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India’s breathtaking landscapes, ancient monuments and rich history make it a fascinating place to visit. Add to that the vibrant colours, tantalising cuisine and mix of cultures, and you have the holiday of a lifetime in the making.

The Economics of Tiger Tourism

What a year 2012 was … Nature tourism in India was banned last year for nearly four months.  Julian Matthews kindly gives us an update on developments of Tiger conservation over the last year and the key issues around Tiger … Continue reading

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Don’t feel the fear – but do it anyway …

Travelling to places where the traditions and customs that we’re used to don’t apply is refreshing, but if you’re a solo female traveller, some of these experiences can be daunting. For example, in countries with unfamiliar dominant religions, it can … Continue reading

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Pi’s Pondicherry

With charming colonial architecture, a quaint seafront promenade and an interesting spiritual heritage, the small city of Pondicherry, has been drawing discerning travellers for years, in search of enlightenment and that authentic southern Indian experience. Now the city is attracting … Continue reading

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Video of the week – Incredible India

  Beautifully filmed by one of our very own travellers – Andrew Kirby, Incredible India tells the story of a young couple and their journey by railway across Northern India. The adventure spans from the majestic foothills of the Himalayas … Continue reading

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Holi Festival tour in India

Every March in India and Nepal millions of Hindus flood the streets and squares of their villages, towns and cities for Holi, the festival of colour. As well as commemorating the story of Prahlada, who was protected from the flames … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Lonely Planet

So, Lonely Planet was in the news this week, changing hands for a lot of money or very little, depending how you look at it. Immediately there were reassuring noises from those involved about keeping the guides – and we … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – The Magic of India

A member of our team recently returned from a tailor-made trip to India, and had these incredible photos to share of the magnificent Taj Hotels and scenery. Take a unique look at India and discover something new!

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Highlights of India: Fatehpur Sikri

You may be aware that Uttar Pradesh is one of India’s most historic and exciting regions, the home of the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Uttar Pradesh offers culture vultures a vast treasure chest of history and architecture. If … Continue reading

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Hidden Gems: Visiting Kashmir

Srinagar lies in the beautiful Kashmir Valley, a heavily disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar acts as the summer capital of the region, whilst the city of Jammu, farther south on the plains is the winter capital. Situated on … Continue reading

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Hidden Gems: Leh and Ladakh

Ladakh, which is the name given to the eastern two-thirds of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, is a true Hidden Gem of India’s Kashmir and High North region. A vast highland desert lying between the Karakoram and Himalayan mountain … Continue reading

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