A few expert tips will help you enjoy this challenging but magical country, writes Nina Karnikowski.
Surprisingly smooth check-in experience despite the airport handling 33.3 million passengers in the last year.
You don't have to leave every retreat feeling a great spiritual awakening.
"Has anyone gone over the edge?" I ask our suspiciously calm guide, Bhupesh. "Not so far, but there's still hope," he replies, deadpan.
The Maldives now delivers dream-like luxury with a lighter footprint in that whiter-than-white sand.
India's hippy Goa hides a number of boutique luxury stays and hip places to shop.
Colourful concrete houses and cheering children make their mark on the heart of a traveller.
Two teens and a wild elephant: a family meets adventure in Sri Lanka.