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Home to the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala is a taste of Tibet in India. Head into the foothills of the Himalayas, and you can catch a glimpse of His Holiness himself and sample the cuisine of Tibetan exiles... read more »
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Destination: India
Trip type: Activity, Adventure, Spa
If you’re looking for the ultimate adrenaline buzz, you might just find it on the waters of the Ganges in northern India... read more »
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Destination: Varanasi
Trip type: Adventure, Cultural
Often cited as one of the oldest cities in the world, the winding alleys and menagerie of inhabitants skulking through Varanasi sum up the very essence of the subcontinent... read more »
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Destination: New Delhi
In New Delhi, India, even the culture shock of stepping from the airport can be unbearable if you have never been to Asia. This guide will help budget travellers get to grips with the Indian capital... read more »
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Destination: Hampi, Hospet
It is a little like Kathmandu used to be, before the tourist numbers swelled. In Hampi, southern India, a laid-back, easy-going welcome awaits travellers at what is now a World Heritage site... read more »
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Destination: Jodhpur
Trip type: Cultural
With some fantastic music, a worthy purpose, and the odd mega rock star dropping in, the Rajasthan International Folk Festival in Jodhpur is a totally captivating experience ... read more »
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In one trip, you can take in Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and the Taj Mahal. Be prepared for sensory overload as you explore the forts, temples and busy streets of Rajasthan and the Golden Triangle... read more »
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Destination: Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur
Trip type: Cultural
You don’t need a bank account at Coutts to live like a royal – just head to Rajasthan, where you can hop from one regal palace to the next... read more »
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Destination: Goa, Goa
Heading to north Goa for a fix of winter sun? When you fancy a break from Indian and Goan food, there are some great restaurants serving up top-notch European and Chinese dishes. Check these out...... read more »
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Destination: Agra
Some call it the most beautiful building on earth, the eighth wonder of the world – but without an expert's guidance, the Taj Mahal in India can leave visitors cold. Here are my insider tips... read more »
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Destination: Colva
Trip type: Beach, Family, Winter Sun
This is one of the longest beaches in the world, and one of the most beautiful. Even though mass tourism has arrived it is still a place of wonder, magic and calm. As my return visit reminds me.... read more »
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Destination: Rajasthan, Jaipur
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
In the most beautiful garden I've ever seen, the emerald feathers of a squawking parrot catch my eyes as I lift them from my notepad. I'm in India, in a place called Samode Bagh...... read more »
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3.5
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Destination: Goa
Trip type: Beach, Winter Sun
Goa's famous for its beaches - and rightly so - but this former Portuguese colony on India's west coast also has a wealth of other natural and cultural highlights that might surprise you... read more »
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Destination: India, Mumbai (Bombay)
Trip type: Adventure, Cultural
You'd be forgiven for having somewhat mixed feelings about hitting one of the world’s most populated metropolises. But dive right in – it might just be one of the best decisions you ever made.... read more »
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With its 60 miles of coast, Goa in India has a beach (and a hotel) to suit every taste, from budget to super-luxury. It's not quite like the old days, but there are spots where you can truly chill out... read more »
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Destination: Mysore
Mysore, an ideal starting point for visiting the beaches and mountains of the Western Ghats, pulls off perfectly the marriage of old and new. Read on to make the most of your visit…... read more »
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Destination: Kovalam
Trip type: Beach, Eco, Winter Sun
This world-famous trio of beaches in Kerala, southern India, has working fishermen, a laid-back lifestyle and a varied selection of hotels from the basic to the super luxurious. ... read more »
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Destination: India, Rajasthan
It is Rajasthan’s most colourful city, guaranteed to leave your senses smitten. To navigate your way through the confusion, follow my advice on where to stay, what to eat and where to rest your soul... read more »
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Destination: Jaisalmer
Trip type: Activity, Cultural
With its sandstone fortress rising out over the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer feels like it belongs to another world, never mind another century... read more »
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