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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: Rajasthan
Trip type: Cultural
If you want to make the most of a visit to India, take to the tracks and explore regal Rajasthan by train - it can be a palatial journey... read more »
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Destination: Kerala
Try a very different kind of cruise and enjoy the silence of southern India. You might not get all the glitz of an ocean-going vessel but you won’t need to fight for a sun lounger... 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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Shopping, massage, henna tattoos, restaurants, yoga, romantic views… Rajasthan has it all for a group of women travellers – and a homestay, living with locals, is a safe and friendly way to see it ... 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: Mumbai (Bombay)
The chaotic Indian setting for hit movie Slumdog Millionaire, cricket-obsessed Mumbai will shock, seduce, sadden, charm and confound you in equal measure... read more »
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Destination: Udaipur, Rajasthan
Staying in some of Rajasthan's beautifully restored fort-palaces, now converted into luxury hotels, gives you a memorable chance to see India through the eyes of the maharajas... read more »
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Destination: Kerala
Trip type: Cruise, Cultural, Eco
You may think you've tried the best kinds of floating holidays - but nothing's quite as magical as drifting into a whole new dimension on Kerala's lakes and canals... 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: Pondicherry
Trip type: Activity, Beach, Cultural
Pondicherry is synonymus with French heritage in India. Many of the monuments in Pondicherry bear an imprint of French influence. Just walk along the streets, you will feel the uniqueness of the city... 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: 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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Destination: India
Trip type: Adventure, Cultural, Spa
Luxury India....... 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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