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  • A guide to diving the Andaman Islands

    A guide to diving the Andaman Islands

    July 26th, 2018Robyn Wilson
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    Some 850 miles off the east coast of India lies a remote and tropical archipelago coated in natural beauty. Its mangrove-lined shores and untouched coral reefs teem with marine life that promises divers of all abilities unique underwater experiences. It is this (and so much more) that places the Andaman and Nicobar Islands among the world’s... Read more »

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  • India: 8 hill stations where you can escape the heat

    India: 8 hill stations where you can escape the heat

    April 27th, 2018Rachel Mills
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    April, May and June are the hot and sticky months that lead up to monsoon season in India – but don’t let the soaring temperatures put you off visiting. Hill stations were established by the British Raj so that in summer the entire government – and fashionable society with them – would retreat to the... Read more »

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  • The world’s quirkiest food festivals

    The world’s quirkiest food festivals

    December 22nd, 2017Lucy Cowie
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    Tomato-drenched crowds wading through a lake of passata at Valencia’s La Tomatina festival might be a familiar image, but such passionate and eccentric celebrations of food are far from unique. Across the globe, there’s a smorgasbord of wonderfully bizarre festivals dedicated to edible delicacies, ranging from the conventional to the questionable (ostrich testicles, anyone?). As Mexican radish... Read more »

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  • Video: the essence of India

    Video: the essence of India

    May 5th, 2017Colt St. George
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    When Paris-based production company Bed & Breakfast reached out to us with a video that so perfectly captured the essence of India in all but a minute, we couldn’t help but share it. Whether you’re feeling nostalgic about your past adventures around the subcontinent or are simply looking for some serious travel inspiration, this video... Read more »

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  • In pictures: the little-visited treasures of South India

    In pictures: the little-visited treasures of South India

    March 7th, 2017Lottie Gross
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    After a week-long whistle-stop tour of central India‘s least-visited attractions, travel writer and photographer Lottie Gross shares her favourite photos. India is undoubtedly a beautiful country. It presents such an array of interesting scenes and stunning landscapes, taking pictures is irresistible. But this vast country also poses great challenges for photographers: there are so many... Read more »

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  • Indian trains: a traveller’s survival guide

    Indian trains: a traveller’s survival guide

    February 9th, 2017Freya Godfrey
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    The Himalayan Queen, the Grand Trunk Express, the Deccan Odyssey… the very names of India’s trains are evocative of timeless style and old-school adventure. Introduced by the British East India Company, tracks were first laid across the country in the late 1800s to transport troops. Only after independence in 1947 did the focus switch to passenger... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you name these famous places in India?

    Quiz: can you name these famous places in India?

    January 24th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    India is an addictive destination. Go once and something will draw you back time and again. Perhaps it’s the food, maybe it’s the people, or it could well be the vast array of incredible sights there is to see. Reckon you’ve seen a few? See if you can name all these famous sights in India.

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  • A first-timer’s guide to India’s Golden Triangle

    A first-timer’s guide to India’s Golden Triangle

    January 2nd, 2017Freya Godfrey
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    From busy bazaars and hurtling tuk-tuks to tranquil temples and majestic mosques, the Golden Triangle is a fantastically varied introduction to the sights and sounds of India. This is the country at its noisiest and most chaotic, but chances are its colourful exuberance will leave you wanting to return again and again. Here’s a first-timer’s guide... Read more »

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  • 25 years and 10 editions: The Rough Guide to India over the years

    25 years and 10 editions: The Rough Guide to India over the years

    November 30th, 2016Edward Aves
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    It’s 25 years since an adventurous quartet of Rough Guides authors set off for the Subcontinent to begin work on researching the inaugural instalment of The Rough Guide to India. After two years of intensive writing and painstaking editing, the first edition of the book thudded onto the bookshop shelves in 1994, weighing in at... Read more »

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  • The most romantic places in India

    The most romantic places in India

    November 25th, 2016Freya Godfrey
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  • Video: a 2 minute guide to India

    Video: a 2 minute guide to India

    November 15th, 2016Colt St. George
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    India has been captivating travellers for centuries – and it continues to enchant to this day. It’s a country that has it all: rainforest, desert, pretty beaches and impressive cityscapes. But where should you start? The Subcontinent is vast, and it can be difficult to decide how to tackle this fascinating country. We’ve put together... Read more »

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  • Lessons from the road: what it was like to write the first ever Rough Guide to India

    Lessons from the road: what it was like to write the first ever Rough Guide to India

    November 14th, 2016David Abram
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    With tales of parties, pristine beaches and pilgrims, David Abram tells all about what it was like to write the first edition of one of our longest-standing titles: The Rough Guide to India. How did you come to work on the first ever Rough Guide to India? I answered an ad in The Guardian, believe... Read more »

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