A veteran radio broadcaster has told a national newspaper of his fondness towards India.

BBC radio icon Nicholas Parsons has spoken of his love of travelling in India, adding that it is important to embrace the local culture.

The veteran host of Radio 4’s Just A Minute programme told the Daily Telegraph that although he has had “the odd iffy tummy” while visiting India, he still has a “great affection” for the country.

Nicholas’s advice for Brits catching flights to India was to immerse themselves in the local ways and traditions.

“I always avoid behaving like I’m still in Britain. For me, one of the joys of holidaying is absorbing yourself in the local culture. I simply can’t understand it when people travel abroad and then demand a cup of tea and sausage and mash,” he said.

The 88-year-old added that all he needs for the perfect holiday is “the right atmosphere and good-quality food”, and he always remembers to take two important things “my wife and my camera”.

Written by Ruth Norris

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