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On the road with… singer Julia Holter

The LA-based singer and songwriter on her life on tour, from memorable gigs in Warsaw to exploring India’s Varanasi

Five curious places to see art

You don’t need to go to a gallery to find art. From Lanzarote’s seabed to the rainforests of Belize, Katie Gatens discovers works of art in more natural habitats

60 second interview: Mystery Jets

Ten years on from their debut, the band from Eel Pie island in Twickenham debut a more mature sound on their new album Curve of the Earth. Here guitarist and singer William Rees talks holy cities in India, embracing Americana in Texas and partying on Eel Pie

How is Nepal coping a year after the earthquake?

A year on from one of the worst natural disasters in its history, the impact of the Nepal earthquake can still be felt. Issy D’Arcy Clark travels to Kathmandu to discover how the country is recovering

The world’s best beaches 2016: best family beaches

Some of the best stretches to bring your brood – from toddlers to teens – might not be as obvious as you thought

On the road with… Kygo

Norwegian tropical house DJ Kygo talks about performing in India, fan portraits and his love of chocolate

Where next in 2016?

To discover the destinations that should be on your radar next year, who better to ask than leading travel editors, adventurers and globe-trotters from around the world? Issy D’Arcy Clark tracks them down

Time travel: star of the skies

We rummage through the British Airways archive to find out what was taking off in the world of aviation way back when. This month, a look back at one of BA’s most iconic planes, the Lockhead TriStar

Homecomings: five authors revisit their home cities

In 1973, the world’s biggest city was Tokyo with a population of 20,450,000. Today, we have global megacities, home to over 35 million people. From LA to Sydney, five authors revisit the places where they grew up to see what’s changed — and what hasn’t...

Lessons learned from travelling to 217 countries

It’s the ultimate travel ambition: visiting every country on Earth. After 1,426 days and four passports, Graham Hughes ticked off the final country on his itinerary, South Sudan — which didn’t even exist when he started the trip. He tells Emine Saner what seeing the world taught him

City hot spot: Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

The once down-at-heel neighbourhood of Hauz Khas Village is thriving, thanks to independent designers, foodies, musicians and Delhi’s LGBT community

On the road with… Kevin Pietersen

The South African-born English cricketer on adjusting to the British weather, playing cricket with locals in Sri Lanka and making a mad dash home from Barbados to London for his son’s birth

DJ John Digweed: eight of the best clubbing capitals

The British DJ and record producer gives us his inside track into the world’s coolest partying destinations

India: Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa

Set amidst the scenic landscape of the Western Ghats, and with one of the most extensive spas in Asia, this retreat takes the concept of rest and rejuvenation to a different level, writes Ruth Metzstein

Keith’s connections: India

Our regular column by a frequent flyer*. This month, a first-time visit to India

Recipe: Sanjay Gour’s stuffed bitter gourd

Sanjay Gour was inspired by northern India’s Awadhi cuisine for his menu at London’s Michelin-starred Zaika. But his earliest food influences came from cooking with his mother in Mumbai. Here is his recipe for his favourite dish, for ‘bharwan karela’ or stuffed bitter gourd

India: The Oberoi Mumbai

Don’t be fooled by this hotel’s boxy exterior — the can-do-anything butlers and excellent contemporary Indian cuisine make it a treat of a place to unwind in a bustling city, says Ruth Metzstein

Nine alternatives to the Rio Carnival

Because we can’t all be in Rio de Janeiro for the world’s largest street party, here are nine other places that will be getting into the carnival spirit this month

Mumbai’s best late-night eats

From sushi platters to fried potato dumplings, Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa and Bollywood actor Vivan Bahtena pick the Mumbai hangouts that will satisfy any night owls’ craving

Hey Mister DJ: Mixing the decks in Mumbai

He has played sets in some of the biggest clubs round the globe – and now Matty Wainwright is launching a series of DJ retreats across India. So can Will Hide master the decks?

The Jaipur Literature Festival

William Dalrymple on how the world's largest free literature festival got started in Jaipur — with a group of Japanese tourists attending by mistake

Hot list 2015: where to catch your breath

It’s not all about head-spinning adventures and rush hour cities next year — here’s where to do nothing

Mumbai: the city that always eats

Indians love to eat. And Mumbai is their food capital: whether it's tiffinwallahs delivering lunch or street stalls and cafés serving food from every corner of the subcontinent. Chris Caldicott grazes his way around town

Where to eat in Mumbai

Bombay Lunchbox author Carolyn Caldicott gives her tips for the best cafes, street food and thali restaurants to eat like a Mumbaikar

Four authentic tiffin recipes from Mumbai

Carolyn Caldicott, author of Bombay Lunchbox, picks four of her favourite recipes from the lunch-loving city of Mumbai

Stylish guide to Hyderabad

Hotelier and entrepreneur Priya Paul gives her pick of the Indian city's fashionable and design-loving hot spots

10 dishes you must try in India

Author and editor of Eat Travel Live, John Gregory-Smith, picks 10 tastebud-rousing specialities to tick off your list when travelling around India

British Airways launches new video encouraging couples to 'go further to get closer'

The airline's heart-warming new video was created with the help of one of India's most popular wedding filmmakers

On the road with.... Keane's Tom Chaplin and Tim Rice-Oxley

Tom Chaplin and Tim Rice-Oxley from Keane talk Aussie karaoke, Slovenia and dream gigs

The ultimate wildlife travel bucket list

Seeing rare or exotic wildlife in its natural habitat is one of the most memorable travel experiences you can have. Blogger and wildlife enthusiast Sian Anna Lewis picks 20 you may want to cross off your travel to-do list

Where to stop on Kashmir's Jammu-Srinagar highway

Ianthe Butt picks seven essential stop offs from her road trip along Kashmir's Jammu-Srinagar highway

India: Wangnoo Heritage Houseboats, Srinagar

A stay on a luxury Kashmiri houseboat on Srinagar's peaceful Nageen Lake is an experience Ianthe Butt isn't likely to forget soon

India: Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa, Gulmarg

With a pleasant mix of traditional and modern features, beautiful alpine views and a heavenly bathtubs, The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa is certainly Gulmarg's smartest hotel, says Ianthe Butt

India: Almond Villa, Srinagar

Ianthe Butt visits this unique homestay in India's Kashmir and Jammu region and finds a true home away from home

Bollywood dream: going to the cinema in India

Delhi resident and author Tarquin Hall takes a look at the unique experience of Indian cinemagoing — complete with rowdy patrons and melodramatic Bollywood plots

City hot spots: Bandra West, Mumbai

Stephen Fry tweeted about this bohemian area describing it as 'the Soho of Mumbai'. Rajini Vaidyanathan gives us the lowdown on where to eat, shop and stretch in Mumbai's Bandra West

India: Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Positioned where Mumbai's hippest neighbourhood meets the Arabian Sea, the Taj Lands End, with its thoroughly modern feel, perfectly suits the city's image as a burgeoning commercial hothouse, says Kim Willis

An alternative guide to Delhi

Tarquin Hall takes us off the beaten track in Delhi with the sights, shops, green spaces and, er, toilet museums you may not know about

India: The Leela Palace Chennai

Set on golden sands, Chennai's luxurious Leela Palace hotel combines modern luxuries with traditional décor and art — to great effect, says Mary Lussiana

10 of the best family adventures

Emily Payne rounds up a flurry of imaginative family holidays inspired by classic stories from page and screen

12 of the best city news tweeters across the globe

A new group of Twitter users are chronicling the latest events from the world's most exciting cities — in 140 characters or less. Lucy Thackray follows some of the best

Auroville: south India's utopian city

Utopian visions too often crumble in the cold light of reality. But in Auroville, visionary architecture, spiritual values and sheer hard work have transformed a 1960s commune into the world's first new-age city. Mark Jones seeks urban enlightenment

Global tribes: India's swami surfers

The global groups, trends and subcultures you may not know about. This month, the Indian swamis holding a board meeting out on the waves

On the road with... Marianne Faithfull

The legendary rock chick and singer talks surprising destinations and clean living on tour

Six of the world's best record stores

Just when you thought the stylus had, well, gone out of style, sales of vinyl records are climbing. Here are the world's most unique wax wonderlands

The new Mumbai, by the city's British and American expats

After growing up immersed in two cultures, eating chana masala and cottage pie, an exodus of British Indians is returning to the homeland of their parents — and cashing in on the country's boom. Rajini Vaidyanathan reports

To Fly, To Serve: Mark Tazzioli, British Airways' Menu Design Manager

Each month, we talk to a BA employee who helps to ensure your flight runs smoothly

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packing: Meera Syal

Actress Meera Syal reveals what's in her suitcase

Bhutan by mountain bike

High in the Himalayas is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful mountain countries. And the best way to truly experience it? By bike, says Mark Jones. The panoramic views leave him gasping... in wonder

Portrait of a city: Mumbai

Author Patrick French paints a portrait of Mumbai, India's beautifully chaotic city

Mumbai: travels with my mother

After a happy childhood in 1940s Bombay, Claire Wrathall accompanies her mother as she makes a return passage to India for the first time in 60 years. But how will today’s Mumbai compare with her treasured memories?

John Simpson: Letter from Mumbai

The grandest railway station in the world, absurdly medieval structures and warty fruit – a passage to India’s bustling city certainly reveals some sights