India is pretty much a travellers haven, catering to the spiritual and laidback, to the chaotic and thrilling. We’ve summed up the absolute must-see places in India, and for those who wish to stray from the India bucket list, the best alternatives to venture down the path less trodden.
The Vessel, the centrepiece of New York’s newest neighbourhood, Hudson Yards, opened to much fanfare on March 15th. The brainchild of British designer Thomas Heatherwick, the Vessel is an interactive art installation consisting of 80 landings and 154 intersecting flights of stairs and is quickly becoming the most Instagrammed building in New York. At 150-feet tall, it dominates the newly developed area and offers those energetic enough to climb 2,500 steps superb views over the Hudson River and surrounding areas
Travel Consultant Tara from the US office recently travelled to India with her trusty Water-to-Go bottle. As a obsessive water-holic, she tells us what a reassurance it was to have safe drinking water avilable to her at all times.
The spring festival of Holi, a religious Hindu celebration originating in India, is becoming a popular event around the world, thanks in part to the Indian diaspora. But why is it such a huge festival? And where is the best place to celebrate it?
WF's Tara, from our US office, recently travelled to India as part of our Rajasthan: Taj, Temples & Tigers tour to get her first taste of India. In her 'Just back from...' she describes her favourite moments, activities and some handy advice.
Local resident, Riya Sarkar shares with us her insider secrets of how to navigate the frenetic city of old Delhi. Whether you're a first-timer or a frequent visitor, there's nothing like the recommendation of a native Delhiite to sink your teeth into this culturally fascinating and historically rich city.
As Ludo and I await our flight home at the airport in Mumbai, we both wanted to say a huge, huge thank you for organising just the most wonderful trip, and a real insight into some of the less visited, but every bit as beautiful, places in India.
Renowned chef and restaurant owner, Romy Gill, discusses her love of India's mouthwatering cuisine, its impact on her life and Indian culture. Plus she talks about her excitement about leading her upcoming Taste of India tour with Wild Frontiers
We had a chat with our India specialist about his love of the less travelled areas of southern India, from the numerous ancient sites, achingly beautiful surroundings, friendly people, frenetic megacities and of course the delilcious food that has become a much loved export
In this book William Dalrymple and Anita Ananad trace the story of the world's most famous diamond, the Koh-i-Noor, taking in tales of empires, murder, greed and colonialism, whilst dispelling some commonly held myths along the way. We caught up with author William Dalrymple and asked him more about the book.