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Luxury Holidays in South Asia

Hotels

Weddings, parties, elephants

Hotel concierges have seen it all - and they can help with it all, too, writes John O'Ceallaigh.

Worldwide

The big chill: the world's top 10 best places to relax

Sahana Spa

As one of Australia's most successful spa entrepreneurs, Lyndall Mitchell travels to health retreats constantly. On her last trip she visited 60 spas in 15 countries.

India

Water world

taj lake palace india

Nina Karnikowski Nina Karnikowski channels her inner Bond girl at Udaipur's historic Taj Lake Palace.

Worldwide

How to bring the glamour of travel back

Talabgaon Castle Heritage Resort

Too often, modern-day travel can feel sanitised and rushed, leaving you yearning for the era of gracious, slow-paced touring on a grand scale.

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Photo galleries

Inside one of the world's best hotels

The opulent Oberoi Amarvilas in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is rated as one of the top 10 in the world.

The opulent Oberoi Amarvilas in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is rated as one of the top 10 in the world.

Asia's best spas: on our doorstep

Six Senses, Naka Yai Island, Phuket, Thailand. Each villa features a private pool, meditation sala and steam shower and comes with an ocean view from either cliff top or beachfront.

Some of the world's best spas are not far away.

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Map of South Asia

Travel News

Two new hotels at Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport will get two new hotels in the next two years.

CAMERON ATFIELD 1:11pm | Pullman and Ibis hotels to be built by November at cost of $150m.

Boozy with bad diets but foreigners love the British, study says

12:32pm | Despite a passion for binge-drinking and lousy food, Britain was named the second most attractive country along with Australia, according to a survey.

Paris tourist spot overrun by 'dirty' rats

10:13am | Hundreds of tourists are enjoying a picnic in the city's Tuileries garden at Louvre, but there is just one drawback - 'dirty' rats.

Why some flights are safer than others

9:45am | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe - roughly the population of New York City - step aboard an airplane. They almost always land safely.

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