The complete guide to: Bangalore travel

The complete guide to: Bangalore travel

Bangalore isn’t a city you visit to knock a specific sight or attraction off your travel bucket list. Don’t get us wrong — there’s a lot to see here, but in Bangalore it’s more about eking out your place in the city, finding that bar or microbrewery that just seems...

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24 hours in: Varanasi

24 hours in: Varanasi

The holy city of Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and likely the oldest city in India. Situated on the mighty Ganges River, the city is chaotic, beautiful, and enthralling all at once. There’s so much to see and do in Varanasi, but you...

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The complete guide to: Kolkata travel

The complete guide to: Kolkata travel

Kolkata is India’s second largest city and is known as the country’s artistic and cultural capital. Formerly Calcutta, the city’s name was officially changed to Kolkata in 2001 (so don’t get confused when you see mention of the former name as you’re doing your pre-trip research!). Filled with temples, monuments,...

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Life and death on the Ganges ghats

Life and death on the Ganges ghats

Sometimes, as you travel the winding roads of life — slowly, then speeding up, navigating the curves and bumps you meet along the way — you find yourself stopped, halted suddenly in just the place you need to be. I believe firmly that all we encounter in life — from...

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The complete guide to: Jaipur travel

The complete guide to: Jaipur travel

Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is part of India’s Golden Triangle circuit along with Delhi and Agra. Dubbed the Pink City because of the pink walls and buildings of the Old City, Jaipur is filled with historic attractions, myriad bazaars, temples, palaces, museums, and gardens — so there’s no shortage of things...

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24 hours in: Bangalore

24 hours in: Bangalore

Also referred to as Bengaluru, Bangalore is a cosmopolitan city in India’s deep south. It’s the country’s third largest city, as well as one of its most dynamic. Filled with parks, temples, gardens, busy markets, and historic monuments, Bangalore is also known for its lively nightlife, a burgeoning craft beer scene, and...

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The complete guide to: Goa travel

The complete guide to: Goa travel

Tiny Goa on India’s southwest coast is the smallest state in the country, but that doesn’t mean it lacks for things to see and do. Alternatively, Goa offers a dizzying array of sights and activities well worth your time. Whether you’re planning to be a beach bum for a few...

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Things to do in: Amritsar

Things to do in: Amritsar

When you think about India, it’s places like Goa, Mumbai, Delhi, and Agra that get the bulk of the attention. That’s with good reason, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t myriad other destinations worthy of your travel time. Case in point: Amritsar. Situated in northwestern India in the state of...

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4 lesser-known Diwali celebrations

4 lesser-known Diwali celebrations

The celebrations of Diwali are held at a huge scale in India. With the neighbourhoods lit up with bright oil lamps, candles, earthen lamps, and fairy lights, this auspicious moonless night is celebrated with much fervor and enthusiasm. No matter which part of India you are in, you’ll find locals...

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Things to do in: Chennai

Things to do in: Chennai

With so much history and culture packed into the historic city of Chennai, you won’t be at a loss for what to do, but rather how to make the time to do it all! But don’t worry, we’ve narrowed down the top spots you need to see and things you...

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