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A to Z of India

Narrowing down all the amazing things about India is no easy feat, but from the Andaman Islands to Ziro Valley, we've summed up an alphabet variety of quintessential and little-known facts about India.

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.

Pakistan: North vs South

Pakistan is one of those countries that receive very bad press in the West, and yet I have to say, having visited the country twice, both the north and south, I have been met with nothing but kindness and hospitality by the people, and never felt anything other than a warm welcome.

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.

Sufism & Southern Pakistan

Wild Frontiers' Jane explores the influence of Sufism in Pakistan following her recent visit on our Southern Pakistan tour.

The Corridor of Peace for Sikhs in India & Pakistan

Jane reports on her visit to Pakistan and the recent announcement on the opening of a 'Corridor of Peace' between India and Pakistan.

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.

Enlightenment at Fairy Meadows

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

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