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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.

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.

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.
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.
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.

Horn Please: Braving Travel in India

Driving in India is certainly not for the fainthearted.
On the Pinadari Glacier Trek in the Himalayas. Photo by Dan Gowanlock

Pindari Glacier Trek: Simplicity in the Himalayas

The Pindari Glacier Trek covers 58 miles of steep terrain in the Kumoan Himalayan region in Uttaranchal, India. Offering spectacular views of the high peaks of Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot, the trek draws travelers seeking a challenge, peaceful silence and natural beauty.
Visiting a fish market in South India

The Sights and Sounds of South India: A Traveler’s Journey

From scenic beaches to quiet tea plantations and bustling street markets, South India is a treat for the senses. Here’s what one traveler experienced during a journey through South India.

The Eternal Teardrop: The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is more poetic than poetry, standing between Heaven and Earth, dream and reality.
Train travel in India

A Lesson In Patience: Train Travel in India

When traveling by rail in India, it helps to know the rules.
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.
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Video: Kerala, India – A Tropical Paradise

A state in South India on the Malabar coast, Kerala is known as God's own country -- and for good reason.
Travel in India. Indian street food

Discover India One Cliché at a Time

Forget the India you think you know. Here’s a guide to what you should and shouldn't expect in India.
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.
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.

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