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Join Secret Paradise and discover the real Maldives

Join Secret Paradise and discover the real Maldives

The Maldives is generally regarded as an exclusive high-end tourist destination offering luxury and private holiday experiences. Yet one of the best-kept secrets of the Maldives is in fact local travel – a more affordable...

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The Ganges River route

The Ganges River route

The mighty Ganges is the holiest waterway on the Indian Subcontinent. Stretching from the Himalayas, the river flows for 1,560 miles, through over 100 cities and towns, and across four borders, into India, Nepal, Bangladesh and China. ...

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Sampling the cuisine of Nepal on your gap year

Sampling the cuisine of Nepal on your gap year

Nepal is country that sits between India and China, making it one of the most interesting regions in South Asia in terms of its culture. One facet that exemplifies this most is the country'...

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Top 5 festivals in the Indian Subcontinent

Top 5 festivals in the Indian Subcontinent

Festivals are an important event in the cultural and spiritual calendar of the Indian Subcontinent. These occasions are a great chance to see these countries at their most carefree and exuberant. Holi In the first...

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Gap Year Volunteer Travel opportunities in India

Gap Year Volunteer Travel opportunities in India

iSpiice (Integrated Social Programs in Indian Child Education) is a volunteer organization that builds partnerships between international volunteers and Indian communities. Whether joining as part of a group or individually, iSpiice offer a £30 discount...

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Exploring India: A surprising skiers paradise

Exploring India: A surprising skiers paradise

When we think of India what often springs to mind is the majestic white marble mausoleum that is the Taj Mahal, the palm-fringed beaches of Goa or the crowded streets of Mumbai. However, India is...

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Exploring India: Kerala

Exploring India: Kerala

If there is one place that embodies the slogan 'Incredible India' to perfection, that has to be Kerala. This is a lush, exuberant region that never fails to impress visitors, whether they are Indian tourists,...

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Exploring India: Cultural Sensitivity

Exploring India: Cultural Sensitivity

Incredible India: whether on a journey of spiritual enlightenment or simply looking for adventure, India’s vibrant culture and fascinating history will make for one of the most memorable and exciting trips of your...

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What you need to know about Hindu New Year

What you need to know about Hindu New Year

Yesterday morning we were greeted with the rare delight of a solar eclipse, but today is also an important date in the astrological Hindu calendar, where the sun holds significance. The placing of the sun...

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Indian Subcontinent: what do you think?

Indian Subcontinent: what do you think?

Readers give the lowdown on their favourite places on the Indian Subcontinent. India is the craziest, most exotic, accepting and addictive place I have ever been. If you’re looking for culture, India...

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Volunteering in India

Volunteering in India

Whether you do it in India, Thailand, Mongolia or Peru, the volunteering opportunities open to gap year travellers today are more exciting than ever before. Why volunteer? Volunteering is the perfect way to combine work...

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A Passage Through India

A Passage Through India

By Jack Van Cooten. My month-long adventure began in the north-western desert state of Rajasthan, in the culture-rich city of Jaipur. Inhabited by around four million people, Jaipur was once the...

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