Here's some facts about this stunning part of the world:
You know when you visit some countries, and they're unlike anything you could ever have imagined?
India is not that country.
Today's incredible image of the week is a Rajasthan herder, India. It was taken by our very own Steve Wroe.
Trip of the week: The colours of Rajasthan
Inspired to take a trip to India? Why not check out all our trips and find the one that best suits you.
We recently asked our Facebook fans to take part in a travel debate.
Are you overly cautious with food when travelling or do you throw caution to the wind and try the lot?
Most people were keen to try the local cuisine, but also understood the risks. Despite a few reports of Bali Belly and the odd dodgy tummy, it seems our Facebook fans are a pretty adventurous lot:
Those people lucky enough to have seen a tiger in the wild often speak about their experience in hushed tones.
For many, it's just a fleeting glimpse of black and orange darting through the trees. Others are lucky enough to get even closer. But any sighting of this rare and magnificent beast is enough to get the heart racing.
Coming face to face with this powerful, graceful and horrifically endangered beast is so rare that it has been described as an almost spiritual experience.
The word ‘blog’ originated from the term ‘web log’ and was initially taken up only by those web savvy enough or with the funds to dedicate to the idea. Today, however, it’s easy. You don’t need to know anything about source code or HTML and you don’t need a cent. If you have the time and the motivation to write about anything you can easily set up your own blog.
Image of the week: Rajasthan woman, India, by Steve Wroe
Trip of the week: The Colours of Rajasthan
Do you like what you see? Then why not have a look at our The Colours of Rajasthan trip. Explore beyond the magnificent forts and palaces of Rajasthan and discover its hidden secrets. An ideal journey for the discerning traveller.
A good helping of Indian spices, stir in some seasoning courtesy of Dutch and Portuguese influences, then finish with a dash of Malay flavours: welcome to Sri Lankan cuisine, mouth-tingling, moreish and one of Asia's great unsung foods. For starters, have a read of our lowdown on the island's fiery, fabulous cooking, then dig into our tasty 15-day Highlights of Sri Lanka tour.
A few days until Christmas, so it seems apposite to have a blog with a religious bent. Their origin may lie in atoning for sins, but like Christmas, pilgrimages nowadays mean much more than just an expression of devotion to a particular faith. Whether secular or religious, they are in some ways the essence of travel: a practice that mingles the private and the public, mixes the many joys of camaraderie with the more private pleasures of reflection and discovery – of place, people and oneself. Here’s a whistlestop global tour of some of the great pilgrimages.
Films that are both inspiring journeys and inspire others to journey – the entries on this ‘The Beach’ -free zone all share the power to have you swiftly salivating at the scenery and adding a whole raft of new destinations to your ‘must visit’ list. In a blatant Harry Potter-style bid to spin out a good thing, we’ve split the list into two sections – the sequel will be released next week. Grab some popcorn, indulge, then let us know which flicks we missed.
For those looking to travel with just their partner or friends rather than in a small group of travellers, we have added the flexibility of making some of our itineraries available as an Independent Adventure.
Affectionately known as the 'Teardrop Isle', Sri Lanka has just about everything a traveller could want – superb ancient sites, magnificent scenery, amazing wildlife, delicious cuisine, incredibly friendly and welcoming locals and lovely palm-fringed, white sandy beaches. Add to this a history touched by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, and a society with a strong and devout adherence to the Buddhist faith and you will find an island-nation of incredibly rich diversity.