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River Cruising in Eastern India


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Travel in India doesn’t necessarily have to mean “trains, planes and automobiles”. In the east of the country, the great rivers of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Hooghly – for thousands of years the...

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Cruising Kerala's backwaters


Anthony Ryan

India is a land offering diverse experiences, but one that should not be missed is the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle and cruise the backwaters of Kerala. Travelling by boat gives a...

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The Greatest Show on Earth


David Abram

August is around the corner, which for Sri Lankans means only one thing: Esala Perahera, a torchlit parade involving more than a hundred decorated elephants.

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India’s Sacred Geography: Religious Pilgrimage in the Subcontinent


David Abram

Over thousands of years, an elaborate network of pilgrimage routes has evolved in India, inter-connecting the great religious centres of the subcontinent. And thanks to the ease of modern travel,...

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A guide to Burma’s ancient capital city Bagan


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Burma’s incredible history has made it one of the most unique places to visit on the planet. Invasion, immigration and colonisation have all helped to create a diverse country but it was the Kingdom...

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Asia's Big Six


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The term ‘Big Five’ was coined by game hunters in Africa to denote the most difficult animals to hunt on foot. Subsequently adopted by safari companies, it now serves as a tick-list of must-see...

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A Lifetime of Discoveries


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For aficionados of Indian monuments, architectural historian George Michell and his archaeologist partner, John Fritz, need no introduction. For the past forty years or so, the pair have been...

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Naadam Festival: Summer Games in a Sea of Grass


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Summer is a blissful time to explore the great grasslands of Mongolia. For a few fleeting months between mid-June and September, the numbing, sub-arctic cold is banished. The snow recedes, and the...

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Highlights of Mongolia


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With its vast expanses of steppes, desert and taiga, Mongolia encompasses some of the most pristine wilderness on earth.

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Fighting for Survival: Saving the Orangutan in Borneo


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Orangutans – the ginger-furred ‘Old Man of the Forest’ – number among the rarest mammals on the planet. Only two vestigial populations survive, in remote tropical enclaves on the islands of Sumatra...

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