R.andtravel. Experience the tourasia Difference.

Our Randtrips are put together perfectly and in six categories

tailored to different requirements.

· Exclusive deluxe trips

· Private trips with your own chauffeur and Tour guide

· tourasia Mini group tours with a maximum of 14 participants

· tourasia Budget trips at particularly affordable prices

· Adventure travel for explorers

· Family travel

tourasia Tour guide: competent, committed and reliable

It depends on the people! That is why we attach great importance to the

Selection of our employees. In addition to our own main tour guides in

Asia, excellent tour guides work for us - many exclusively and

for over 20 years. These licensed tour guides are provided by tourasia

checked regularly and prepared for the demands of our guests.

Well advised

tourasia Experts are highly qualified and experienced travel professionals who

dedicate exclusively to Asia. Our Specialists advise you competently

and honestly - on the phone, by email or at a personal appointment.


Flights, transfers and Accommodations

With tourasia quality

tourasia Concierge service: 24 hoursanden here for you!

We are always by your side during your Asia trip. Our experienced

Concierges fulfill your holiday wishes 24 hoursanden a day, 365 days in

Year, by phone, chat, e-mail or, if you wish, with a personal one

Visit. The tourasia Concierges take care of everything on site - from reservation

in bars and Card orders via private shopping

Guides through to childcare or VIP transfers. At tourasia

you don't need to tell your guide at a given time

Meet place. Our concierges are always available for you. With the

tourasia App © you can call your concierges very easily at the push of a button

at. That is more than customer care - that is concierge service à la


Satisfied guests: 99 percent recommend tourasia

We are only satisfied when you are satisfied. The biggest praise for us is

hence the extremely high recommendation rate from our guests. 99 percent of ours

Kanden recommend tourasia continue as an Asian specialist!

On our own behalf: all Swiss

tourasia is one of the few still independent and owner-operated

Swiss tour operator. We can say without reservation that

the largest center of excellence for Asia travel in Switzerland, possibly

even to be in Europe.

Have a good flight - with fair all-inclusive prices

Happy holidays start with a good flight. The travel professionals at tourasia

and our selected travel agency partners always find the most comfortable

and cheapest flight connection according to your wishes. Our

Specialists do not prefer any airline, they advise neutrally and transparent

offered with comparison. Of course there are no hidden ones with us either

Taxis and Charges or separate surcharges for your luggage

or your seat. tourasia Airfares are fair all-inclusive prices.

tourasia Vehicles in Asia: safe and comfortable

In Asia we only book vehicles from

1a- quality. This is what sets us apart from many other organizers. In some

We set our own regions tourasia Vehicles with luxury equipment

so that your vacation is relaxing even while you are driving. Lots

Vehicles in our fleet have free Wi-Fi reception.

On request, we can organize for an extra charge and also depending on availability

gladly limousines of the European luxury class or stretch limousines.

Your accommodation: carefully selected and inspected regularly

Your accommodations in Asia have been expertly made tourasia Travel professionals selected

and regularly tested. quality and Transparency is our top priority

Bid. If we have a supposedly particularly cheap room category

not offer, then only from one sizeand: It is for our Kandnot

good enough! You can trust our information and this soon on too

our website with the judgments of tourasia Kandcompare en.


Asia with tourasia

A lot of added value fromSpecialists

tourasia stands for competence, experience and Quality with the best price guarantee - and that since

well over twenty years. Benefit from the many tourasia Benefits.

Well informed:

tourasia Travel documents

tourasia-Travel documents: everything at a glance

Your travel documents are individually worked out for you with detailed

Procedure, facts and Addresses for your trip. All travel documents

you can conveniently use the tourasia Download the app to your smartphone.

SMS service: informed immediately if necessary

With this service we make your trip even more carefree. We inform

You quickly and directly about important events that affect your trip

could affect.

The tourasia App ©: travel guides, maps and Tips

With the tourasia App © you can not only transfer your travel documents to your

Charge your smartphone (Apple or Android), but also your electronic one

Travel guides, GPS-controlled maps and numerous current restaurant,

Shopping and Tips for going out from tourasia. So you always have everything at hand

- modern, comfortable and without weight load. And about the app are too

the tourasia On-site concierges just a push of a button away.

tourasia Travel: excellent,

for sure and with best price guarantee

Quality at the best price: Price guarantee from tourasia

As a specialist and Thanks to the combined purchasing power of tourasia with his

Partners we always get the most favorable conditions for you. Therefore

we give you the best price guarantee. Our offers are never more expensive than

comparable to the official hotel pages on the Internet. With your booking

we guarantee you the definitive price when you make your booking. Benefit

You also benefit from our early bird benefits, free nights and special

Seasonal tariffs.

tourasia Travel is worthwhile

tourasia was repeatedly awarded the "Golden Travel Star" as best

Swiss tour operator awarded for Asia. We received several times

also the “Swiss Travel Award” as the best individual tour operator

in Switzerland for long distance travel. We have already been allowed to participate internationally

accept multiple awards that reflect our quality and brought in by us

Appreciate innovations.

Your safety is our responsibility

Your security will enjoy tourasia top priority. Your payments to us

are insured with the guarantee fund of the Swiss travel industry. In Asia

and in Switzerland we are rand available around the clock via our hotline.

Just in case it is tourasia the global disaster organization of

Mondial Assistance connected. Our KandWe also offer a

comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation and Assistance too

Special conditions. Our insurance coverage goes far beyond what is legally required

prescribed coverage.


Benefit from Know-how of

tour asia travel agency partners in your area

Experts for that tourasia You will always find the program entirely in yours

Proximity. Travel agencies selected by us will advise you optimally. The travel professionals in

the offices analyze your wishes and Needs down to the smallest detail

and implement it perfectly. This is how you experience your very own individual dream trip

at the best price.

Take advantage of the tourasia Travel agency partner:

· Your travel advisor has access to all professional portals and to the

best offers updated daily. These are often hard to find for laypeople

and partly not accessible at all.

· Complicated travel routes require know-how. Air travel over several

Stages are not visible online and have to be calculated individually


· Our travel agency partners give neutral advice and don't squint at pro visions.

You only have one goal: the optimal implementation of your travel wishes.

· Clear price information: Your travel advisor will tell you exactly what you are getting for your money

to get. That saves you from hidden charges and Taxis that sometimes

Required at check-out at the hotel or at airports.

· Your travel agent knows all the special offers and Upgrade options.

Often there are short-term offers with which you can make your trip against one

can add a small surcharge enormously - for example with more comfortable

Arrivals, transfers or upgrades in the accommodations. your

Travel professionals are always checking appropriate options and informs you

about cheap specials.

· Special needs are best implemented by professional travel consultants. Often

there are special offers and Options for groups, senior travelers,

Guests with disabilities or families with children who are only the travel professionals


· There are no call center fees.

Our commitment

Fairer and sustainable tourism

We are committed to sustainable tourism and respect the

nature and the culture of the countries visited. When choosing our

Partner agencies and Hotels are preferred to certified providers.

tourasia is one of the first Swiss tour operators to join

TourCert CSR certification for sustainable travel. We sit

us for an environmental and socially responsible tourism.

We support various organizations in Asia and Projects with a focus

on development and Environmental Protection.

The non-profit travel portal “Fair on the move” (www.fairunter is committed

advocate a fair travel culture that brings travelers to a new quality of life

inspired while conserving scarce resources and of the population in

opens up new perspectives for the holiday regions. We applaud the critical

Reporting from “Fair on the move”. She helps us and You as informed

Travelers setting the course for fair, sustainable and promising


We say no to child abuse. Sexual exploitation, child labor and

Human trafficking is a serious crime and not to tolerate. tourasia

has prepared the code of conduct of the ECPAT department for the protection of children

sexual exploitation and Trade signed.


tourasia sets standards

In many countries the hotel classifications do not meet our standards. That's why we classify each one

Accommodation itself, according to the high tourasia Standards and based on Swiss standards. So you know

always what to expect. Check our classifications and we update every year as Asia is known

is fast moving. You benefit from our high standards. Our Kanden may be positive, but never

experience negative surprises.

Our types of hotels,

according to your individual



For that is tourasia known. Small, fine and charming hotels with local flavor.

Here the owner usually takes care of the guest himself. The

hearty and very personal atmosphere of these houses will inspire you.


Here you can expect an unforgettable stay in a cultural asset, a

Palace or mansion. At these hotels, the experience is in

Foregroundand. Often the room capacities are very limited, so that one

Early booking is required.

Our Randto travel and deals

we categorize with these



tourasia Deluxe trips are travel experiences at the highest level. There

let's not make it easy for ourselves: you will be on your Randtravel from your

own tour guide and Private driver cared for. We have it for you

Special upscale accommodation selected, but what not

must be luxury houses. We take you to selected restaurants

and transport them on your tour in comfortable vehicles.

Of course you will enjoy special amenities on these trips,

which will also delight discerning guests. We take

us for the organization and Performing these deluxe trips especially

plenty of time so that they are a very special treat for you.


Young and trendy. Special, extraordinary and «Cool» hotels with

Style. Bold minimalist architecture and modern interpretations of the

Asian philosophy come together in these extraordinary hotels.


The turbulent history of Asia has many traces and Leave witnesses to the times.

These hotels exude the incomparable charm of bygone times.

Let yourself be carried away to honorable houses with a nostalgic ambience.


A specially developed wellness offer awaits you here. Treat yourself

yourself and Your body rest and Relaxation and recharge your batteries and

Energy with a soothing massage. Immerse yourself in the enchanting

Well-ness oases of Asia.


Ayurveda, the world's oldest known food and Gesandtheory of ethics, applies

as the «mother of medicine». Hotels with this symbol are specially designed for that

Ayurveda K needsanden aligned. Here is the preventive one

and healing effect of an Ayurveda cure in the foregroundandwhat not to be confused

is having a wellness treatment.


Families are particularly welcome here! These houses offer young worlds

bumm learn many offers and Particularly attractive conditions for families.

In “kids clubs”, in children's playrooms and on playgrounds are sometimes

Activities offered, but often no continuous care. Baby sitter services

Childcare or childcare can in some cases be conveniently booked in advance.


Fairer and Is sustainable tourism important to you? In these hotels will

special emphasis on fair working conditions, a responsible one

Use of the available resources and careful handling of

placed in the environment.


With these trips we prove the solidity tourasia Quality on an upscale

Level. You travel in comfortable vehicles and stay in special

selected accommodations. Most of our superior tours are classified as

Travel privately and also as tourasia Mini group with a maximum of 14 participants

and a particularly experienced one tourasia Tour guide led by. All

We consciously avoid the beaten tourist tracks on these trips and demonstrate

To you Asia far from the tourist crowds.


tourasia Quality does not have to be expensive. Here we pay special attention to your travel budget.

The accommodations belong to the middle class. We do without unnecessary

luxury and put the emphasis on the travel experience. Experience within a short time

A maximum of sights - individually or on a group tour.


Experience Asia actively! The abundance of activities is almost inexhaustible and offers

much more than hiking and Mountain bike tours. Fits for private tours

the tour guide will tailor the activities according to your needs

and Needs.


Are you looking for an adventure far away from the usual tourist routes? Then you will find

our very special offers under this symbol.


A recipe for success for years tourasia: On our mini group tours

a maximum of 14 participants travel. This group size has proven to be ideal.

You experience the country with like-minded people, which is not uncommon

enriching friendsanddevelop properties. Our experienced tour guides know

what is important so that everyone in the group feels comfortable.


Our hotel categories,

clear and understandable

We rarely award the highest category. She is the best of hotels

Reserved in Asia, prestigious international top-class hotels.

Here you can expect a living style that is luxurious in every respect, a personal one

service and Gourmet restaurants.

These are luxury houses of international stature. They lodge

in a noble accommodation and benefit from top equipment,

good service and Restaurants that meet high standards.

First class service quality is a matter of course.

In this category you will find the top four-star establishments that

even meet the next higher level in some points.

These are solid first class hotels with an upscale standard. The rooms

are comfortably furnished and the restaurants offer a good selection

in international courts. Concierge services and further services

such as laundry, business center, etc. are available.

Herewith we show our best middle class hotels, which in many points

have the level of first-class hotels, but not all of the minimum criteria

of this category.

Middle-class hotels are assigned to this category. A awaits you

good, clean standard with all necessary facilities. The rooms have

a private bath or shower / toilet. Bath towels for use on

Swimming pool or on the beach are given free of charge.

The tourist class category is often our cheapest offer of one

Bathing resort or a stage hotel during a Randtravel. The rooms are

all clean and have a separate bathroom including a toilet. The

Service is mostly freeandlich, but language skills and Efficiency can often

do not meet European requirements.

Please note with the hotel rooms:

A triple room in Asia is a double room with an extra bed, too

can be a folding bed or a place to sleep with a simple mattress. In matters

Comfort, these mostly do not correspond to normal beds and are for adults

not always suitable. Mentioned in many hotel descriptions tourasia

the room size in m². This size includes the entire living area,

d. H. including bathroom, balcony or terrace.


at our prices, hotel specials

and Abbreviations


The prices in this catalog are in Swiss Francs (CHF) and understand

per person, exceptions (e.g. per room) are mentioned. Hotel prices

usually apply per night, exceptions for e.g. multi-day trips

Packages are explained accordingly.

Our printed prices at the hotels are guide prices.

Numerous hotels pursue a dynamic price model, which

based on expected hotel occupancy. We stop at most of the hotels

a contingent of rooms to guarantee the best available prices.

Sizeand additionally be at tourasia Hotel prices ongoing with short term

granted actions updated. Our experience shows, the earlier booked,

the cheaper is the price.

Hotel specials

The term “Specials” includes discounts and Extra services at

the hotel prices summarized in abbreviated form. These include early bird discounts,

Bonus nights and Saving tips.

Below you will find examples with an explanation of the most common specials:

Early bird discount

Early bird discount from November 1 - December 23: 60 days = 15%

= Early bird discount for stays from 01.11. – 23.12 .: If you have at least

If you book 60 days before your arrival at the hotel, you will receive a 15% discount on the

advertised accommodation prices.

Early bird discount from 01.11. – 23.12 .: until 31.10. = 15%

= Early bird discount for stays from 01.11. – 23.12 .: If you have until 31.10.

book, you will receive a 15% discount on the advertised accommodation prices.

Early bird discounts are sometimes subject to different, stricter prepayment

and Cancellation conditions as in our general traveland

Contract conditions advertised.

Bonus nights

Bonus nights from 01.11. – 23.12 .: 6 + 1, 12 + 2 or 18 + 3 including breakfast

= Bonus nights for stays from 01.11. – 23.12 .: You pay 6 consecutive tickets

nights and receive 1 additional night including breakfast for free. The

Free nights can be accumulated up to a maximum of 3 free nights.

Bonus nights from 01.11. – 23.12 .: 6 + 1, 12 + 2, etc. including breakfast

= The free nights can be accumulated, the addition, etc. means that none

There is an upper limit for the number of free nights.

Paid nights and Free nights must be booked together.

If breakfast has to be paid for for the free nights, that's it

corresponding breakfast price mentioned.

With the respective offer, it is noted whether the specials are combined with one another

can be. Discounts in percent are deducted one after the other.


SR = single room, DR = double room

B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner




SriLanka nonstop.

Contact your travel agent to find out more and to book.

Our flight partners

We know how valuable your vacation days are and that a successful trip with a pleasant flight

begins. That is why we only work with well-known airlines. Know our flight professionals

the best connections and Rates. At tourasia every flight booking is tailored to your travel route -

individually and at the best prices updated every day.


From Zurich to Delhi and Mumbai in the Airbus A330-300

Connecting flights from Geneva, Lugano

Configuration: Economy, Business & First Class

Miles program: Miles & More, Star Alliance


From Zurich to Colombo twice a week from October 31, 2019 to April 26, 2020

Connecting flights from Geneva, Lugano with SWISS

Aircraft type: Airbus A340-300

Configuration: Economy, Economy Max & Business Class


From Zurich / Geneva / Basel via Frankfurt / Munich to Bengaluru, Chennai,

Delhi and Mumbai

Aircraft types: Airbus A340-300, A350-900, A380-800, Boeing 747

Configuration: Economy, Premium Economy, Business Class and partially

First class

Miles program: Miles & More, Star Alliance


From Zurich / Geneva via Dubai to Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi,

Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Trivandrum, Colombo and times

Airplane types: Airbus A380-800, A330-200, Boeing 777-200 / 300

Configuration: Economy, Business & First Class

Mileage program: Skywards

Information as of July 2019, subject to change.


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Ayurveda, the oldest known life- and Gesanddoctrine of the world. The term used for

the traditional Indian natural medicineande stands, comes from Sanskrit and means «science from Life". Also

In the hectic western world, this holistic cleansing method is more popular

and ever increasing popularity. Specifically in Goa and Kerala, but also in SriLanka is the offer to enjoy the

Applications that can develop their effects especially in stress-related complaints, extensive.

The soothing treatments, which experience their greatest authenticity on the Indian subcontinent, combine

Natural forces with philosophy and speak physical, mental, emotional and spiritual areas equally.

Ayurveda focuses on the human being as a wholeand,

the complaints take a secandarer place. Around

Powers and To exhaust energies and a totalande

To find balance, the person should therefore according to his personal,

live optimal constitution for him. This will

bestowed on them through doshas, ​​also known as “bioenergies”.

The three vital energies of life are Vata (air

and Ether), pitta (fire and Water) and Kapha (earth and