Collected by Anna Fishman
Tarn Taran Sahib, Punjab 143401, India
Sikhs and non-Sikhs go to Amritsar for one reason – to see the Golden Temple (Hamandir Sahib) so, that is what I did on my most recent trip to India. Except, I went on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday which is a national holiday in India and because of...
B1/163, Nagwa Rd, opp. River Ganga, Assi ghat, Shivala, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India
Varanasi is a city of beautiful chaos. Located on the banks of the Ganges River, it's one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, and also one of the holiest. The river is the pulse of the city and it's worth setting your alarm...
91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Rd, Byculla East, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400027, India
The 140-year-old Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum completed a four-year restoration in 2008 that preserved its Corinthian columns and tiled staircase. The building has long been a home for rare religious statues and 16th-century maps of the...
Metro Stn, 10, Middleton St, Near Maidan, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071, India
Tucked down a little lane in the Park Street neighborhood, Earthcare attracts your attention with a display of books outside the shop. Owner Vinita Mansata stocks an eclectic mix of Indian and foreign authors, with an emphasis on environmental and...
Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194104
I came to Ladakh, in northern India, to explore the 20,000-foot peaks and ancient monasteries the area is known for. A two-day detour to volunteer at the Jamyang School, which the Dalai Lama founded to provide free education to local children,...
Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
New Delhi is a bit of a concrete jungle, and the chance to start each morning in the green space that is Lodhi Garden was a welcome way to find balance amid the hustle and bustle. The gardens were built around the tombs of Sayid and Lodhi rulers,...
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Visiting local markets when I travel is always a priority, and the Dadar Flower Market was no exception. The country celebrates occasions with over-the-top displays of flowers, especially temple celebrations and weddings. Jasmine garlands are...
Gharapuri, Maharashtra 400094, India
Set sail from Mumbai for one of Chelsea's favorite experiences from her trip. "Take the hour-and-a-half ferry ride to the Elephanta Caves, west of the city. You can shop for spices and bangle sets on the carts in Gharapuri, the village at the...
Naya Basti, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India
The air becomes crisp as you climb through the National Parks of West Bengal, India, towards this magical town perched up in the mountains. Your method of transportation: a soot-coughing toy train that snakes up the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway....
Babaji Ki Haveli, Dada Gurudev Nagar, Sanganer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302029, India
Having loved Indian fabrics and design for many years, when I was invited to go along on a buying trip with Katrina Ulrich of Red Persimmon Imports, I jumped at the chance. Sanganer, just outside of Jaipur is where blocks are carved from teak and...
Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
Situated high on a hill, and overlooking Maota Lake, is the Amber Palace. This is one of the most popular places to visit in the Jaipur area. It is also one of the 'coolest' places to visit as well. This holds true for two main reasons: 1) water...
Bhangarh, Rajasthan 301410, India
Legend has it that this now uninhabited city of once magnificent bazaars, palace, gardens, temples and bathing pools was deserted overnight (only a generation after its completion), having been cursed by an evil court magician, Selu Sewra, who had...
Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
One word can help to sum up Galconda Fort: massive. The entire complex covers 11 km, and the fort itself is perched on a hill that is 400 feet above the city of Hyderabad, and from the top there is a commanding view of the surrounding area....
2nd floor,730/32,Sadashiv peth,Above Lavanya Sarees,, Kumthekar Road,Pune, Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030, India
There are many secrets and many stories hidden beneath Pune’s bustle, waiting for you to uncover them on this fascinating three-hour walk. Duck into narrow alleyways—some forgotten by time, others stuck in a time warp—to uncover medieval royal...
11, Rahim Khan Marg, Block D, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi, Delhi 110013, India
This 5-room bed-and-breakfast is set in a colonial bungalow in South Delhi. The owner, Ajay Anandd, is a hospitable and jovial host who enjoys sharing stories about the city and recommending quirky spaces to explore. Each spacious bedroom features...
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