A few expert tips will help you enjoy this challenging but magical country, writes Nina Karnikowski.
Rajasthan's capital is a pink, populous, mesmerising metropolis, steeped in a rich history.
Through the smoky haze I can see the world's most famous monument. And there are no tourists around.
A tour of India’s culinary hotspots is a feast for the senses.
The flight: SpiceJet economy class, Udaipur to Delhi
Delwara, near Udaipur, hides lovely attractions, not least a spectacular castle-hotel.
Right beneath the walls of the tourist-jammed Amber Palace is Jaipur's overlooked old city.
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.