Despite Kashmir's unresolved conflict, Natacha Butler continues the tradition of summer retreat to a wooden houseboat.
Leather seats and lunch with the maharana - Michael Kerr discovers that a new "cruise train" journey between Mumbai and Delhi comes complete with palace visits, elephant polo and a dash of opium at...
Hiking to the remote communities of the Himalayas is great but partying with the locals at a marriage ceremony is an even better way to experience village life, writes guest of honour Poorna Shetty.
After flying in Singapore's A380 business class, anything else will seem second-best.
Jane E. Fraser Sometimes a bargain is not necessarily a great deal — it's just a marketing ploy leading to a whole lot of hassle and not much in the way of savings.
Maria Visconti is rapt in a gorgeous garment capable of concealing a multitude of sins.
Pampering knows no borders, writes Adriaane Pielou, who picks the world's best spa therapists.
Leisa Tyler discovers azure water, tea gardens and a rock fortress during a drive around an island in recovery.
Frugal authors Sharon Harvey Rosenberg and Myscha Theriault offer tips on how to make money from your travels.
Sam Vincent goes in search of the perfect piece of subcontinental willow and is bowled over by choice.
Skipping off Rajasthan's well-trodden tracks reaps unexpected rewards for Steve McKenna.
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At the movies in India, Megan Czisz soon claps, stamps and jeers with the best of them.
Aneva Borthwick relies on the kindness of strangers.
There's a lot you can do to make a good trip a great one - and squeeze every last drop of fun out of your hard-earned time off.
Marion Grammer recalls a cattle-class rail journey in India.
Move quickly on missing passports, writes Ben Stubbs.
One shark on the reef is fine, until he brings his mates along, writes Ute Junker.
Across slopes and glacial streams, Nick Hunt follows holy men and Hindu faithful to a sacred cave in Kashmir.
Online insurance can save you plenty but check the fine print, writes Jane E. Fraser.