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Pakistan Tour

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This is Pakistan 4K Drone

hamza_mujtaba

Top content creator hamza_mujtaba brings us this marvelous video from the great South Asian nation of Pakistan.  Shot using both drone and ground camera footage, the video features footage of the Badshahi and Wazir Khan Mosques in Lahore; the mountain town of Naran in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; and numerous sites in the northern territory of Gilgit-Baltisan, including the city of Karimabad, the Passu Cones ridge, the Hussaini Suspension Bridge, the Hunza Valley, Attabad Lake, Baltit Fort, Eagles Nest, and the Duiker View Point.

India by Drone

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Incredible India: Birds Eye View

Discover India

Contributor Discover India put together this marvelous highlight reel from six months of travel through the great country of India.  The video features footage from the following locations: Pitalkhora Caves in the mountainous portion of Maharashta, the Sileru River in eastern India, Rupgadh Fort in the state of Gujarat, Lohagad and Ankai Forts in Maharashta, the Ellora Caves in Maharashta, the Bhangarh and Chittorgarh Forts in Rajasthan, Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, the Daulatabad Fort in Maharashta, and more.  

Bangladesh Drone Trip Reel

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The Beauty of Bangladesh in 4K

hamza_mujtaba

Top contributor hamza_mujtaba created this stunning tour of Bangladesh.  The video features a mix of aerial and ground camera footage of the following locations: (1) the capital city Dhaka, including footage of the annual Shakrain festival; (2) the city of Narayanganj in the central part of the country; (3) Comilla, a city near the eatern border; (4) Baluchor, an island on the Meghna River; (5) Chittagong, the country's #2 city; (6) Cox's Bazar, a beach area south of Chittagong; and (7) the hill district of Rangamati.

Sri Lanka by Drone

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Sri Lanka from above - Cinematic aerial film DJI Mavic 2 Pro

DigitalTravelCouple

Following a series of suicide bombings in early 2019, the South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka imposed a total ban on drones out of concern that UAV's could potentially be weaponized. Contributor DigitalTravelCouple visited the country before the ban went into effect, and created this stunning video using a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone. The video features footage of some of the top sights of this tropical paradise, including the Nine Arches Bridge, Diyaluma Falls, and more. This video was a DVOW winner in December 2019.  

Aerial Tour of Nepal

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Ancient Nepal

Fit Lam Studios

Check out this magnificent drone video of Nepal, compliments of Fit Lam Studios.  The video incorporates both drone and ground camera footage to create a stunning visual overview of this ancient land.  The video features extensive shots of the mountainous rural areas of the country as well as some of its larger cities - with a population of almost 30 million, Nepal has substantial urban areas.  Some of these are very old cities, and are full of cultural treasures such as ancient buddhist temples and monasteries.  

Thimphu, Bhutan

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Buddha Dordenma by Drone - Thimpu, Bhutan

Enrico Pescantini

Thimphu is the principal city of the Himlayan Kingdom of Bhutan.  The city is situated in the Himalayan foothills at an altitude of 2.2k meters (7.4k ft) above sea level.  The city, and the country of Bhutan, are remote enough that Thimphu does not have its own airport.  AirVuz contributor and pilot Enrico Pescantini used a drone to create this amazing aerial video of the city's giant Buddha statue.  Only completed in 2015, it's already one of the most recognized sites in this ancient and distant city.  

Jodhpur: City of Western India

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Jodhpur, India

NGreyTravels

Jodhpur is an important city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, lying close to the western Indian border with Pakistan.  Surrounded by the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is perhaps best known for Mehrangarh, a giant 15th century fortress which overlooks the city.  In this video, NGrey captures a woman practicing yoga against the distinctive blue buildings of the skyline of Jodhpur including its hilltop fortress.  Jodhpur appeared in the 2012 Batman superhero film (and box-office blockbuster) The Dark Knight Rises.

Himalaya Trek by Drone

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Nepal's Himalayas with DJI Phantom 4

Chris Jeon

With no roads to speak of in the higher elevation areas, truly experiencing the Himalaya Mountains generally involves a multi-day trek.  In this fantastic video, top contributor jeon.donghee used drone and ground camera footage along on one of the most challenging of these treks: the Three Passes Trek in Nepal.  The 16 day hike covers 160 km (around 100 mi.) and crosses the Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La mountain passes; as you'll see in the video, the trek affords clear views of Mt. Everest.  

Pakistan's Hunza Valley

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Colors of Hunza from Above

AbdulHanan

The Hunza River runs through the Himalayan Mountains in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Northern Pakistan, near the borders with Afghanistan and China.  In autumn the trees throughout the Hunza valley turn to fire as their leaves turn gold, red orange and bronze, contrasting sharply with the barren mountains.  Contributor Abdul Hanan gives us a spectacular aerial view of this area with this amazing drone video.  Prepare to be amazed by the aerial views of some of the world's most spectacular scenery.

India's Kerala State

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A Glimpse of Exquisite Kerala

ashframes

The Indian state of Kerala is situated on the western half of the southern tip of India, on the Malabar Coast.  Due to its role in the spice trade, this area of India was one of the first to have extensive contact with the outside world, first via Africa and the Middle East and later via the European colonial powers.  In this video, contributor Ashframes used his DJI Mavic Pro drone to create an aerial tour of this tropical paradise on the Indian Ocean, which is regularly inundated with monsoon rains.  

Dhaka: Bangladeshi Capital

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The World In my Eyes

Srabon_07

Srabon_07 created this magnificent aerial tour of his native Bangladesh, about half of which is devoted to the great capital city of Dhaka.  This one-time Mughal Empire capital city, whcih sits on one of the country's many rivers in the great Ganges Delta.  The video provides amazing bird's eye views of this giant metropolis, now one of the half-dozen largest cities in the world.  Highlights include amazing shots of the boat traffic on the Buriganga River, the graceful Pink Palace, and more.

Around Northern India

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Six Places to Visit in Northern India

@surf.the.sky

As a top cultural and tourim destination, India offers a variety of soul-stirring, historical, and natural attractions.  The India-bound traveler will appreciate this wonderfully curated, aerial short list of must-see stops in this remarkable Drone Video of the Week nominee from videographer @surf.the.sky.  The locations you will see, in order, are Panna Meena Kakun, Amer Fortress, and Hawa Mahal in Jaipur; Jodhpur Fort in Jodhpur; Udaipur City Palace in Udaipur; and the Taj Mahal in Agra.

K2: World's #2 Peak

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K2 with a Drone!

scientik

Contributor scientik brings us this awesome drone video of Pakistan's K2 mountain.  The country's highest mountain and one its most recognized sites, the Himalayan peak is the world's second highest mountain after Mt. Everest.  With summit elevation of about 8.6k meters (just over 28k ft.) above sea level, the part of the mountain actually sits in China's remote Xinjiang region.  It's a famously dangerous mountain to climb; the ratio of deaths to successful climbs is about 1:4, the highest of any major peak.   

India's Southern State of Tamil Nadu

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Aerial Magic - Tamil Nadu, India

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Tamil Nadu is the southernmost Indian state, occupying the eastern side of the southern tip of India.  While home to some large cities (its capital Chennai being the sixth largest city in the country and the center of the fourth-largest metropolitan area), it is mostly a rural state, characterized by mountains and dense jungle areas.  Contributor Prtzy used a drone to create this marvelous aerial tour of the great state in the south of India, which was formerly known in British colonial times as the state of Madras.   

Hiran Minar: Mughal Palace in Pakistan

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Hiran Minar PK shot on Mavic 2 Pro 4K

drrazaali

Contributor Drrazaali used a DJI Mavic 2 drone to create this stunning aerial video of Hiran Minar, a Mughal era complex in Pakistan's Punjab Province.  The structure is situated near the city of Sheikhupura, one of the largest cities in this important northern province which lies a short distance from the state capital of Lahore.  Hiran Minar was built on the site of an older game preserve by the 17th century Mughal Emperor Jahangir.  The Mughal Empire was the most powerful on the Indian subcontinent for over two centuries.

Above Sri Lanka

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The Beauty of Sri Lanka in 4K

hamza_mujtaba

Shot with his DJI Mavic 2 Pro, top content creator and pilot Hamza Mujtaba takes us on a magical journey through the South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka. This Drone Video of the Week Nominee features the port city of Trincomalee; the small towns of Ella, Buttala, Hatton and Demodara; Yala National Park and Kumbuk River; Nuwara Eliya, the city nestled in the hills of tea country; the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya; the famous railway line Nine Arches Bridge; and the holy mountain Adam's Peak. 

India's Andaman Islands

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India's Andaman Islands

PixelDo.Com

India's Andaman Islands actually lie far off the east coast of the mainland of India, between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.  The islands are part of an archipelago, some of which is controlled by India and some by Myanmar.  The islands are home to a culturally distinctive ethnic group called the Andamanese.  In this video, top contributor and drone pilot Pixeldo gives us an aerial tour of this tropical paradise, whose beaches regularly appear on authoritative lists of the best beaches in Asia.  

Nepal by Drone

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Beautiful Nepal!

rememorales

Check out this drone video footage from the Southern Asian nation of Nepal, compliments of contributor and pilot rememorales.  The video features footage from the following locations in this stunningly beautiful and diverse country: the village of Tikhedhunga in the Annapurna Masif (an important sub-range of the Himalayan Mountains); the village of Ghorepani in the Dhaulagiri Zone; Poon Hill, a hill station which provides access to the Annapurna and  Dhaulagiri range; and the capital city, Kathmandu.

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