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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.

Which India tour is right for you?

India is a vast and varied country with much to experience, which is why many travellers keep returning time and time again. From the frenetic cities of Delhi and Kolkata to the rural idyll of village India, the beaches of Goa to the mountains of Kashmir, tribal communities, religious ceremonies and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, there’s something to appeal whatever you interests. However, with so much to see and do, it can be difficult to decide which area to focus on and which sights to visit. To help you choose the perfect India tour, we’ve put together a guide to some of our most popular trips.

India’s Strangest Temple

Amar Grover visits Deshnok in Rajasthan…..

The Andaman Islands

Few things get the world’s travel press excited like the opening of a smart, new hotel in an exotic paradise where previously there were none. When the Taj Group announced that is was going to open a new property on the Andaman Islands, journalists were abuzz; at least three contacted me asking if we’d be able to offer them a trip. With great publicity guaranteed, I thought I’d better go and see for myself what all the fuss was about… a tough job as they say, but someone has to do it.

Kolkata: City of Joy, City of Life

Kolkata is a city on the move. And this time in the right direction.

Bundi – Rajasthan’s Hidden Gem

With the increasing numbers of tourists visiting Rajasthan, it’s refreshing to explore a town that has remained largely off the tourist trail. Bundi is one of the oldest towns in the Land of Kings. Founded in the early part of the 15th century as a stronghold against marauding Maratha warriors from what is now Madhya Pradesh, it is a town steeped in history.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Gujarat

Gujarat is vastly underrated and it's a mystery to us why the region isn’t more well-known as a tourist destination. It has a plethora of temples and palaces, some of the world’s best textiles, and the surreal landscapes and wildlife of the Rann of Kutch.

Journeying Along Pakistan's Karakoram Highway

Max Wood has just returned from Pakistan where he was leading our 'Karakoram Adventure: Kashgar to Kashmir' Tour. Read about his adventures in some of the world's most stunning scenery.

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