Joyce Morgan observes divinity in the daily life of the Himalayan kingdom.
The Backpacker Here we sit at the bottom of probably the most fascinating continent on Earth, and we still know very little about it. That has to change.
Lesley Gillilan escapes the steamy heat and crowded plains for homestay hospitality in the rubber estates of Kerala.
Come over weak-kneed and misty-eyed at the planet's best places to fall in love. From Lonely Planet's new book, 1000 Ultimate Sights, out now.
The British Raj's eccentric legacy endures in Shimla, but this Himalayan city has much more to offer than mere 19th-century memorabilia, writes Diana Preston
Ben Doherty Through the dawn mist, Dal Lake is beautiful.
Lee Atkinson takes a slow boat back to the days of empire while daily life unfolds all around.
Helen Anderson finds a road trip in the tear-shaped island is marked by serendipity.
Bangalore is the subcontinent's Silicon Valley and is seen as a 'green' alternative to Delhi and Mumbai, writes Shaney Hudson.
Michael Gebecki shares his tips on the best ways with money overseas.
Ute Junker steps off the trail to discover the kingdom's sub-tropical heart.
One of the most expensive holiday destinations in the world and a haven for celebrities and the well-heeled is going to become even more costly.
Christina Thompson I stare in amazement at the wooden box that will carry us across the river.
In monsoonal Delhi, Jane Reddy discovers ancient observatories and Mughal shrines in the pumping metropolis.
The Ghantakarna demon festival in Nepal. According to legend, the demon is believed to "steal" children and women from their homes and localities.
Our globetrotting experts, Jane E. Fraser and Michael Gebecki, offer their advice.
Steve McKenna IT'S nearly pitch-black and the air is buzzing with insects, spiked with the sounds of rickshaw engines and the jabber of Hindi.
Andrew Taylor Mr Prasad, one of countless alfresco barbers on the edge of India's traffic-choked streets, has me arched back in a chair that ergonomics forgot, neck exposed to a very sharp razor.
Pondicherry is marrying its French-influenced past with bold eco-tourism ventures to become a chic city-stay on the sub-continent's south coast, writes Leisa Tyler.
Lee Atkinson enlightens her mind and body in the leafy surrounds of a busy nation's chill-out zone.