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Agra & the Taj Mahal, Agra image gallery

1 of 12 Morning at the Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh Image by Bjarte Rettedal / Getty Images<p>In this image:<p>Taj Mahal<p>Poet Rabindranath Tagore described it as 'a teardrop on the cheek of eternity'; Rudyard Kipling as 'the embodiment of all things pure'; while its creator,... Read more<p>2 of 12 Morning …


Swimming spot of the month: Bude sea pool, Cornwall

Everyone loves a tidal pool, right? (Except maybe cats.) All the fragrant loveliness of a sea swim, but without the schlep to the water's edge when the tide goes out. Yes sir, I'll take two.<p>The venerable Bude sea pool in north Cornwall is one of the last remaining tidal lidos in the country. Now …

Don't look down: 28 of the world's most vertigo-inducing attractions

Expensive experiences, cheaper alternatives

The world’s most iconic travel experiences don’t usually come cheap – but sometimes there are real alternatives. Here are some ideas for the budget-conscious, and expert advice on whether it’s actually worth paying the price for some of these bucket-list classics.<p><b>1. Orient Express vs InterRail</b> …

National Parks

36 Hours In...Tokyo

Expert guide to Tokyo<p>From timeless shrines and ancient temples to the edgy fashion of teen tribes and skyscraper cocktail bars – not to forget a sushi fix... A weekend in Tokyo can happily showcase the very best of the city, in terms of its traditional heritage as well as its futuristic …

Best Pictures of Perseids Meteor Shower

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Ten unusual honeymoon hotspots

It’s your honeymoon, so it has to be special and unique. From the windswept beaches of a car-free island in the Baltic to tasting wine rarely sipped outside Argentina, these hideaways rarely appear on the usual post-wedding itinerary:<p><b>1. Snuggle in a beach basket built for two on Hiddensee Island,</b> …

National Parks

Thailand: which beach is right for you?

It isn’t fair, really – there are over 200 countries around the globe and Thailand has managed to snag a disproportionate amount of the world’s top beaches.<p>These aren’t your average stretches of sand; you’re about to uncover perfect powder-soft dunes and dramatic limestone crags that pop straight …

Asia Travel

Photo of the Day: Best of July 2013