The revitalisation of a traditional Indian crop through a grassroots tourist venture is particularly timely, writes Julie Miller.
The best things to see and do, and what to avoid: tips for first-time and return travellers to India.
A magical slice of everyday life inside India's Ranthambore National Park.
Never be afraid to eat street food again.
Here we are, sipping champagne as a horse-drawn carriage deposits us at the palace entrance.
Ignore the occasional sense of impending doom and enjoy the fact that you never know what sight will assail you around any corner.
They call the site for this luxury resort, amid moody misty valleys, the 'Scotland of India'.
Mumbai can be madly overwhelming so it pays to have some decisions up your sleeve.
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.