Students planning a post A-level break to India or Australia can benefit from Endsleigh Insurance's gap year travel cover.

The flexible package can be tailored to individual needs and includes cover for such daredevil activities as bunjee jumping. Most other sports are also covered.

Gap year travel is an increasingly popular option as research shows a rise of 10% in the number of students applying for deferred places at university.

Groups of 10 or more students can get a 20% discount. Couples and single parent families are also entitled to discounts.

Cover for up to £1m starts at £57.46 for an individual travelling for up to four months in Europe.

A year's cover for world-wide travel starts at £269.72 for a lone traveller or £485.50 for a couple.