New Spots In India
Collected by Greg Sullivan, AFAR Founder
Bhadra Rd, Opp. Sidi, Saiyad Jali, Lal Darwaja, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001, India
One of the biggest festivals in Ahmedabad, India is Uttarayan (aka Kite Festival). For two days, the whole city is hopping from roof top to roof top, blasting loud bollywood music, BBQing, and kite fighting. By night fall, all of the kites turn...
D.32/162 , Devnathpura ; Bengalitola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
When you step out of a cab from the airport, this will likely be your first sight of Varanasi. It was mine when I visited this Hindu holy city in January 2013. I was initially so overwhelmed by my first few seconds there, I had to pull out my...
Godaulia, Maheshpur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
On our first trip to India, we were lucky enough to meet Uschi, a friend of a friend who lives in Varanasi. The old city there is intense - a warren of tiny streets which are confusing, insane, dirty and amazing all at once. Uschi took us out of...
Newada Samogar, Uttar Pradesh 211009, India
Kumbh Mela is a perfect habitat for exploring "cultural curiosity." It forms a place for the salvation of mankind who wish to be free of the cycle of life and death. No small theme for the world’s biggest gathering. The crowd on the main days is...
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
While Kumbh Mela occurs every 3 years in 4 different Indian locations, the Maha Mela is every 12 years near Allahabad, just over 100 kilometers from Varanasi. We hired a driver with the intent of visiting two temples along the way and used the...