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South Asia

Camel pulling cart on an Indian road.

India

A journey through India with a chauffeur

Michael Gebicki A raconteur chauffeur is the best companion to have on the road, writes Michael Gebicki.

India

India: Gliding the golden gateway

Familes washing in Hooghly River, Calcutta.

Peter Cochrane The surrounds of Kolkata's Hooghly River contain all of the follies of the British raj, writes Peter Cochrane.

India

Postcard from Rajasthan: The upper hand

Richard Tulloch 'Traditionally, guests drink opium from their host's hand," our tour guide warns us.

Worldwide

Fifty things we love about travel right now

A vintage caravan in Palm Springs, California.

Edited by Sarah Maguire From retro caravans to saving the rhinos, here's what we love about travel right now.

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The most beautiful spots in the world to watch the sun

Samoa item. AJYB5J Western Samoa, View of coast with fisherman at sunset. CREDIT ALAMY

Traveller writers reveal memorable locations to experience the beauty of the world in half-light.

Festival of Colours in India

A man daubed in coloured powder poses for a picture at a temple during

In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women.

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Travellers Tips

Worldwide

Don't go there: the destinations you need to avoid

Thailand coup with tourists

Karen Halabi Which destinations should you cross off your list? Some of them may surprise you.

Travel Insider

The top five travel illnesses (and how to avoid them)

Traveller?s diarrhoea affects more than 50 per cent of travellers to developing countries and can last for many days.

Jane E Fraser Shall we add it to the list of Dumb Ways to Die? Heading to high risk holiday destinations without vaccinations is about as smart as eating a tube of superglue, but more and more Aussies are doing it.

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Travel News

Tourist boom fuels rush for bigger, better airports in Asia

Terminal 1 Exterior at Singapore Changi International Airport

9:32am | Asian countries are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.

Floating snowflake hotel offers different view of Northern Lights

JOHN O'CEALLAIGH 8:35am | Travellers who dream of seeing the Northern Lights will have the opportunity to do so from a glass-roofed, snowflake-shaped floating hotel come 2017.

Why some flights are safer than others

4:45pm | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

Helsinki airport introduces world's first passenger tracking system

1:38pm | Helsinki's airport will be the world's first to track passengers in real-time from parking lot to takeoff, but the plan has been criticised by civil liberty groups.

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