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Alternative Bucket List - India

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.

New York: Following in India's Steps

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

Jaipur Through a 150-Year-Old Lens

Today I had the honour of having my portrait taken by legendary photographer Mr. Tikam Chand. Tikam is the proud owner of an 1860 Carl Zeiss camera, the last surviving camera of its kind in the world today.

How My Water-to-Go Bottle Gave Me Peace of Mind in India

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.

Celebrating Holi Festival in India – Why and Where?

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?

Just Back From... India

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.

Behind the Scenes in Bollywood

Today I was taken behind the scenes into India’s glitziest industry – Bollywood...

Is it safe to visit Kashmir?

It’s been nearly three weeks since hostilities broke out between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, and a more than a week since they thankfully abated. Our founder Jonny, shares his thoughts on the situation.

An Insider's City Guide to Old Delhi

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.

Kate Humble in India

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.

India – A First Timer’s View

As someone who hasn't visited the Indian Subcontinent at all during my travels, I thought the best place to start and explore this vast and varied continent was at the largest country in the region, India.

Visiting Aurangabad

In his last post from India, Jonny describes the incredible cave temple complexes at Ajanta and Ellora, and a great alternative to the Taj Mahal.

A Short Stay in Burhanpur

Jonny describes his visit to the town of Burhanpur, an intriguing place boasting an impressive Mughal palace and countless temples and mosques.

Back to Bijaipur to Catch Up With Old Friends

During his visit to Rajasthan, Jonny visits some old friends at the amazing Castle Bijaipur to catch up and reminisce.

Dancing on the Border (at the Wagah Closing Ceremony)

WF traveller Peter Heywood visited Wagah on the Karakoram Adventure tour in June 2018.

Indian Cuisine Q&A with Romy Gill

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

Exploring Timeless Srinagar

WF's Ruby-Tiger has recently been retracing her parents' footsteps in Srinagar, the capital of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir.

The Nubra Valley and the World's Best Views

The journey to the Nubra Valley in Ladakh, along the highest road in the world accessible to vehicles, is a fascinating experience - if a little chaotic at times.

South India Q&A with Amit

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

Book of the Month May 2018: Koh-i-Noor by William Dalrymple & Anita Anand

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.

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