New waves: make a break for the ‘crown jewel’ of India’s surf scene in Tamil Nadu

Tourism to Mahabalipuram once focused on its temples but visitors to this south-east Indian town now come to ride the waves – and it’s producing local surf champions of its own, too

Mysuru, India, city guide: what to see, plus the best yoga centres, hotels and restaurants

Famed for ashtanga yoga, wellbeing is a way of life in this magical south Indian city – and fantastic markets, food and architecture all add to the allure.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland



Dunking sweet and salty osmania biscuits in Hyderabad, India

Fresh from the ovens, osmania butter cookies are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of Irani chai. At Nimrah bakery, thousands of both are consumed every day

Coffee houses, Kali and palaces in India – in pictures

Chris Schalkx captures three different sides of India – its culture, history and religion

Train dreams: scenes from the Visakha Express, India – in pictures

A hint of Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train and lush landscapes captured Madhu Kalyan’s eye in our weekly look at people’s travels through three Instagram images