Let your mind play in a world of arts, ideas, humour, history and knowledge, writes Rosemarie North.

Inspired by the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and their ilk, but not quite ready for the full-body, multi-sensory assault that is India?

The Jaipur Literature Festival might just be the ticket.

Spread across several stages and areas in the park-like grounds of the Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur, the royal capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, this annual, five-day event has been described as the "greatest literary show on earth".


Simply rock up with your free online registration, and you plunge into