The award acts as a global recognition of India’s conservation and sustainable development efforts in coastal regions.
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.
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.
Beachside solitude in Ganpatipule, lost-in-time architectures in Melkote, birdwatching along the marshes of Mangalajodi—seek out these secluded places of beauty for a post-lockdown getaway.
Leave the city behind for a birding trip near Bengaluru or a painter’s dream town near Delhi.
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.
Discover 'Little Varanasis' in Madhya Pradesh, a temple-run in Hampi, and rising spots for king-size feasts.
Go bird-watching in the lakes around Bengaluru, or roam the lush hinterlands of Pollachi in Tamil Nadu.
Fashion and history come together at the Vimor Museum of Living Textiles.
At The Serai Bandipur, elegant peacocks keep you company and dainty flowerpeckers compose the jungle’s score.