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Festival of lights and other travel tips

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Michelle Jana Chan gives her top travel ideas for the coming weeks including a glimpse of rare animals in Madagascar and feeling the warm glow of Diwali celebrations in India.

Other ideas include witnessing the autumn leaves change colour by chasing the fall on the east coast of America and a solar spectacle on 13 and 14 November with a total eclipse of the sun in the northern hemisphere, seen best in Cairns in northern Australia and Auckland in New Zealand.

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