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10 of the best books set in India – that will take you there
Tired of narratives that obsess over spices, colours and cows on the road? These books, all by Indian writers, paint realistic pictures of the country’s geographical, cultural and political landscapes

Monisha Rajesh

16, Jun, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Backpacker diaries: a pretty pass on the road to Leh, north India

For Simon Gandolfi, crossing the world's second-highest pass, Tanglang La in north India, is an endurance test of dust, fumes and sleepless nights, with great views

Simon Gandolfi

27, Sep, 2013 @7:59 PM

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Playing ice hockey in the Indian Himalayas

As the home of India's ice hockey, Ladakh is starting to draw international players and fans to enjoy the thrill of matches played outside, against the stunning backdrop of the Himalayas. Jakob Horstmann joins the locals to play in the first ever international tournament in the regional capital of Leh, eastern Kashmir

Jakob Horstmann

21, Feb, 2013 @10:32 AM

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Time to revisit Kashmir?

Last week the Foreign Office lifted advice against travel to parts of Jammu and Kashmir. A welcome move, says Ed Douglas, who has visited the area twice since 2009, once with his family

Ed Douglas

13, Nov, 2012 @2:07 PM

Kashmir is back on the tourist map – in pictures

After advising tourists against travel to the cities of Jammu and Srinagar for nearly 20 years, the Foreign Office has lifted its guidelines after a fall in violence. So, Dal Lake and part of the Valley of Kashmir, one of India's most beautiful regions, are once again open to visitors

13, Nov, 2012 @1:52 PM

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Travel news roundup: Kashmir open for business, Mandela anti-apartheid museum, winter sun in the Bahamas

Tour operators prepare trips to Kashmir following a change in UK foreign office advice and South Africa honours its former leader

12, Nov, 2012 @8:00 AM

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Trekking in Ladakh: join the girl guides
A pioneering woman has broken local taboos to become the first female trekking guide in the remote region of Ladakh in the Indian Himalayas. Ed Douglas joined her on a trek

Ed Douglas

04, Nov, 2011 @11:18 PM

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10 of the best hotels in India

The Guardian's south Asia correspondent, Jason Burke, has travelled all over India. Here he chooses his favourite hotels, from an old Rajasthani fort to a cool Delhi pad straight out of Wallpaper*

Jason Burke

26, Oct, 2011 @10:57 PM

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Kashmir: paradise refound

Tourists are trickling back to Kashmir despite its reputation. Ed Douglas finds it scarred but safe – and heartbreakingly beautiful

Ed Douglas

13, Mar, 2010 @12:05 AM

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The call of Kashmir

Kashmir used to be called 'the most dangerous place in the world', but today it is earning a very different reputation – as the perfect place for a ski holiday, says Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins

31, Jan, 2010 @12:07 AM

Pollution threatens Kashmir's tourist houseboats

Provincial government asks owners to install expensive sewage treatment units on their wooden boats

Maseeh Rahman in Delhi

18, Mar, 2009 @12:01 AM

Khaled Diab: Paradise forsaken in Kashmir

Khaled Diab: With the separatist movement committed to non-violence, now is a good time to visit Kashmir

Khaled Diab

22, Oct, 2008 @2:00 PM

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