The prettiest streets in Edinburgh are closed to motorised traffic. Is a pedestrian future afoot here and in other UNESCO sites? | By Bhakti Mathew
What will travel look like in the future? We asked the experts. | By Steve Brock
A landscape of cave churches, ancient sites and hot air balloon-filled skies, the central Turkish region of Cappadocia is best explored via a wealth of hiking routes and adventure activities. By | Paul Bloomfield
Travel is a gift that keeps giving and for our 100th issue special, we asked diverse travellers to share 100 experiences that best exemplify their reason for being wayfarers.
Travel can lead to chance encounters: whether it is in the Amazonian rainforest in Bolivia or at a hostel in Guatemala.
A shoot out in Salvador, hiking a volcano in Ethiopia, and hopping on to a last-minute cruise to Antarctica—travel can get your adrenaline soaring.
Simple pleasures of travel include chasing dwarves in Wroclaw to lazing in London's St. James Park, for sometimes the best things in life are free.
Travelling to fulfill lifelong pursuits isn't unheard of: whether it's a childhood dream to trail across the former Soviet Union or turning 30 in front of a favourite van Gogh painting in Amsterdam.
Travel is also decadent, and these experiences range from a stay at a 58,000-acre conservancy in Kenya to Monaco's glamorous Grand Prix.
What is travel without food? From sampling decadent cakes and pastries in Budapest to hunting down the best briskets in Texas—a full stomach makes for a happy traveller.
A two-day hike in Petra, an after-hours tour of The Colosseum, and a 450-year-old naturally preserved mummy in Spiti Valley—some destinations tell stories as old as time itself.
Whether it is a motorbike trail to India's southernmost tip or a scenic drive to France's Loire Valley, the charms of the road are not lost upon travellers.
Family trips are special, whether you're hunting for fossils in Dorset or attending spiritual festivals in Bali.
Travel can often lead to transformative experiences: from living in a picturesque nunnery in Tibet to spiritual encounters in Lalibela.
From migrant workers giving up their train seat to a solo woman traveller, to a mother-son duo offering a car ride and heartwarming stories to strangers in Texas—a little compassion on the road goes a long way.
Coming face-to-face with the silverback in Uganda, spotting petroglyphs in Azerbaijan, and kayaking through a rainforest in Cambodia—some places are best experienced at their rawest.
From scaling mountain highs in Japan to cave swimming in Indonesia—the best kind of travel often begins outside the comfort zone.
Travel is often a journey within—and these entries range from healing broken hearts to newlyweds on their first trip together.
Learn to take better photos, speak Japanese, or be a volunteer scientist with classes, apps, and activities that’ll help you get road ready. | By Vicky Hallett
Racist cults, killer sharks, and gruesome, psychedelic-fueled rituals await you, if you dare, in our list of films and books on the flipside of travel.
The pandemic is far from over, but the world is adapting to new norms. We issue updates for travellers to track.
As the pandemic drags on, remote workers see unexpected opportunities to become digital nomads. | By Jackie Snow
Winding roads from Delhi to Chitkul, stretches of green between Chennai and Goa, and the hairpin bends between Leh and Pangong Lake—our readers reveal memorable road trips across India.
From slick city restaurants pioneering modern cuisine to remote rainforest treks, we bring you the best of this South American country. | By Nicola Trup & Ben Lerwillv
Avail of exclusive deals on dining and accommodation on your post-pandemic staycation with Marriott Bonvoy.
From Ireland’s Blarney Stone to Seattle’s Gum Wall, some “germy” attractions face a unique COVID-19 tourism challenge. | By Zoe Baillargeon
National Geographic Explorer Deepti Asthana captures the best of Meghalaya’s forests and the communities that live within.
At the end of a three-week campaign, read on to find out Indian travellers’ most cherished Thai destinations and experiences. In Partnership With: Tourism Authority of Thailand
National Geographic Explorer Deepti Asthana encountered mysterious caves, glorious waterfalls and much more on her Meghalayan adventure.
As the pandemic continues to cripple part of the world, there are countries also reopening. We issue updates for travellers to track.
The initiative aims to boost India’s domestic tourism and hospitality industries through a novel ‘book now, travel anytime when safe' approach.
Sibling scuffle in Kerala's island village, romance in the backdrop of Varanasi and Texas's sleepy town wide awake with mysteries—team NGTI handpick extraordinary tales based in ordinary towns.
You can build quite a bucket list by seeing Earth from 402 kilometres away. Just ask astronaut Randy Bresnik. | By Caitlin Etherton
From the edgy bars cropping up along the regenerated riverfront to the historic monuments of the former Jewish Quarter, getting off the beaten track reveals another side to the Czech capital. | By David Whitley
With exclusive benefits on dining and accommodation, Marriott International brings you exquisite family holiday experiences where you can earn up to 5000* bonus Marriott Bonvoy loyalty points and enjoy upgrade to a higher room category.
The HP ENVY 15 can bring ideas alive anytime, anywhere. Powered by: HP
High-tech filters and low-tech masks: How technology and personal responsibility might make flying safer than you think. | By Johanna Read
Vote for your favourite destinations and experiences from your time in Thailand, and win a Thai getaway. In Partnership With: Tourism Authority of Thailand
Journeying through the lush green forests of the rainy Western Ghats yields stunning images of wildlife run amok.
National Geographic Explorer Sandesh Kadur gets close with the endemic wildlife of Karnataka’s dense jungles.
Swaying bridges in Rishikesh, baul-city neighbourhoods in West Bengal, aquamarine waterfalls in Meghalaya and natural vistas in Maharashtra—we’ve compiled a list of our readers’ favourite rainy-day haunts.
This revolution in movement is good for you—and the world. | By Eric Weiner
A deep dive into the untracked wilderness of India’s sunshine state.
Planes and airports are deploying futuristic emerging technology in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. | By Jackie Snow
Team NGTI cherry-picks vibrant movies which best showcase social commentary, race and desi culture.
Adventuring through the beaches, forests and mangroves of Goa yields wild images of nature at play.
While researchers say travel does affect the brain’s neural pathways, true empathy remains an elusive destination. | By Ruth Terry
Whether you’re a dough addict or a dabbler, bread at its best is true pleasure. From challah to injera, here are 11 reasons to fall back in love with loaves. By | Rebecca Seal, Carolyn Boyd & Joel Porter
Considering a vacation during a pandemic? Medical pros lay out the best practices at restaurants, hotels, and public bathrooms. | By Johanna Read
How to see Komodo dragons in the Indonesian wilds or at a North American zoo. By | Jason Bittel
Bhopal's hammam that houses secret scrub recipes, Rajasthan's lake that served as a seaplane base in World War II, Andaman Islands' waters that offer chance sightings of dugongs—we've compiled a collage of hidden gems from the hometowns of our readers.
Mysteries, deadly storms, and tales of unbeatable spirit—our list of films and books on the world’s highest peak retrace expeditions of a lifetime.
A traveller embraces meditative sights and heights on her hike to the Mardi Himal Base Camp. | By Alicia Erickson
As the pandemic continues to cripple the world, we issue updates for travellers to track.
Summertime traditions feature the head-turning “vinok,” a classic accessory for weddings and festivals. | By Eve Conant
Talismans of good fortune—Japanese waving cats, Egyptian scarabs—serve as meaningful souvenirs and symbols of hope in hard times. | By Eve Conant
Wake Up Sid to Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Team NGTI cherry-picks movies and books on the city of dreams.
Mexico is the land of flavours—eclectic and explosive. From jaliscos to pueblos, here’s a list of the country’s favourite recipes.| By Nicholas Gilman, Liz Dodd & Kate Armstrong
Blame evolution for our compulsion to socialise even with the risk of COVID-19 | By Rebecca Renner
Team NGTI cherry-picks movies rooted in travel and the LGBTQ+ community.
The pandemic has brought the world’s most dedicated globetrotters to a screeching halt. | By Bruce Wallin
As ‘Uncharted’ returns, the celeb chef chats pepper hunting in India, bull riding in Indonesia, and post-pandemic trips. | By Jill K. Robinson
Mauro Morandi found serenity in solitude decades before self-isolation became the norm. | By Gulnaz Khan
Coronavirus will upend—but perhaps make healthier—the ways we use trains, buses, and bike lanes in our post-pandemic future. | By Emily Sohn
As a follow-up to our souvenir story, here are the best responses from our readers.
In the midst of a pandemic, who better than residents of the happiest country of the world to turn to for tips?
Even during a pandemic, thinking about travel can make you happy. | By Erica Jackson Curran
Can’t travel far? Then travel deep to find nourishment in your everyday surroundings. | By Wross Lawrence
Easy day trips from each state capital that help riders get outside, when the time is right, while responsibly social distancing.
Whistle-stop tours, replicas of dinosaur footprints and a rich repository of van Gogh’s masterpieces—these museums house an impressive collection of wonderful and quirky finds.
From Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, these are the homes we’d Zoom from if we could. | By Cait Etherton
Video calls seemed an elegant solution to remote work, but they wear on the psyche in complicated ways. | By Julia Sklar
Chicken Kiev. London Broil. Peking duck. On the journey from place to plate, the names of many dishes get lost in translation. | By Nevin Martell
Here’s how to explore more: Tour Helsinki and Seoul by podcast, learn to urban forage, and help rhinos in Uganda.
Join National Geographic Traveller India and Foodhall's new series of culinary travel workshops to cook your favourite local dishes from countries around the world. Kicking off this weekend with a journey to Singapore.
The island nation chose strict lockdowns and austerity. What’s next? | By Aaron Gulley
The coronavirus lockdown is keeping travellers away, but the Catalan spirit is fueling a surprising surge of local optimism. By | Isabelle Kliger
Spanning the world's largest democracy, Indian storytellers rediscover their country and witness the completion of another leg of an epic walk across the world.
As global concerns mount around the viral outbreak, we issue updates for travellers to track.
Street food markets in Indore, book-scented streets in Kolkata and clammy subway rides in New York City—places can also be defined by distinct smells.
The Coronavirus is changing how we travel. But will virtual reality—a welcome escape from the pandemic—ever be a substitute for the real thing? | By Angela Chen
Holed up in apartments, pro travellers pore over memories of souvenirs odd and wonderful.
Now that you have time, why not enjoy the vicarious thrills of watching Anthony Bourdain or Stephen Fry on the road?
Climbing Mount Nyiragongo is a mythic quest that ends in a rare sighting of the world’s largest lava lake. | By Alicia Erickson
Every year the city of Taunggyi sees a remarkable choreography of hundreds of hot-air balloons, marking the end of monsoon in the country. | By Varun Nayar
For photographers who, until recently, travelled the world in search of inspiration, the lockdown provides another source of creativity.
Following a National Geographic inquiry, the zoo confirms that four more tigers and three lions have the virus. This comes the same day as two pet cats in New York become the first in the U.S. to test positive. | By Natasha Daly
Grounded flights, shuttered restaurants, cancelled tours—the pandemic brings the hospitality industry to a halt.
The perfect blend of mountain bliss and delightful cultural experiences in Austria’s Innsbruck.
Nat Geo readers worldwide are suggesting new greetings amid the coronavirus pandemic. | By David Beard
Cancelled climbing season deals major blow to Nepal’s fragile economy. | By Andrew Bisharat
Come summer, Tirol blossoms into life with a huge range of sports, outdoor activities and alpine adventures.
Slather that sun lotion and bike amid Shimla's mountains, marvel at Meghalaya's caves, and stroll amid psychedelic corals in Kutch's marine national park.
Readers reveal strategies for making pals, staying safe, and discovering local culture when travelling as a party of one. | By Kelly Barrett
Team NGTI cherry-picks movies rooted in solo travel.
As global concerns mount around the viral outbreak, we issue updates for travellers to track.
The romantic Austrian imperial city of the Habsburgs, capital of arts and culture has a few surprises up its sleeve for kids.
A photographer revels in the the colours of Kutch with her Vivo V17. | By Tania Chatterjee
Best known for being Mozart’s city, and the location where The Sound of Music was shot, the city has a lot more on offer for visitors.
Discover tips, tours, and secrets from travel planners and experts. | Jessica Flint
Swarovski Crystal Worlds is one of Austria's most popular attractions and a dreamland for lovers of crystals.
Team NGTI cherry-picks movies rooted in travel and love.
Engaging with the vibrant life around the Rann of Kutch with the Vivo V17.
A small (snake-filled) sanctuary in Goa, rich wetlands in Odisha and Himachal, and hornbills in an absurdly green rainforest of Tamil Nadu—four experts list their favourite haunts in India.
Global travel opens new roads for outbreaks, like coronavirus and the flu—but which is more dangerous, and how can you stay safe? | By Amy Mckeever
Feel good with these expert tips for high elevation destinations. | By Mary Anne Potts
As the deadly virus spreads, find out where the quarantines are, what’s cancelled, and how tourism is affected. | By Amy Mckeever
Travel experts offer advice for your next family vacation. | By Heather Greenwood Davis
Photographs from OPPO Sunburn Goa 2019 catalogs the musical festive spirit as shot on Reno2. | Powered by OPPO
Team NGTI cherry-picks movies rooted in the glory days of adolescence.
Leave the city behind for a birding trip near Bengaluru or a painter’s dream town near Delhi.
A last minute business trip to Singapore turned out to be a revelation, thanks to the island’s glorious natural heritage.
Lie under wizardly night skies in Tabo in Himachal Pradesh, hike in the Ladakhi village of Yurutse, and slide down dunes in Khuri.
Conservation walks, zero-waste trails and community living, these alternative experiences allow for responsible, planet-friendly travel.
In the spirit of the season, here are team NGTI's picks for Christmas-related travel.
Record your best moments of OPPO Sunburn Goa 2019 on Reno2 and relive the memories forever. | Powered by OPPO
Capturing the essence of Ladakh with the Vivo V17 Pro.
Look beyond Goa and Pondy—go rafting in Pancheshwar in Uttarakhand, bar-hop in riverside Mahé, and swim in a little-known island in the Andamans.
This holiday season, give mainstream Goa a skip for these alternate delights.
Discover 'Little Varanasis' in Madhya Pradesh, a temple-run in Hampi, and rising spots for king-size feasts.
These subterranean train rides are packed with striking architecture, historic sites, and surprising views.
Go bird-watching in the lakes around Bengaluru, or roam the lush hinterlands of Pollachi in Tamil Nadu.
For lovers of nature, culture, cities and adventure, 62 alternative experiences that go beyond the mainstream.
A writer joins a gang of bikers on Royal Enfields as they zoom through Kathmandu on the road to Mount Everest | By Ashish Jha
Team NGTI cherry-picks movies and books rooted in travel and adventure.
In Partnership With Sonalika Tractors | Through a diverse range of programs representing different components of the social sector, Sonalika CSR fights for environmental stewardship, economic prosperity, and all-round social development.
'Enchanting' is the word to describe the Black Forest Highlands. Explore this region and discover a place renowned for natural beauty, gracious hospitality, award winning cuisines, authentic culture and timeless tradition. By: Rahel Leis
From culture and adventure to cities and nature, this is the ultimate list of the 25 destinations for the year ahead. Discover where to go, what to know, and how to see the world right now.
Documenting the colours & cultures of Ladakh with the Vivo V17Pro.
Check out the highlights of the novel campaign which is a collaboration between The Fern Hotels and the Drop Dead Foundation.
The event celebrated the idea of travel being a transformative experience.
Sustainability takes center stage as the hospitality group celebrates its 10th year.
The annual gala featured an art exhibition, workshops, videos and a panel discussion to raise awareness about the condition of the environment. | Powered By: EarthPillars360
Nestled in a peaceful nook overlooking Rishikesh, a trip here is just what the doctor ordered after a busy week.
Team NGTI cherry-picks movies and books rooted in travel and food.
Explore these frightening haunts at your own risk. | By Nathan Strauss
All long weekends beg a quick getaway—here’s a handy guide for last-minute planners.
Don’t jump queues. Tip fairly. Shop local. Use social media wisely. And more ways to be better travellers while globetrotting.
Unboxing clarity with the Vivo V17 Pro.
A sofa designed after your favourite camping treat or a Lagoon Bed reminiscent of a geothermal spa—Script by Godrej offers a contemporary furniture line based on your travel experiences.
Team NGTI cherry-picks movies and books rooted in travel and friendship.
Unravelling the stoic and spectacular ranges of Leh with the Vivo V17 Pro.
Planning a trip to Gothenburg? Here's a quick guide.
An exploration of this Austrian city takes us through picturesque natural scenes, a happening fashion street and stunning architecture.
The stunning French island is home to a treasure chest of culture and is an adventurer’s dream come true.
Boutique hotels and Novo-Andean cuisine are reaching new heights in Ecuador's capital.
For a Shillong native, Myanmar can feel like home. | By Ramzauva Chhakchhuak.
One chef, six delicious destinations: Travel tips from the culinary adventurer’s new National Geographic series.
Revisiting the enigmatic past of Konyak tribes with Vivo V15Pro.
World class experiences and unique adventures guaranteed! Powered By: Resorts World Sentosa Singapore
With Renaissance Hotels’ ‘Discover This Way’ campaign, a guest got a taste of the erstwhile Nawabi capital.
Diving into the elusive past of the headhunters of Nagaland with Vivo V15Pro.
Madagascar is a gem of a destination with a ton of memorable experiences in store!
Tips for wildlife encounters that promote sanctuary, not selfies. | By Natasha Daly
Say ‘bula’ to travel that leaves a positive impact.
Wild walks, warehouse cafes and street art in Portugal's capital. | By Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold
Documenting the colour and frenzy of the scenic Kathmandu Valley with the Vivo V15Pro.
Resorts World™ Sentosa Singapore guarantees a fun-filled ride at this incredible theme park. | Powered By: Resorts World Sentosa Singapore
Diving into Nepal's vibrant culture and the famed spirit of its people with the Vivo V15 Pro.
On water, on land and in the air, quench your thirst for adventure.
Exploring the Kabini Backwaters, a Photographers Dream.
A photographer captures the essence of the spirit that powers this centuries-old festival.
Diving into the spectacle of the Anandpur Sahib Hola Mohalla, a festival of valour and might, with the Vivo V15 Pro.
Discover dog-friendly hotels, smoke-swirling cocktails, and the world’s largest digital art display in this Illinois city.
The director reveals why he's drawn to the horror genre, and the inspiration behind his latest release. | Powered By: Warner Bros.
At S.E.A Aquarium in Resorts World Sentosa Singapore, discover the underwater wonders of our planet. | Powered By: Resorts World Sentosa Singapore
An underwater agenda for scuba divers, whale watchers, and shark seekers.
A celebration of off-road driving through Apollo Tyres’ Bad Road Buddies Event organized in Dandeli and Quepem.
This International Day of Happiness, Tourism Fiji invites you to celebrate with our Bulanaires as we share our Bula Spirit with the world in a new way.
An immersive art and dining scene has given Peru's capital city a facelift.
Through the upcoming fiction Mard ko Dard Nahi Hota, we explore real-life instances where pain ceases to exist for certain superhumans.
The female traveller is making her presence felt in every corner of the globe and, in celebration, here's a collection of some of our favourite reads.
The new Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty is the ideal resort for all those craving a family break.
Driving through the crystal route, one dazzling creation at a time.
Ileana shares her Fijian experiences and promises to make you fall in love, just as she did.
Shining with creativity and colour, this buzzing African capital has emerged as an emblem of innovation.
In 2019, treat yourself to a wellness programme at the scenic Ananda Spa.
Street art, avant-garde dining, and urban beaches are bringing a modern edge to Spain's elegant capital.
Cave-crawls in Diu, 200-year-old palaces in Gujarat, and shaking minars in Haryana: those looking for cultural haunts, take your pick.
From lofty canyons in Meghalaya to the depths of the ocean in Lakshadweep: these trips will satiate your outdoorsy soul.
Home-cooked delicacies in Goa, Jampot's many, many street-food haunts and royal spiced liqueur in Rajasthan–here are food stories waiting to be told.
A travel meet-up with the Ministry of Tourism, Sultanate of Oman brings forth the best of everything that the Middle Eastern country has to offer.
Cycle trails in Odisha and Chandigarh, earthy tales in West Bengal, there's more to Indian cities than what meets the eye.
From Pondicherry's artistic streak to Punajb's royalty, these are properties you would want to check-in to this year.
Melbourne, the food and wine capital of Australia is for you.
The world's most exciting destinations for the year ahead.
A 500-year-old living dzong, a temple with an levitating pillar, and East India's only water palace—for the culture connoisseur, there's never enough India to explore.
From spotting India's only apes in Assam to witnessing the Amur falcon migration in Nagaland, here are six places which go beyond the tiger.
A photographer captures the expansive, rugged beauty of the terrain and the delightfully understated culture in Himachal Pradesh with his Vivo V11 Pro.
The Nat Geo Staff revisit their travels from the year gone by and pick a travel memory most special.
Speakeasies, speed trains, and soup dumplings in China’s largest city.