The year of the pandemic hasn’t been kind. It trapped the elderly couple that saved all year for their annual jaunt to Darjeeling in a state of anxious house arrest. It stopped the aspiring writer from discovering his next novel at a Goan shack. For all the trips and tender moments lost, we look at 2021 with a little hope, and lots of kindness. Come New Year, may travel hold hands with compassion for fellow men, nature, environment, and ourselves. Be it conscious wildlife travel, travel to revive small businesses, or just travel to restore and reconnect with your jaded self, we explore the magic of moving gently—across 8 categories.
‘How to Travel Better in 2021’ is a comprehensive list of Indian destinations worth exploring in the coming year, and has been reported by the editors and contributing writers of National Geographic Traveller India. Read all the entries on our digital forum or new National Geographic Traveller India app here.