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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.
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.

The Eternal Teardrop: The Taj Mahal

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

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.
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.

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.
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.
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.

Bollywood Babe: Mumbai Movie-Making

I was looking for an inside view of Bollywood, but this wasn't what I expected.
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.
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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.

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.
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.

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