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  • Deep, plunging valleys and looming mountain ranges that are breathtaking and heart-stopping all the same, Himachal Pradesh is a heavenly abode that none can forget once visited. Treacherous trekking routes and magical rivers along with quiet monasteries and relaxing resorts, there is so much to explore in Himachal Pradesh that you just can’t get enough of it. Whether it’s exploring quaint hill stations of attempting the impossible through paragliding, here’s a handy guide to take you through the roller coaster that is Himachal Pradesh.

  • Indian food enthusiast and travel expert James shares his top 5 recommended food experiences in India. The restaurant curries in the UK are totally different to authentic Indian cuisine and tasting the real dishes is an enlightening experience. From mouth-watering, juicy chicken and beef kebabs – seasoned with spices – to tapas style potato and chickpea dishes, and lightly fried pakora, there’ll be something for everyone.

  • It is customary to tip in India. Staff will happily to accept and appreciate it. Small tips (anything between 20 and 100 rupees) for small services, such as looking after shoes, carrying bags etc… are appreciated and bar staff also expect small tips. However, please do not feel obliged to tip every time, or to give more than a small note.

  • India is a vast country, with a colourful and sometimes chaotic way of life. For even the most well-travelled visitor, exploring the country can seem a little daunting. This is where the benefit of a guide (and driver!) becomes clear.

  • India is a vast country encompassing everything imaginable from the mountainous Himalayas in the north to the tropical coastal beaches of the south. It can be very daunting planning a trip to the country, as there is so much to see and it is home to so many different ways of life. Here, we’re sharing our expert tips on how best to start planning.

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    7 things to do in India

    February 3, 2017

    India, with a population of more than a billion people, a massive – and massively diverse – land mass and spellbinding diversity, can be a hard place to pin down. To me it feels more like a continent than a country and I can understand why some people find it a little bewildering and confusing.

  • We sent travel writer and wildlife enthusiast Robin McKelvie on a research mission to Satpura National Park. Less frequented than the more famous Ranthambore National Park, here he shares his experience spotting on his jeep, walking and canoe safari.

  • Delhi is one of those cities that you have to visit at least once in a lifetime. It is India’s London, Paris or New York, a truly global city bursting with enough to do to occupy you for a month, never mind a few days.

  • Delhi has the capital status and Agra the unparalleled Taj Mahal, but for Robin Mckelvie, one Indian city has it all. Jaipur, the largest city in Rajasthan, is one of the fastest growing hubs in this dynamic country of more than a billion people.

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    A guide to Rajasthan

    January 23, 2017

    Rajasthan has an abundance of heritage and offers some fabulous cities to visit including: Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodshpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh and Jaisalmer. Here’s a short guide by local Rajasthan enthusiast, Rohit, about the top things to experience in the state.

  • Learning about our ancestors can help us to get to the bottom of our identity; what has our family done, where have they lived and how does that influence ourselves and our relatives today?

    Exploring your family tree can be a fascinating and exciting trip through history, but with such a wealth of information out there on the Internet – and so many different resources to take it from – where do you start?

  • Sheena travelled to the Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 and had an incredible experience listening to the world’s most respected writers and artists during the week-long celebration. Here she shares the highlights of her adventure.

  • Mu explored the wild and varied nature of India’s famous national parks. Spotting wild peacocks rooting at the side of the road, to hearing the chattering of Nynah birds to close encounters with rather confident monkeys, here she shares her experience:

  • India has the fastest growing aviation market in the world, making it ever easier to reach different regions for a particularly insightful holiday.

  • India is always an explosion to the senses and brilliant place to explore and relax. This year, there are some exciting new experience on offer that give you the perfect excuse to start planning your holiday to this diverse country.

  • Sam gives his insider tips on travelling in India. From turban tying, to kite flying to staying in castles, here he tells us more about his favourite experiences.

  • Philippa Kaye, our ‘on the ground’ travel expert in Delhi, says everyone travelling to India should stay in a homestay. I was surprised because for me ‘homestays’ conjure images of quaint local houses, with pretty basic conditions, in remote rural locations – they certainly weren’t for everyone. I went to investigate myself to resolve the great Indian homestay conundrum.

  • With the launch of our newest destination, I thought it’s time to share some of my insider secrets and favourite experiences in India.

  • Fantastic news from the High Commission of India today; UK passport holders can now gain entry to India via their successful E-visa scheme which has being running for many nationalities since November 2014.