India Travel Guide

Photo story: celebrating Holi festival in India's Braj region

Photo story: celebrating Holi festival in India's Braj region

The vibrant hues of Holi are recognisable the world over, but this time-honoured Hindu festival of colour has its roots firmly in the subcontinent. In the cities of Vrindavan, Nandgaon, Barsana and Mathura some of the most spectacular Holi celebrations take place, transcending their religious origins and uniting people from all over the globe.

Three vegan Indian dishes to try from chef Romy Gill's new cookbook, Zaika

Turmeric pancakes, jackfruit sabzi and poppy seed cakes: these are the flavour-filled vegan bites inspired by West Bengal.

Tales of the tiger: searching for big cats in India’s wildest state

To travel across Madhya Pradesh is to taste India’s untamed heartland, where national parks teem with wildlife and stories of Bengal tigers are on everyone’s lips. An expert in the art of stealth and secrecy, however, it’s a beast that proves hard to seek.

A voyage through Assam: cruising along India's Brahmaputra River

A voyage through Assam on the tempestuous Brahmaputra River provides an indelible experience of India, although a sense of adventure and an open mind are essential for navigating the cruise’s twists and turns.

Photo gallery: celebrating Holi festival in India's Braj region

Magenta, yellow, crimson, blue — the vibrant hues of Holi are recognisable the world over, but this time-honoured Hindu festival of colour has its roots firmly in the subcontinent. In the cities of Vrindavan, Nandgaon, Barsana and Mathura, in the Braj region of Uttar Pradesh, some of the most spectacular Holi celebrations take place, transcending their religious origins and uniting people from all over the globe
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India: Rice Pudding with Cardamom and Bay Leaf

Filling and warming, try this twist on a classic – inspired by Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted

Warming dhals to zingy salads: an interview with Romy Gill

Chef and food writer Romy Gill sought inspiration from the food of her childhood in West Bengal for her debut cookbook, Zaika. It celebrates regional, vegan Indian dishes, from warming dhals to zingy salads.
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Surreal Photos of Life in a Mystical 'Moonland'

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Go wild: India's best national parks for wildlife spotting

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Top 5: Desert festivals

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