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India

Familes washing in Hooghly River, Calcutta.

India

India: Gliding the golden gateway

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.

The Backpacker

Don't believe the hype: The places I just don't get

Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.

The Backpacker Sometimes, destinations can’t match the hype. These are some of the places that just didn’t do it for me.

Worldwide

It's OK, Todd Carney: Where drinking urine and other taboos are normal

Out of favour: Todd Carney was contracted for $650,000 a season.

David Whitley Is it ever OK to drink urine? That depends on what part of the world you're in. Here are six behaviours that are taboo in Australia, but fine in these cultures.

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Photo galleries

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.

Photos

India's top 10 must-see highlights

No trip to India is complete without taking in at least a few of these unmissable experiences. Nina Karnikowski names her top 10 highlights.

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Travellers Tips

Tips

Why women travellers should not avoid India

Goa woman tourist in market, India

Ute Junker There's no need for solo females to avoid India, if they travel smart, writes Ute Junker.

Travel tips

All the buzz on a budget

Phra Nang beach, Krabi. Thailand.

From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.

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Map of India

Travel News

Don't be fooled: 40 tourist scams to watch out for

Parisians and tourists enjoy a drink at a cafe on the Champs Elysees avenue.

SOO KIM 11:04am | Taxi drivers, hotel workers and overfriendly locals are among those capable of tricking unsuspecting tourists.

Queen's Guard plays Game of Thrones theme song

9:22am | A video of the Queen's Guard performing the Game of Thrones tune has been posted to YouTube.

Guests to 'pay what you want' at Paris hotels

8:59am | Five Paris hotels are allowing guests to pay whatever they want, based on their impressions of the hotel, the room and the service.

Airbnb host's horror as squatter takes over

21 Jul | Cory Tschogl says she has an Airbnb squatter - a guest who rented her Palm Springs, California vacation condominium, then stopped paying rent, refused to leave and threatened her with legal action.

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