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India

India

Six of the best: Rajasthan retreats

Michael Gebicki In the far reaches of the Thar desert, the Serai bridges the gap between camping and comfort with a stylish leap.

India

Postcard from Rajasthan: The upper hand

Drinking opium

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

India

A journey through India with a chauffeur

Camel pulling cart on Indian road
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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.

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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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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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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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Travel News

Korean pop culture lures tourists for plastic surgery

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2:43pm | In a district made famous by the song Gangnam Style - women walk down the street with bandages over their faces and around their heads.

The decline of first class as airlines add business beds

12:50pm | World's top airlines may follow in the in footsteps of Virgin Atlantic abandoning the traditional three-class seating plan.

Legroom gadget sales jump after seat recline spat on plane

11:12am | Demand is high for a gadget that blocks seats from reclining after a scuffle between two passengers forced a jet to make an unscheduled landing.

Teens take world's scariest selfie

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 26 Aug | Three students have gone to sickening lengths to take the world’s scariest selfie.

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