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Five places to visit near Delhi

India’s capital is blanketed in choking smog in winter and smothered by baking heat in summer. Fortunately there are plenty of places to escape the extremes, says Alex Travelli


The city of gold may be the economic capital of Africa, but there are dramatic landscapes, spectacular beasts and ancient fossils all around. Harriet Constable does some digging

Hong Kong’s best beaches

The sights of one of the world’s most busy cities can be ticked off quickly. But, as Caroline Carter finds, it is well worth exploring the wilder reaches of Hong Kong’s hinterland


With its round-the-clock gridlock, Mumbai can feel like the world’s biggest car park. Leo Mirani seeks sanctuary from the hordes in some of the locals’ favourite haunts