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India is located in South Asia and has the world’s second largest population of 1.2 billion people. India’s diverse culture includes four different world religions, and is considered one of the fastest growing major economies. Travel in India is varied with mountain, jungle, beach and desert locations. A top destination is New Delhi, a home to numerous national institutions, museums and landmarks like the Taj Mahal.

A view of Old Delhi from a moving rickshaw.

Rickshawing Through Old Delhi

The screeching noise added to the beeps, honks and shouts rising from the symphony of an Old Delhi traffic jam, one traveler reflects on Old Delhi.
In the Ganges for Kumbh Mela. Photo by Rafaela Schneider

Kumbh Mela: Religion, the Ganges and Robbery

Kumbh Mela is one of the largest religious festivals in the world, where Hindu pilgrims flock to the Ganges to have their sins cleansed.

The Queen and I: A Visit to Gir Forest National Park

A visit to India's Gir National Park leads to an awe-inspiring encounter with the queen of the jungle.
Cox's Bazar near the Bakkhali River Estuary. Photo by Flickr/eutrophication&hypoxia

Beaches of Bakkhali: West Bengal, India

With fields draped in yellow sunflower blossoms running parallel to the white sandy beaches, Bakkhali is different from the traditional sea side resort.
Viewing rhinos on safari in India. Photo by Annie Palovcik

Rhinos at Dawn: Safari in India

An unusual safari in India allows travelers to view elephants, rhinos and other wildlife by jeep.

Travel by Camel: Living Like a Maharani in India

Live the life of a Maharani by traveling the desert on camel.
Camel safari in India: Best Travel Experience in India

Go West, Young Paco: Indian Camel Safari

The stink may not be a factor, but a horny adolescent camel can make a desert journey memorable.

Bollywood Babe: Mumbai Movie-Making

I was looking for an inside view of Bollywood, but this wasn't what I expected.
Driving in New Delhi, India.

A Tiger in Your Tank: On the Road in India (Humor)

Traveling in India can be an unexpected and wild ride.
Darjeeling Tibetan Monks

Darjeeling: India’s Treasure of the Hills

Drink the tea, but don’t miss out on the narrow-gauge railroad or the sidewalk vendors. And always seal the windows at night.

French for a Night: India’s Hotel De L’Orient

In this coastal Indian town, step back to charming, 18th-century France. Charming except for those door-less toilets.
12 Days in an Indian Monastery

The Price of Enlightenment: 12 Days in an Indian Monastery

When the sweating slows and the fever burns off, hopefully you’ll realize that smiling makes breathing easier.

Children of India: A Volunteer Vacation

Hear the songs of the lost children who have found a home in this Indian community.
Train travel in India

A Lesson In Patience: Train Travel in India

When traveling by rail in India, it helps to know the rules.

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