ONE lucky Gazette reader is heading to India after winning a ten-day trip for two to the sub-continent.

Malcolm Smith, of Stanley Road, Wivenhoe, bagged himself the trip to the state of Kerala courtesy of Witham-based company Kerala Travel Centre after collecting tokens in the paper.

Mr Smith, 65, will now be whisked away for holiday of a lifetime which includes a visit to a nature reserve where wild elephants live, a stay on the Coconut Lagoon known as the Venice of India and stay in luxury four- and five-star hotels.