Have you been enjoying the BBC's documentary "Hotel India" about the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai? Vibrant, varied and like nowhere else on Earth, India is a land of passion, colour and adventure. From the foothills of the Himalayas to the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, a new experience awaits around every corner. Be inspired by the Taj Mahal while navigating India’s Golden Triangle, taking in bustling Delhi and the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, board a boat on the sacred Ganges, ride camels in the deserts of Rajasthan or taste spices grown in the hills of Kerala - the range of experiences is endless.

Agriturismo was codified into Italian law in 1985 and means a holiday spent on a working farm or country estate. The small-scale cultivation of local produce and the traditional cuisines of the regions are valued highly by Sicilians, and since small farms have latterly become less profitable, many owners of land or smallholdings have restored their buildings to accommodate holidaymakers and augment their incomes. Many encourage their guests to take part in the farm’s activities while enjoying the rural life of the region, albeit in some comfort.

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