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Colours of Calcutta

The Colours of Calcutta

Asia specialist, Kate, has spent over ten years exploring the vast and varied country of India, falling under the spell of its culture, cuisine and irresistible charm. On her most recent trip, she visited the bustling city of Calcutta for the first time, delving into the rich history of India’s cultural capital.  As I walked off the plane in Calcutta I was more »

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Himalayas

Exploring India’s Himalayan kingdom

Our Asia specialist Cherylle has travelled extensively in India, but until recently, the Himalayan kingdom in the north of the country was an enigma to her – a magical land she had heard so much about, but not yet had the chance to visit. We decided to put this right and send her off on more »

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Rajasthan in pictures

Rajasthan in pictures

With its rich colours, friendly people, over-populated cities and stunning countryside, India is a photographer’s paradise, and nowhere more so than Rajasthan. As you wander through the state’s pastel-coloured cities and labyrinthine bazaars you’ll be presented with endless photo opportunities, whilst the wonderful rural villages provide an opportunity to meet the locals and experience a more »

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Tiger tiger

Tiger safaris explained

India’s size, landscape and fantastic national parks and tiger reserves all play a part in offering travellers an enchanting wildlife experience. This is by far the best place to spot the elusive Bengal tiger in the wild, with half of the world’s population of wild tigers found in India. Here, our specialist Ric shares his experience of more »

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Kerala's peaceful Backwaters

A slice of calm in frenetic India

We recently sent our travel specialist Cherylle out to southern India, to experience the laid-back atmosphere of this part of the country. Here, she tells us all about her trip… Having backpacked northern India for a month a few years ago, I was left with mixed emotions about this crazy, colourful country. Being a huge more »

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Ric’s Top 10 photos of the Indian Subcontinent

I love taking photos and to me, there is no better place to take photos than around the Indian Subcontinent. The rich colours, friendly people, varied landscapes, over-populated cities and stunning countryside mean it is a haven for taking great pictures. Here are my top 10 photos from my travels around the Subcontinent. If you are more »

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