Right beneath the walls of the tourist-jammed Amber Palace is Jaipur's overlooked old city.
India's Golden Triangle well deserves its reputation for spectacular monuments and flamboyant street life.
Forbidding exteriors hide a more delicate series of pleasure palaces.
This 230-year-old warrior fortress has been transformed from a deserted ruin filled with bats, snakes and gunpowder to a five-star hotel.
With its lack of 21st-century distractions and abundance of age-old spirituality, this is the ultimate get-away-from-it-all-and-rediscover-yourself destination.
Home to the world's highest tea plantation, Kolukkumalai Hill Station is one hell of a place to watch the sun rise.
It's hard to go past the legroom and convenience of this direct flight from Australia aboard the comfy Dreamliner.
Built on the shores of Goa's famous Vagator Beach, the hotel's location is first-class.
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.