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  • Quiz: can you name these famous sights?

    Quiz: can you name these famous sights?

    March 20th, 2015Jessica Sinyor
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    Do postcards and travel posters paper your walls? Do you pride yourself on your travel knowledge? We’ve selected ten of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring sights around the world to put you to the test. Can you identify the famous sight from the picture? Be warned, sometimes places can look surprisingly similar…

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  • 5 reasons why Ladakh offers the best trekking in India

    5 reasons why Ladakh offers the best trekking in India

    March 10th, 2015Nick Edwards
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    Co-author of the Rough Guide to India, Nick Edwards, explains why the trekking in Ladakh is among India’s finest. Ladakh is quite unlike any other region of India, both geographically and culturally. A rugged and arid high-altitude desert, set between the mighty Karakoram and Great Himalaya ranges, its very name means “the land of high... Read more »

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  • In pictures: Holi Festival 2015

    In pictures: Holi Festival 2015

    March 9th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Last week saw India celebrate Holi Festival, one of the most well known and colourful festivals in the annual Hindu calendar. Powdered paint of all colours was hurled between friends, families and worshippers across the country as they celebrated the beginning of spring. We’ve scoured GettyImages for the best shots to show you Holi Festival 2015 in pictures. View image... Read more »

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  • The Andaman Islands: India’s far flung string of pearls

    The Andaman Islands: India’s far flung string of pearls

    February 3rd, 2015Nick Edwards
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    Longstanding author of the Rough Guide to India, Nick Edwards, explains how the remote Andaman Islands have been slowly increasing their tourist profile but still reward the adventurous traveller with natural splendour unlike anywhere on the mainland.  The long emerald necklace of the Andaman Islands – an archipelago lying over a thousand kilometres out in the Bay of... Read more »

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  • In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    February 2nd, 2015Alice Park
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  • Nagaland: 15 pictures of India’s most fascinating tribes

    Nagaland: 15 pictures of India’s most fascinating tribes

    January 22nd, 2015Diana Jarvis
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    Last year our roaming photographer Diana Jarvis took some time away from her usual stomping grounds in Europe and headed to the far northeastern Indian state of Nagaland to witness the annual Hornbill Festival. Here, she shares 15 pictures of the region’s fascinating tribes. “I’d visited India on several other occasions but my trip to... Read more »

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  • The best of traditional Indian food

    The best of traditional Indian food

    December 11th, 2014Keith Drew
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  • 20 arresting pictures of India

    20 arresting pictures of India

    December 8th, 2014Site Editor
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    A land of countless colours, intriguing cultures and scores of delicious foods, India is an exciting and beautiful travel destination. To inspire you to jump on that plane, we’ve selected 20 pictures of India to take you from the backwaters of Kerala to Ladakh’s soaring mountain passes. Palace of the winds (Hawa Mahal), Jaipur, Rajasthan... Read more »

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  • The best photography on Picfair: urban scenes

    The best photography on Picfair: urban scenes

    December 8th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    This month’s Picfair travel photography round up takes a look at some of their best urban shots. From London and New York to Shanghai and Delhi, we’ve picked our favourite images of the world’s sprawling metropolises. Next month’s theme is ‘winter’, so sign up to Picfair and upload your images, tagged with RGwinter, for a chance to... Read more »

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  • Kashmir: paradise with imperfections

    Kashmir: paradise with imperfections

    December 3rd, 2014Nick Edwards
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    After an unforgettable first trip to Kashmir, India, in 1990, Nick Edwards returned to research the area for recent editions of the Rough Guide to India and found some things unchanged, while others quite different. Ever since being mesmerised by the symphonic juggernaut of Led Zeppelin’s epic track in the mid-seventies, the name Kashmir held a... Read more »

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  • Weird world fashion: around the world in 20 costumes

    Weird world fashion: around the world in 20 costumes

    November 28th, 2014Alice Park
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  • Video: 27 things not to miss in India

    Video: 27 things not to miss in India

    November 25th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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    Whether you want to fill your belly with delicious Punjabi dinners, relax on a sandy Goan beach or explore the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu, India has something for everyone. Here are our top tips on things to do in India.

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