Boost the local economy by surfing in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, meeting Chhau mask artists in West Bengal, and living like the Angamis in Nagaland.
From the Ganges illuminated by the light of a million diyas to escaping to the quieter climes of Himachal Pradesh—our readers reveal their favourite destinations to visit in the country during the bustling festival season.
With latest safety guidelines calling for a scaled-down celebration amid swelling corona cases, the city witnesses a different kind of puja this year.
As the City of Joy welcomes Ma Durga amid shifting pandal guidelines, an insider weighs in on the changed circumstances.
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.
A designer’s relationship with the eastern metropolis manifests as a love note and city guide.
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.
Leave the city behind for a birding trip near Bengaluru or a painter’s dream town near Delhi.
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.