ASIA & OCEANIA
FROM CONFUCIAN TEMPLES TO HIMALAYAN PEAKS, ASIA'S CHARM LIES IN ITS ANCIENT HISTORY AND HIGH-TECH FUTURE
TOP TRIPS IN ASIA & OCEANIA
OUTPOST'S TOP 3 PICKS
1) Manali-Leh Highway. India’s legendary 485-kilometre highway is the second-highest road in the world, reaching a height of 5,328 metres at Tanglang La and taking anything from 17 to 30 hours to drive.
2) Fatehpur Sikri.Built in 1569, the Mughal emperor Akbar chose to abandon his vast palace complex in 1585 in favour of a new spot a few kilometres away, leaving a magnificent ghost city behind.
3) Pushkar Camel Mela. Each year camel breeders, buyers, sellers and as many as 40,000 camels gather outside the Rajasthan town of Pushkar for one of the country’s greatest spectacles.
From snowcapped north to steamy, tropical south; vast deserts to teeming cities; a population of 1.22 billion and scores of official languages, India is an entire world within a single country.
The state-owned Indian Railways is one of the largest employers on the planet with more than one million workers.