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Great Indian Getaways Near DelhiWhen you've fully explored the delights of Delhi, and developed a talent for dodging its logic-defying traffic, you may just find yourself in need of a rural retreat. Whether it's a mango orchard retreat or soul searching in an ancestral heritage property, there’s no reason why you can't be at one with the universe in style at one of these great Indian getaways.

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Diwali was recently celebrated across the globe, so we thought it perfect timing to not only look back at the Festival of Lights, but to explore the meanings behind other Hindu festivals. Here are just a few to look out for in the coming year, whether you’re staying in the UK or planning a trip to India

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Time Travel Through Tombs in DelhiIt may sound terribly morbid, but a wonderful way of gleaning the essence of this sprawling city is to go on a tour of the shrines and tombs in Delhi. The capital city has donned and discarded several avatars over the centuries and this self-styled tour is about revisiting the stories of the men and women who shaped Delhi's destiny.

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A Mumbai Street Food Tour

Indian cuisine is as diverse as it is delicious and one of the simple joys of visiting Mumbai is the sheer gastronomic variety on offer. Despite its glitzy restaurants and upmarket cafes, there's a flavour to the street food that eludes its gentrified counterparts – the rawness of the roadside experience and the finger-licking treats are well worth sampling. Take a look at our Mumbai street food tour for some culinary inspiration.

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Why You Should Visit The Western Ghats Hill Stations

by Namrata September - last edited September

Why you should visit the Western Ghats Hill Stations

If you find yourself in Mumbai faced with its oppressive, sultry summer, an escape plan is essential. Fortunately, the reliable Western Ghats hill stations offer that much-needed sanctuary from the soaring temperatures of the city. Here are some of the best quick getaways near Mumbai.

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Delhi Uncovered: City of Djinns

For a fresh perspective on the ancient city, arm yourself with a copy of William Dalrymple’s City of Djinns and discover the stark contrasts between Old and New Delhi.

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