India travel

When traveling large distances in any country, it can be tempting to simply hop on a plane. However air travel can burn a hole in your wallet, and force you to miss much of the landscape. So resist the urge to take to the skies while you’re traveling in India and take a journey on […]

While vacationing in India, it’s worth paying tribute to the “Father of the Nation,” the country’s peace-loving leader Mahatma Gandhi. Stop for a moment in Delhi to pay your respects at Gandhi Smriti, the site of Gandhi’s assassination. Gandhi lived here from September 1947 until his untimely death in January 1948. It’s free to step […]

India is gearing up for the Holi Festival, a carefree two-day event which celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and looks forward to a successful springtime harvest ahead. It is celebrated on the day following March’s full moon. In 2011 the event will be held on Sunday, March 20 in most parts of India, […]

No matter where you go in the world it’s refreshing to know that there are some universal similarities. You’ll probably be able to find a Big Mac, the capitals will be crowded and overpriced, and young people love to party. So while tourists flock to India to see the Ganges River and eat authentic Indian […]

India is a vast country with many places begging to be explored, but few tourists ever reach some of the nation’s most breathtaking spots. The country’s deserts and mountains are not easily accessible by traditional Indian transport, but don’t let that stop you discovering them. A jeep safari is up to the challenge! The rugged […]

Traveling around India can be a scary prospect for foreigners, with unpredictable drivers all zooming about at high speeds. It’s enough to deter anyone from a casual stroll or cycle. But there are a few places around New Delhi worth exploring on foot, or two wheels. Dwarka, near India’s international airport, has the capacity to […]

Museums typically pay tribute to the best parts of our history, like the majestic carved Chinese warriors of the Terracotta Army Museum or the proud Maori traditions celebrated at many New Zealand institutions. But you won’t find any such reverence at the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets in New Delhi. You’ll find the museum inside […]

You’ve heard of the tea, but have you considered Darjeeling for your next vacation? The Indian locale nestled in the Himalayan Mountains in West Bengal offers a different side of India to tourists willing to make the trek. The region is known as the Queen of the Hills, so you’d be remiss not to experience […]

Tourists visiting India are often shocked by the number of beggars in the major tourist centers. Their presence is somewhat confronting, especially if you hail from an affluent part of the world, but by following a few simple tips they need not detract from your vacation experience. Beggars are most prevalent in tourist areas, as […]

On arriving for your India vacation, you quickly learn that there’s more to this Asian nation’s cuisine than curry. Not that the Indians don’t do a mean curry. Traditionally it includes a combination of meat, poultry, fish, or vegetables, various seasonings and spices, and stir-fried Masala. Masala is a traditional Indian blend of onion, ginger, […]