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Mar 8, 2019

Celebrated women of the world

Corinne Homer

Learn about the celebrated women of the world on International Women's Day! From tyrannical queens to brave revolutionaries, each one fought against the traditions and gender biases of their time to become legendary figures in their own right.

JapanColombiaGhana, +4
CulturalHistoryWonders of the World, +1
Feb 11, 2019

The best cities in India

Martha Hales

India’s allure is renowned and far-reaching and a nation of this size boasts a wealth of fascinating attractions. High on the list for many visitors are the beautiful and historic cities. Here's a quick introduction to 8 of our favourites, from the blue city of Jodhpur to the fascinating Varanasi.

India
ClassicCulturalHistory
Jan 22, 2019

Birdwatching in India

Martha Hales

India is an ideal destination for amateur birdwatchers and expert ornithologists alike. With a wide variety of species across the country, including crested serpent eagles and brightly coloured bee-eaters, there will always be more to tick off your birding bucketlist.

India
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +4
SafariWildlife
Jan 7, 2019

A guide to India's best national parks

Tom Stapleton

India has 102 national parks, covering around five percent of its territory. Elephants, tigers, monkeys, rhino, antelopes, and leopards can all be seen, though not necessarily all in the same park. Here we present some of our favourites and what you can expect to see in them...

India
WildlifeSafari
Jan 4, 2019

Our best beach destinations

Kaya Brown

There are few things more relaxing than a trip to a tropical coastline. We’ve rounded up five of the best beaches in the world, from the balmy seas of Costa Rica to the secluded coves of Southern India, for all those looking to escape to warmer climates.

ColombiaCosta RicaIndia, +2
Boat JourneysCoastHoneymoon, +2
Nov 30, 2018

Hiking in India

Martha Hales

From the peaks that rise above the tea plantations of Kerala, to the frozen rivers and soaring altitudes of mountain treks in the Himalayas, India is incredible for hiking. We've worked with our local experts to gather the best regions and their treks to help inspire your next walking holiday.

India
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking
Nov 16, 2018

In search of tigers

Kati Taylor

The largest and most regal of the big cats, it is no wonder many of us share a fascination of tigers. Here is our advice on how to best witness these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.

India
FebruaryMarchApril, +2
SafariWildlife
Nov 14, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to India

Samantha Fergusson

A kaleidoscope of colour and a riot of smells, sounds and flavours... India is a country that has tantalised travellers for generations. Whether you are drawn there by the lure of the temples, the incredible people, the fabulous cuisine or the endangered wildlife, we've put together the downloadable Ultimate Guide to India to help you plan your trip.

India
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
ClassicAdventureCoast, +16
Nov 7, 2018

Take the family to India

Martha Hales

Open your family’s eyes to all the colour and wonder of India, one of the most exciting destinations out there. Fire your children’s imaginations by going in search of tigers, on houseboat adventures or on explorations to ancient palaces. Here are our top tips for holidaying with your family in India.

India
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
FamilyCulturalBoat Journeys, +2
Oct 31, 2018

Holi: Festival of Colour

Martha Hales

The festival of colour is probably one of India's most famous religious festivals, and is celebrated all over the world. Here's all you need to know about it's origins, where to celebrate it and what to expect...

India
March
FestivalsCulturalHistory
Oct 5, 2018

Where to see big cats

Kati Taylor

With their majestic and dignified natures, big cats have captivated the popular imagination for decades. The mere thought of a Bengal tiger emerging from the forest at dusk, or a pride of lions padding across the open plains is enough to send shivers down the spine of even the most seasoned wildlife enthusiast. Find out the best destinations in which to see these incredible creatures, as advised by our local experts.

BrazilChileKenya, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureOff the Beaten PathWildlife, +1
Jul 19, 2018

Our top 25 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Martha Hales

There are over 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites found all over the globe. It is therefore rather difficult to decide which ones to prioritise visiting - whether that's the ever popular Taj Mahal or the lesser-known segments of the Great Wall of China. We've picked out some of our favourite UNESCO recognised sites to help narrow your search.

JapanCambodiaJordan, +15
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
ClassicHistoryHighlights, +1
Jun 24, 2018

Following in the footsteps of Marianne North

Samantha Fergusson

One of the most extraordinary women of the Victorian era, Marianne North was a botanist and artist who travelled wherever she needed to in order to paint plants in their natural environment. Discover where her desire to document these incredible specimens took her...

BorneoBrazilChile, +5
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HistoryUnique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten Path
May 30, 2018

Discovering Kerala

Charlotte Binns

Nicknamed the 'land of the coconuts,' Kerala is a land of emerald backwaters, lush tea plantations and beautiful beaches. Here, we show a selection of some of the gems that Kerala has to offer...

India
MarchFebruaryJanuary, +3
Boat JourneysClassicUndiscovered Beaches, +3
Mar 1, 2018

A Brief History of the Silk Route

Martha Hales

Learn about the silk route, from its origins in an Empress's cup of tea to it's fruition throughout Asia and much of the eastern countries of Europe. Great characters such as Marco Polo and Tamerlane had roles to play, and you can follow in their footsteps...

ChinaUzbekistanIndia, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalHistoryWonders of the World
Dec 8, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Dervla Murphy

Martha Hales

From Ireland to India by bike, through the Ethiopian highlands with a mule called Jock, and across the war-torn expanses of Laos, discover more about explorer Dervla Murphy's many destinations.

LaosEthiopiaIndia
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureCulturalCycling, +6
Nov 24, 2017

In search of Leopards

Martha Hales

Here, we tell you the best places to seek out wild leopards, whether that's in the lush surrounds of Sri Lanka or the acacia trees of South Africa.

South AfricaNamibiaBotswana, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeSafariAdventure
Nov 22, 2017

Six fascinating temples in Asia

Heather Gursky - Ecophiles Magazine

Some of the world's most beautiful temples can be found in Asia. Here, discover which to visit from the mountains of Burma to the forests of Japan...

Myanmar (Burma)MalaysiaIndia, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalHistoryWonders of the World
Aug 23, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Zheng He

Martha Hales

Heralded figure of China, Zheng He lived an adventurous life, leading huge fleets across the globe to open China's trade routes. Follow in his footsteps with these destinations across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

ChinaIndonesiaOman, +4
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureCross BorderCultural, +2
Aug 16, 2017

Get to know Rajasthan

Martha Hales

A spiritual, cultural and culinary hub, Rajasthan is utterly unmissable! Read on to find out the highlights of this charming region and get some inspiration for your next trip...

India
OctoberNovemberDecember, +2
Food & DrinkCyclingOff the Beaten Path
Aug 14, 2017

Where to go in: September

Martha Hales

Planning a trip? Here are our top recommendations for your dose of sunshine...

ChileJordanIndia, +1
September
CoastWildlife
Aug 2, 2017

Top 5 Music Cities

Corinne Homer

In honour of the BBC Proms, we've drawn up a shortlist of the best cities for live music around the world. Read on to find out more...

SenegalArgentinaColombia, +2
CulturalFestivals
Jul 21, 2017

Interview with Anita Anand, author of 'Koh-i-Noor'

Kati Taylor

We chatted to British presenter and author Anita Anand about her exciting new work on the Koh-i-Noor diamond...

India
Jul 19, 2017

Four trips to do by bike

Corinne Homer

Check out our shortlist of the ultimate cycling trips around the world, suitable for all ages and abilities. From exploring rural Chinese villages to meandering through the Angkor Temple complex, these trails are simply unmissable…

ChinaMoroccoIndia, +1
AdventureCyclingWalking & Hiking
Jun 21, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Meerabai

Martha Hales

One of India's greatest spiritual figure heads, Meerabai's journey across her country has become the stuff of legends. Read on to find out how you can follow in her footsteps...

India
NovemberJanuaryFebruary
HistoryGreat Journeys
May 15, 2017

Top 5 Books for your Travels

Martha Hales

The written word is a wonderful way to lose yourself in a world that's not your own. To enrich your knowledge of a destination, or to immerse yourself in its history and culture, these 5 books should be your first port of call.

ArgentinaCosta RicaIndia, +1
Cultural
Apr 26, 2017

Top 5 destinations for family fun

Martha Hales

Want to take the kids somewhere special? Our top 5 family holidays are sure to give you some inspiration...

South AfricaMoroccoPeru, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Family
Mar 22, 2017

Follow in the Footsteps of Sir David Attenborough

Timothy Vivian-Shaw

There is no voice more synonymous with wildlife documentaries than Sir David Attenborough’s. Join us as we explore the life of Attenborough and the animals and locations in his programmes...

IndonesiaIndiaGalapagos Islands
CulturalWildlife
Mar 13, 2017

Top 5 Travel Experiences

Timothy Vivian-Shaw

Experiencing new foods, marveling at natural beauty and immersing yourself in new cultures are a few moments that make travelling so magical. Here is our recommendation on the top 5 travel experiences to look out for when exploring the world…

IndiaMoroccoArgentina, +2
Off the Beaten PathCulturalWildlife
Mar 3, 2017

Local Spotlight: Q&A with our local experts in India

Kati Taylor

Discover India for yourself, in all it's clashing colours and astounding flavours, and get inside advice from our local experts. Read on for our latest interview…

India
OctoberNovemberJanuary, +2
HistoryWalking & Hiking