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Rajasthan: regal palaces & rural villages

With its soaring forts, glistening palaces, rugged countryside and dramatic desert landscapes, Rajasthan is quintessential India at its best. The state sparkles with the romance, chivalry and heroism of days old, and is forever abuzz with lively celebrations of colour and spirituality. Whether you’re in an opulent city or a rural village, you’ll have countless more »

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Wildlife encounters

Top wildlife encounters

There’s nothing we love more than watching wild animals going about their lives, unfazed by our temporary passing in their world. From the sounds of their calls to their quirky mannerisms and even at times their unique scent, tracking down wildlife requires you to have all your senses engaged. To celebrate World Wildlife Day, we’ve more »

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Emperor penguins

Dynasties: where to see the stars of the show

Our Sunday evenings simply won’t be the same now Dynasties is over. From the political struggles of an alpha chimp to the harsh winter conditions faced by emperor penguins, the last five weeks have been an emotional roller coaster that has had us glued to our screens. We’ve laughed, cried, cooed and enjoyed the ultimate sense more »

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On safari in India

Think of safari and our minds immediately wander to the African plains, to thundering wildebeest, towering giraffes and frolicking zebra. Yet, tracking animals in the wild takes on a whole new meaning in India says Asia expert, Cherylle, after a recent trip spent exploring its wildlife rich national parks.  For me, a trip to Central India has more »

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The world’s most amazing places to sleep

Whether it be the sounds of the bush, the lapping of the ocean or the twinkling night sky that brings a place to life at nighttime, a world awaits after dark. With this in mind, we’ve shortlisted our favourite destinations where getting a good night’s sleep sits top of the bill. 1. Sleep under the stars in more »

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Big Cat Diaries

Whether they’re looking out over the African savannah or on the prowl in the Pantanal, all around the world majestic big cats dominate the wilderness. Here are a few of the fiercest felines to spot in the wild… Lion Often referred to as the king of the jungle, lions are the African savannah’s top predator. more »

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