A few expert tips will help you enjoy this challenging but magical country, writes Nina Karnikowski.
Through the smoky haze I can see the world's most famous monument. And there are no tourists around.
One of the greatest feelings in travel is the one you get from doing it the fancy way for the first time.
India - where nothing seems to make sense one minute, and the whole universe makes perfect sense the next.
From bustling markets to architectural majesty, Jodhpur has plenty to offer.
Ancient buildings over water, ornamental bridges – there are good reasons this beautiful city has been dubbed the Venice of the East.
We cycle past open-air butchers' shops where skinny men in ragged dhotis are hacking up bloody carcasses.
A visit leaves an impenetrable mark, for this is a country of brilliant colour and culture; from the blue city of Jodhpur, the golden temple of Amritsar to the saris left to dry in the breeze. From the magnificent Taj Mahal, the ghats of Varanasi, its southern tea plantations and backwaters, to its singular festivals and the far mountains of Ladakh, this is a country that has much to offer intrepid travellers.