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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.

How to travel to India with kids

Travelling with children may appear daunting at first, but here Editor of 101 Family Holidays William Gray tells us about his journey to India with his two nine-year old twins, and why sometimes venturing out of your comfort zone can … Continue reading

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A tailor-made holiday to India

Namaste! An Indian word largely used as a “Hi” or “Bye” but a more literal translation can be “I see the light in you”. Well, Heidi Adams has seen the light that is the magic of India on a journey … Continue reading

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A Day at The Lake Palace, Udaipur

Set in the middle of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, the suitably named Lake Palace Hotel is a truly special place, offering peace and serenity away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here Tracey Olsen tells us about what makes … Continue reading

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The Pushkar Camel Fair 2013

Once a year the sleepy desert town of Pushkar erupts into a frenzy of activity as hundreds of thousands of cattle traders, pilgrims, and travellers – plus some 40,000 counts of livestock – descend upon its sands for the annual … Continue reading

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Cruising Dal Lake in Sri Nagar, Kashmir

This stunning collection of photographs offers a glimpse of life on Dal Lake in Kashmir through the lens of our very own Sam Houldcroft. Exploring the lake’s waterways Sam has documented the way of life that prevails here, from shore … Continue reading

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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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