Cruises & Boating

The boats taking river cruising to a new level

From rock climbing on the Rhine to reviving Gabriel García Márquez’s Colombian-jungle journeys, the river cruise paradigm is being turned on its head. Maria Shollenbarger reports on the boats, itineraries and fixers taking it to the next level

A gem of an Indian safari lodge deep in tiger territory

Dudhwa, a prime tiger reserve tucked in India’s extreme north, has long been a hidden gem in the rough. Now one of the subcontinent’s top luxury‑adventure outfits has set up here, opening its haunting landscapes to exploration — in considerable comfort. Stanley Stewart gets a first look

India’s new hotel gems

The spotlight is on charming former palace Narendra Bhawan in Rajasthan’s off-the-beaten-track Bikaner and Kerala’s delightfully reborn Trinity at Fort Cochin

Exploring sublime landscapes on foot

From high-altitude lakes to ghostly glaciers and monasteries perched on monumental rocks, seeing the world on foot has therapeutic qualities way beyond the physical, says Charlotte Sinclair

A new window on Calcutta

Glorious change is afoot in West Bengal as a new urban boutique hotel and a restored rural palace redefine sojourns in the former centre of the Raj. Stanley Stewart takes in the theatre of Calcutta’s city streets before heading out to the magnificent Rajbari Bawali