Our travel photographers – Steve Brookwell

If you’re reading this blog it’s a fair bet you suffer from some form of wanderlust. It’s also likely you got it by looking at travel photos, whether in old National Geographics, friends’ holiday snaps or by surfing the web. Travel is an especially evocative … Continue reading
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In search of snow in India: skiing in the Himalayas

If you’re looking for a fresh snow challenge, India‘s Himalayas offer a unique, uncharted and endless playground. Forget the crowded, manicured Alpine slopes and the cheese-and-fondue routine; going off-piste in the Himalayas is an almost spiritual experience. Whizzing down the raw, rugged terrain from tremendous … Continue reading

Beyond Delhi: Spiritual sightseeing in Dharamshala

There are many incentives to make the 12-hour bus journey from Delhi to Dharamshala. A spiritual audience with the Dalai Lama; the snow-capped Dhauladhar range; crisp mountain air; magnificent pine forests”¦we could go on. For those looking for spiritual sightseeing in Dharamshala, there’s an abundance … Continue reading

Ayurveda in India: eight of the best spa retreats

Balmy breezes rustling through coconut groves and spice plantations. Views of far-off mountain peaks. Retreats where you’re encouraged to cast aside technology, are pampered by spa treatments, and can indulge in the ultimate luxury: the ability to lose track of time for a while. These … Continue reading

10 Extraordinary Things to Do in Rajasthan

Rajasthan: literally, the land of kings. India’s largest state, set on the northwestern edge of the country where jungle descends into desert, this ancient region has more marvels than are possible to take in during a single trip. Sprawling palaces still, in many cases, house … Continue reading