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5 Must See Bhubaneshwar Temples: Lingraj Temple
The splendid Lingraj Temple (the king of lingas, the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva) represents the culmination of the evolution of temple architecture in Odisha. Its spire is around 180 feet tall. There are more than 64 smaller shrines in the sprawling temple complex as well.

5 Must See Bhubaneshwar Temples: Mukteshwar Temple
The Mukteshwar temple is one of the smallest and most compact temples in Bhubaneshwar. However, it's famous for its exquisite stone archway, and ceiling with eight petal lotus inside its porch.

5 Must See Bhubaneshwar Temples: Yogini Temple
What makes this yogini temple special is that it's one of only four yogini temples in India dedicated to the esoteric cult of tantra.

5 Must See Bhubaneshwar Temples: Brahmeshwar Temple
Situated around a kilometer east of the Lingraj temple, the Brahmeshwar temple was built by the reigning king's mother in honor of the deity Brahmeshwar (a form of Lord Shiva).

Will Your Indian Railways Waitlist Ticket be Confirmed?
Do you have an Indian Railways waitlisted ticket? There are a couple of handy ways of finding out whether it's likely to be confirmed.

Radio Taxis and Cabs in Delhi: A Quick Guide
Want to travel by cab in Delhi? Find out the best way with this quick guide to Delhi taxi services.

Agonda Beach Goa: Essential Travel Guide
If you think Palolem beach has become too developed, Agonda beach in Goa is a laid-back alternative and it's only 10 minutes away!

10 Top Attractions and Places to Visit in Jaisalmer
Visiting Jaisalmer, in Rajasthan, and wondering what to see and do there? This list of attractions and places to visit will inspire you!

Buses in Delhi Guide: DTC Bus Routes & Ticket Prices
Wanting to travel around Delhi by bus? This quick guide to Delhi buses will get you started.

9 Top South India Temples and Where to See Them
When it comes to south India temples, the state of Tamil Nadu dominates with its many ancient, towering Dravidian masterpieces. These temples, which display some of India's greatest temple architecture, are the backbone of Tamil culture.

Diwali in India: 6 Ways and Places to Celebrate
If you're wondering what to do for this year's Diwali celebration in India, check out these top destinations and ideas for a memorable time.

8 Agra and Taj Mahal Tours from Delhi Bookable Online
Planning on going on a Delhi side trip? Book these tours from Viator online, and save time and hassle.

10 Best Hotels in Mathura & Vrindavan for All Budgets
Hotels in Mathura are much more plentiful than hotels in Vrindavan. Yet, Vrindavan is more atmospheric. Here's where to stay.

5 Best Khajuraho Hotels for All Budgets
There are plenty of Khajuraho hotels to suit all budgets from cheap to luxury. Many decent hotels are conveniently located close to the Khajuraho temples. Here are five of the best.

Photo Diwali in Goa Narakasura
In Goa, the main celebration for Diwali is centered around the destruction of the demon Narakasura by Lord Krishna. Every village and city holds competitions to see who can build the biggest and scariest effigy of the demon. They're burned at dawn on the day before Diwali. Page 12.

Diwali Pictures and Photo Gallery: Diwali Fire Dance
Celebrating Diwali sees the whole country glowing under the light of lamps, candles, and fireworks. See the pictures in this Diwali photo gallery, which show the heartwarming beauty of the occasion. Page 11.

Photo Diwali Fireworks Seller
Fireworks are an integral part of Diwali celebrations and markets are flooded with them. Page 8.

Photo Diwali Sweets
It's customary to share sweets at Diwali. Page 6.

Top 5 Indian Beer Brands
The Indian beer industry is booming, and a visit to India wouldn't be complete without trying some of the top Indian beers on offer.

Hotels Near Hyderabad Airport: Your Best Options
Options for hotels near Hyderabad airport are unfortunately limited due to the remote location. Here are the best ones.

Diwali Pictures: Diwali Fireworks
Celebrating Diwali sees the whole country glowing under the light of lamps, candles, and fireworks. These Diwali photos show the heartwarming beauty of the occasion. Page 9.

Diwali Pictures and Photos: Diwali Lanterns
Shops selling an assortment of Diwali lanterns are common at Diwali time. These Diwali photos show the heartwarming beauty of the occasion. Page 7.

Diwali Pictures and Photos: Diwali Candles
Celebrating Diwali sees the whole country glowing under the light of lamps, candles, and fireworks. These Diwali photos show the heartwarming beauty of the occasion.

Diwali Photo Gallery: Rangoli and Decorated Entrance
Celebrating Diwali sees the whole country glowing under the light of lamps, candles, and fireworks. These Diwali photos show the heartwarming beauty of the occasion. Page 3.

Diwali Photo of Girl Arranging Diyas
Celebrating Diwali sees the whole country glowing under the light of lamps, candles, and fireworks. These Diwali photos show the heartwarming beauty of the occasion. Page 10.

Diwali Rangoli Photo
Intricate rangoli is the focal point of decorations at the entrances to people's homes during Diwali. These Diwali photos show the heartwarming beauty of the occasion. Page 2.

Diwali Pictures: Goddess Lakshmi
Celebrating Diwali sees the whole country glowing under the light of lamps, candles, and fireworks. These Diwali photos show the heartwarming beauty of the occasion. Page 4.

Diwali Pictures: Making Diyas
Celebrating Diwali sees the whole country glowing under the light of lamps, candles, and fireworks. These Diwali photos show the heartwarming beauty of the occasion. Page 5.

Dwarka Eco Beach Resort Goa Review and Photo Feature
If you value tranquilly, you'll think Dwarka Eco Beach Resort at little-known Cola beach in south Goa is paradise found!

Dwarka Eco Beach Resort Cola Beach Goa
Dwarka Eco Beach Resort is located at secluded Cola beach in south Goa. Not many people have heard of this beach. And, those who haven't, often mistake its name for touristy Colva beach.

Dwarka Eco Beach Resort Huts
The 10 cottages at Dwarka are spacious and have attached bathrooms. Although the exteriors of 10 cottages may be rustic, their interiors are stylish, bright, contemporary -- and most importantly clean and comfortable.

Dwarka Eco Beach Resort Facilities and Activities
If you value tranquilly, you'll think Dwarka Eco Beach Resort at little-known Cola beach in south Goa is paradise found!

A Kolkata Walking Tour that Explores the City's Communities
Want to get to know Kolkata more intimately? Join Calcutta Photo Tours on their insightful Culture Kaleidoscope walking tour.

Highlights of the Culture Kaleidoscope Walking Tour
Want to get to know Kolkata more intimately? A walking tour that explores the city's melting pot of cultures and communities is an excellent way to do so.

From Street Food to Chinese Churches in Kolkata
Want to get to know Kolkata more intimately? A walking tour that explores the city's melting pot of cultures and communities is an excellent way to do so.

A Kolkata Walking Tour that Explores the City's Communities
Want to get to know Kolkata more intimately? A walking tour that explores the city's melting pot of cultures and communities is an excellent way to do so.

Surfing in India: 8 Top Places to Surf and Get Lessons
Surfing in India is growing in popularity. Here's where to best catch a wave and get surf lessons.

India Surf Festival: Much More than Fun in the Sun
As well as boosting the profile of board sports in India, the feel-good India Surf Festival highlights the inspiring ability of surfing to transform lives.

A Platform for Promotion of Board Sports
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India Surf Festival Music, Art and Expression
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India Surf Festival: Boosting the Profile of Surfing in India
The inclusion of India in the Asian Surfing Championships has the potential to draw surfers from all over Asia, bringing the India Surfing Championship regional if not global recognition.

Top 7 Authentic Bengali Restaurants in Kolkata
Try these popular Bengali restaurants in Kolkata for authentic and delicious tasting Bengali cuisine.

Mumbai Places to Visit: Bandra Worli Sealink
The 5.6 kilometer Bandra Worli Sealink, which crosses the Arabian Sea, linking the Mumbai suburbs with south Mumbai, is viewed as an engineering marvel.

Mumbai Infrastructure: 10 Places to Visit with Photos
Interested in Mumbai infrastructure? Discover the unique face of the city in this article, with pictures.

Mumbai Infrastructure 10 Places to Visit: Skywalks
One of the most interesting skywalks to stroll along is the one at Grant Road railway station, in south Mumbai.

Mumbai Places to Visit: Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat
Dirty laundry from all over Mumbai is brought to this massive open air laundry, known as the dhobi ghat, and painstakingly hand washed by the dhobis.

Mumbai Infrastructure 10 Places to Visit: Mahalaxmi Racecourse
Rated as one of the best racecourses in Asia, the Mahalaxmi Racecourse was built in 1883 along similar lines to the Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia

Mumbai Infrastructure 10 Places to Visit: Mumbai Local Train
Essential for commuting in Mumbai, the Mumbai local train network is the quickest and easiest way of getting from one end of Mumbai to the other.

Mumbai Infrastructure 10 Places to Visit: Film City
Film City was built by the Maharastra state government in 1978 to help the Bollywood film industry and provide facilities for it.

Mumbai Infrastructure 10 Places to Visit: Sewri Jetty
Sewri Jetty is an industrial hub located along the eastern waterfront in Mumbai. The real highlight there is the flamingos.

Mumbai Infrastructure 10 Places to Visit: Buffalo Tabelas
It can be surprising to discover that the heaving, concrete jungle of Mumbai has approximately 640 buffalo tabelas located amidst apartment buildings, shops, and roads.

10 Places to Visit in Mumbai: Dadar Flower Market
Dadar flower market, Mumbai's largest wholesale flower market, has over 700 stalls overflowing with blooms.

Guide to Popular Tourist Places in India by Region
Where to go? What to see? And all in so little time! This guide to India tourist places by region provides a roundup of all the highlights of each state in India to help you plan your trip.

Guide to Popular Tourist Places in India by Region
Where to go? What to see? And all in so little time! This guide to India tourist places by region provides a roundup of all the highlights of each state in India to help you plan your trip.

10 Famous Kolkata Durga Puja Pandals
Wondering which Kolkata Durga Puja pandals to see? There are literally thousands of them but some stand out more than others. Here are 10 of the best and most famous ones.

5 Popular Delhi Ramlila Shows During Navratri
Going to be in Delhi during Navaratri and Dussehra? Catch the action at these five popular Delhi Ramlila shows.

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation Launches Buses with Toilets
The new buses, known as Airavat Superia and Airavat Bliss, have toilets on board. Anyone who's familiar with bus travel (including long distance travel on so called

New Direct Mumbai to Pondicherry Train
The introduction of the 11005/11006 Puducherry-Dadar Express provides a much needed direct train from Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu to Mumbai.

Review of Bonobo Bandra Mumbai
If you feel like escaping the frenetic pace of Mumbai but can't actually leave the city, Bonobo bar in Bandra is a suitable place to find some salvation. Enjoy relaxing with a cocktail, without any pretenses, and just be yourself. Read the review of Bonobo here.

Changes in Indian Visa Outsourcing. Problems With BLS?
It seems that major changes are underway in the outsourcing of Indian visa processing worldwide. The Indian government has decided to stop issuing outsourcing contracts to foreign companies because of complaints, particularly from people of Indian origin in the US, about service.

Nadi Astrology at Vaitheeswaran Koil - Real or Fake?
Nadi astrology is based on predictions that ancient sages were believed to have written on palm leaves. Vaitheeswaran Koil in Tamil Nadu is considered to be the birthplace of it.

2015 Mysore Dasara Festival Essential Guide
Mysore Dasara is Dussehra with a difference! Find out all about this 10 day festival in this guide.

Tirupati Temple: Important Visitor Information to Know
The Lord Venkateswara temple in Tirupati is perhaps India's most popular temple. Up to 85,000 pilgrims visit it per day! This creates a number of challenges that you should be aware of.

Is Sivananda Ashram in Kerala Worth its Reputation?
There's no doubt that the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, at Neyyar Dam near Trivandrum in Kerala, is very popular. But is it really one of the best yoga centers in India, particular for yoga teacher training?

7 Top India Yoga Centers
There are many India yoga centers, which provide everything from in depth courses to flexible drop-in classes. These top places to study yoga in India will give you an idea of what's available.

Fake Currency in India: Get a Refund from the Bank?
Fortunately, now if you do receive a fake note, you no longer have to worry about trying to surreptitiously palm it off.

Top 5 Health Concerns for India Travel After Monsoon
Travel to India starts increasing in October, after the main monsoon season has ended. However, the weather post-monsoon results in a range of health concerns. Here are the most important ones to be aware of.

2 Month Gap on Indian Tourist Visas Removed
The two month gap rule on Indian tourist visas has been lifted. However, there are some exceptions.

Top 5 Common Health Issues for Travel to India
As India is a developing nation, visitors need to take special precautions against illnesses not normally encountered at home. The following common health issues should be addressed.

Guide to Indian Visa Types
The Indian government has recently made changes to the types of Indian visas that it offers. This guide to Indian visa types will help you find out what Indian visas are available, and for whom.

Buying a Sari in India: Guide to Sari Shopping
A visit to India wouldn't be complete without buying a sari! This information will help you with sari shopping in India.

Essential Guide to Buying Kanchipuram Saris in India
Silk saris from Kanchipuram, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, are among the finest saris in India. Here's how to avoid buying a fake.

Delhi to Haridwar by Bus: What are the Best Options?
Delhi to Haridwar by bus is a convenient option if the train is heavily booked, which is often the case. Find out the best buses to take.

Take a Mumbai Bollywood Tour or Be a Bollywood Extra
Mumbai is the center of India's booming Bollywood film industry. Here are the best ways to take a Bollywood tour, and even be a Bollywood extra!

5 Fun Things to Do in Delhi with Kids
Visiting Delhi with kids? Here are five places to take them for a fun family day out.

Printable Bangalore Metro Map for Tourists
If you're planning on traveling by train in Bangalore, get this free Bangalore Metro map to download, print, and take with you.

Printable Map of Delhi Metro Train Network
Planning on traveling on the Delhi Metro train network? Download and print this hand Delhi Metro map.

Printable Mumbai Local Train Map for Tourists
If you're planning on riding the Mumbai local train, print this handy Mumbai local train map out and take it with you.

Agritourism: 17 Farmstays in India to Get Back to Nature
Buoyed by the growing popularity of homestays in India, farmstays are blossoming across the country and range from simple to sublime.

Agritourism: 17 Farmstays in India to Get Back to Nature
Buoyed by the growing popularity of homestays in India, farmstays are blossoming across the country and range from simple to sublime.

Kewpie's Kitchen Kolkata Review: The Good and the Bad
Kewpie's Kitchen is a small, unassuming, family run restaurant located in the owner's home in Kolkata. It serves traditional Bengali cuisine.

Teach Yourself Hindi by Rupert Snell: Book Review
Teach Yourself Hindi by Rupert Snell is an excellent and comprehensive resource for anyone wanting to learn how to both speak and read Hindi. However, those only interested in speaking Hindi would be better off choosing a different book.

Top Gujarati Garba Venues to Celebrate Navaratri
The traditional Gujurati garba dance is a much anticipated feature of the nine night Navaratri festival. Here's where to best experience it.

Stay at Gandhi's Kochrab Ashram in Ahmedabad
Here's a novel new concept in spiritual tourism in India. For 1,000 rupees a night, you can now

5 Best Dalhousie Hotels & Resorts with Unforgettable Views
Many of the resorts and hotels in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, offer unforgettable mountain and valley views. Here are the best ones.

Palladium Hotel Mumbai: New Kipling Bar and Sahib Room
Inventive fusion cocktails meet traditional Indian fare at the luxury Palladium Hotel's signature Indian restaurant, the Sahib Room, and the adjoining Kipling Bar.

9 Top Mumbai Sunday Brunch Restaurants
The concept of Sunday brunch has caught on in a huge way in Mumbai. Many fine dining restaurants in Mumbai now hold all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch buffets, and most of these include the option for unlimited alcohol as well. Try these top restaurants for a delicious Mumbai Sunday brunch.

18 Top Small Group India Tours from G Adventures
Thinking of going on a small group tour in India? G Adventures is one company you must consider. Find out why and see what they offer.

18 Top Small Group India Tours from G Adventures
Thinking of going on a small group tour in India? G Adventures is one company you must consider. Find out why and see what they offer.

Top 10 India Adventure Travel Activities
Adventure travel is hugely popular in India, as there's such a wide range of things to do. The Himalaya region is the setting for many India adventure travel activities. However, there are plenty of options in India's south as well!

Ganesh Idol Picture
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 19.

Lord Ganesh Close Up Photo
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 22.

Carrying Ganesh for Immersion Photo
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning Ganesh photos and Ganesh Chaturthi pictures in this gallery. Page 29.

Ganesh Festival Visarjan Aarti Photo
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning Ganesh photos and Ganesh Chaturthi pictures in this gallery. Page 30.

Ganesh Chaturthi Visarjan Procession Photo
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning Ganesh photos and Ganesh Chaturthi pictures in this gallery. Page 31.

Ganesh Visarjan Immersion Photo
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning Ganesh photos and Ganesh Chaturthi pictures in this gallery. Page 32.

Photo of Ganesh Chaturthi in Goa
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning Ganesh photos and Ganesh Chaturthi pictures in this gallery. Page 27.

Photo of Ganesh Chaturthi in Pushkar
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning Ganesh photos and Ganesh Chaturthi pictures in this gallery. Page 26.

Photo of Ganesh Chaturthi in Trivandrum
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning Ganesh photos and Ganesh Chaturthi pictures in this gallery. Page 25.

Ganesh Immersion Photo
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning Ganesh photos and Ganesh Chaturthi pictures in this gallery. Page 28.

Carrying Lord Ganesh for Immersion Picture
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 20.

Photo: Dancing in the Street for the Ganesh Festival
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 2.

Photo: Delivering a Statue of Lord Ganesh for the Festival
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery.

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Photo Gallery
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. Check out photos of the festival here. Page 23.

Photo of Decorated Ganesh Festival Pandal
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 7.

Ganesh Festival Pandal Photo
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 6.

Ganesh Procession Photo
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. Check out photos of the festival here. Page 24.

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Idol Photo
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 3.

Ganesh Festival Idol Picture
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 17.

Beautiful Ganesh Photo During Ganesh Chaturthi
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 9.

Picture of Colorful Decorated Ganesh Idol
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 16.

Ganesh Statue Picture
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 18.

Photo of Ganesh Festival Idol
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 4.

Ganesh Photo - Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Photo Gallery
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 5.

Photo of Ganesh Idol with Offerings
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 8.

Ganesh Idol and Pandal Picture
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 11.

Ganesh Chaturthi Pandal Picture
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 10.

Picture of Lord Ganesh Idol During Ganesh Chaturthi
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 12.

Ganesh Statue Picture Riding on Nandi
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 13.

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Idol Picture
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 15.

Lord Ganesh in Truck Photo
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning festival photos in this Ganesh photo gallery. Page 21.

Praying to Lord Ganesh Picture
Held in August/September each year, depending on the cycle of the moon, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. Check out stunning Lord Ganesh photos here. Page 14.

Ganesh Festival Chaturthi Photo Gallery: Ganesh Pictures
Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning Ganesh photos and Ganesh Chaturthi pictures in this gallery.

Ganesh Festival Chaturthi Photo Gallery: Ganesh Pictures
Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. See stunning Ganesh photos and Ganesh Chaturthi pictures in this gallery.

Mumbai Boat Hire: How and Where to Charter a Yacht
If you want to see Mumbai from a different perspective, one of the most memorable things you can do is go on a Mumbai boat trip.

India Auto Rickshaw Challenge: Interview with Support Crew
Find out the inside story about the medical and mechanical problems that Rickshaw Challenge participants have to deal with, and how to best prevent them.

Options for Gay India Travel: Gay Travel Agencies
The gay travel market is growing in India and number of gay-owned travel agencies have opened up to meet the needs of gay and lesbian tourists who want to experience India.

12 Tips to Help Avoid India Culture Shock
If you're coming to India for the first time, you're probably feeling a bit apprehensive, not knowing what to expect. Here's some information to help you avoid suffering too much India culture shock when you arrive.

The Golden Chariot Train: What You Need to Know
The Golden Chariot train is one of the newer additions to the luxury trains that operate in India. It started running in early 2008 and focuses on south India.

India Shopping Destinations: Where to Shop Til You Drop
It's hard to resist shopping in India as there are so many beautiful handicrafts and so much variety. Here are the best places to shop 'til you drop!

Review of Tiger Hill Resort Nasik (now ihop Sanjivani Resort)
Tiger Hill Resort is India's first wine resort. It's the creation of Chateau Indage Vineyards, which also owns Tiger Hill Vineyards. Thinking of staying at the resort? Read my review of Tiger Hill Resort here.

Mumbai Goa Bus Tickets: Where to Best Book Online
Wondering where you can make an online bus ticket booking from Mumbai to Goa? Here are the most popular websites.

Blue Frog Mumbai Review (Pros and Cons)
The acoustically designed Blue Frog gives new meaning to live music, with acts that cut across all genres. It's without a doubt Mumbai's best live music venue. However, with popularity comes crowds and a long wait to get drinks at the bar.

5 Star Hotels in Bangalore: Your Best Options
There's no shortage of 5 star hotels in Bangalore, and they're among India's finest too. Here are five of the best places to have a luxurious stay.

Nagarhole National Park India Essential Travel Guide
India's Nagarhole National Park offers the opportunity to see elephants close up in their natural habitat, and it's not unusual to see herds of elephants on the river bank.

10 Places Find Amazing Caves in India
History, spirituality, meditation, and adventure. Yes, there are caves in India where you can experience it all. Here are 10 places where to find them.

Grand Mumbai Tours: Market Tour Review
Grand Mumbai's market tour takes the hassle out of trying to find your way around the most famous (and crowded) markets in Mumbai.

8 Best Hotels in Jaisalmer with Fort Views
These top Jaisalmer hotels with magical Fort views are recommended alternatives for staying outside the Fort, which is rapidly deteriorating.

Review of Enjoying India: Women’s Safety by J D Viharini
Women's Safety in India has become a huge topic of discussion and concern, particularly amongst foreign female travelers visiting the country. This book is an informative and invaluable resource that all women coming to India should read.

Kerala Onam Pictures - Kerala Onam Photos - Pookalam
Onam is the biggest festival of the year in India's southern state of Kerala. Much of Kerala's culture is showcased during Onam festivities. These Kerala Onam pictures reveal the color and splendor of the celebrations. Page 7.

Kerala Onam Pictures - Onam Photos - Onam Drummers
Onam is the biggest festival of the year in India's southern state of Kerala. Much of Kerala's culture is showcased during Onam festivities. These Kerala Onam pictures reveal the color and splendor of the celebrations. Page 2.

Kerala Onam Pictures - Onam Photos - Pookalam Contest
Onam is the biggest festival of the year in India's southern state of Kerala. Much of Kerala's culture is showcased during Onam festivities. These Kerala Onam pictures reveal the color and splendor of the celebrations. Page 8.

Kerala Onam Pictures - Onam Photos - Flowers
Onam is the biggest festival of the year in India's southern state of Kerala. Much of Kerala's culture is showcased during Onam festivities. These Kerala Onam pictures reveal the color and splendor of the celebrations. Page 3.

Kerala Onam Pictures - Onam Photos - Onam Pookalam
Onam is the biggest festival of the year in India's southern state of Kerala. Much of Kerala's culture is showcased during Onam festivities. These Kerala Onam pictures reveal the color and splendor of the celebrations. Page 5.

Kerala Onam Pictures - Kerala Onam Photos - Pookalam
Onam is the biggest festival of the year in India's southern state of Kerala. Much of Kerala's culture is showcased during Onam festivities. These Kerala Onam pictures reveal the color and splendor of the celebrations. Page 4.

Kerala Onam Pictures - Kerala Onam Photos - Pulikalli
Onam is the biggest festival of the year in India's southern state of Kerala. Much of Kerala's culture is showcased during Onam festivities. These Kerala Onam pictures reveal the color and splendor of the celebrations. Page 11.

Kerala Onam Pictures - Onam Photos - Onam Lamp
Onam is the biggest festival of the year in India's southern state of Kerala. Much of Kerala's culture is showcased during Onam festivities. These Kerala Onam pictures reveal the color and splendor of the celebrations. Page 6.

Kerala Onam Pictures - Kerala Onam Photos- Onasadya
Onam is the biggest festival of the year in India's southern state of Kerala. Much of Kerala's culture is showcased during Onam festivities. These Kerala Onam pictures reveal the color and splendor of the celebrations. Page 10.

Kerala Onam Pictures - Kerala Onam Photos - Snake Boat Race
Onam is the biggest festival of the year in India's southern state of Kerala. Much of Kerala's culture is showcased during Onam festivities. These Kerala Onam pictures reveal the color and splendor of the celebrations. Page 12.

Kerala Onam Pictures - Kerala Onam Photos - Onam Thiruvathira
Onam is the biggest festival of the year in India's southern state of Kerala. Much of Kerala's culture is showcased during Onam festivities. These Kerala Onam pictures reveal the color and splendor of the celebrations. Page 9.

Kerala Onam Pictures - Onam Photos - Thripunithura Athachamayam
Onam is the biggest festival of the year in India's southern state of Kerala. Much of Kerala's culture is showcased during Onam festivities. These Kerala Onam pictures reveal the color and splendor of the celebrations.

10 Themed India Tours to Learn About Indian Handicrafts
There are many different handicraft tours available in India, ranging from short half day tours to extended tours with a specific focus on handicrafts.

Where to See Mumbai Ganesh Idols Being Made
The colorful Mumbai Ganesh idols, which are displayed all over the city during the annual Ganesh Chaturthi festival, are an awe-inspiring sight. Here's where to see the statues being crafted.

Essential Guide to Backpacker Hostels in India
Planning on backpacking in India? Here are the current options for staying at quality backpacker hostels in India.

5 of the Best Juhu Beach Hotels on the Oceanfront
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, staying at one of the hotels in Juhu Beach is the perfect solution. These top 5 Juhu hotels are the pick of the bunch for a relaxing beachside vacation.

Top 6 Mumbai Ganesh Festival Hotels
Planning on attending the Ganesh festival in Mumbai? Stay at one of these hotels close to the action.

8 Quirkiest Festivals in India: Jaisalmer Desert Festival
The exuberant Jaisalmer desert festival is a wonderful opportunity to experience the sandstone city of Jaisalmer and surroundings at their magical best. Enjoy a host of weird and wacky activities such as a parade of camels and fancily dressed locals, camel races and polo matches, turban tying competitions, and competition for the finest facial hair.

8 Quirkiest Festivals in India: Pushkar Camel Fair
Every year in October/November an astonishing 50,000 camels converge on the small holy town of Pushkar, in the Rajasthan desert, for the Pushkar Camel Fair.

8 Quirkiest Festivals in India: Govinda Krishna Janmashtami
Also known as Govinda, Krishna Janmashtami commemorates the birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The highlight of the festival involves young males forming a human pyramid and climbing on top of each other to reach a pot of curd.

8 Quirkiest Festivals in India: Kila Raipur Rural Olympics
The Kila Raipur Rural Olympics is a rural sports festival that's grown over six decades, to become a sports bonanza that attracts competitors from around the globe. The adrenaline-pumping bullock cart race is the main attraction.

8 Quirkiest Festivals in India: Nag Panchami
Nag Panchami, the festival of snakes, isn't for the feint of heart! This festival is all about the worship of snakes, which are especially dug out and gathered for the occasion. The festival is mostly held in rural areas, particularly Battis Shirala village, Maharastra.

8 Quirkiest Festivals in India: Karni Mata Festival
The famous 600 year-old Karni Mata temple, near Bikaner in Rajasthan, is home to thousands of rats. Twice a year the Karni Mata festival is held to worship Goddess Durga and her incarnations.

8 Quirkiest Festivals in India: Hemis Festival
The two day Hemis Festival commemorates the birth of Guru Padmasambhava, who founded Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. The highlight of the Hemis Festival is the Masked Dance, performed by the lamas, that illustrates good prevailing over the evil. The performers wear elaborate and bizarre costumes and brightly painted masks.

7 Popular Ashrams in India
What's on offer for spiritual seekers in India? This guide to popular ashrams in India will give you some ideas.

12 Places to Take Cooking Classes in India
Wondering where to take cooking classes in India, or go on an extended culinary holiday? These places are all recommended.

11 Reasons to Visit India
India is a unique travel destination that's growing in popularity all the time. Thinking of visiting India? Here are 11 reasons why you should.

India Tourism: 15 Top Things to Do in India
Planning a vacation in India? This guide rounds up 15 varied things to do in India to give you some idea of what's possible.

India Tourism: 15 Top Things to Do in India
Planning a vacation in India? This guide rounds up 15 varied things to do in India to give you some idea of what's possible.

Top 5 Places to Take a Tribal India Tour
Here are five of the best places to tour tribal India, and get an unforgettable insight into their existence.

Mahabalipuram (Mammallapuram) Beach Travel Guide
Mahabalipuram beach (or Mamallapuram as it's also called), around one hour south of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, is the pick of the beaches on India's east coast.

Top 6 Budget Hotels in Mumbai with Central Locations
Here are six of the best budget hotels in Mumbai, that are centrally located near the city's tourist attractions, to help make your stay affordable.

Essential Guide to Domestic Airlines in India
There has been a huge increase in the number of domestic airlines in India in recent years. This guide will help you find out what to expect from each one.

10 Inexpensive India Volunteer Opportunities
There's no shortage of India volunteer opportunities, but many involve agencies that require volunteers to pay high fees for the experience. The following diverse opportunities for volunteering in India are either free, or there's minimal cost involved.

Mumbai to Tarkarli: Motorcyle Road Trip via SH4 Coastal Route
Mumbai to Tarkarli beach, in southern Maharashtra, by motorcycle via State Highway 4 (SH4) is an epic road trip with unforgettable scenery. It's definitely all about the journey, not the destination!

Motorcycle Road Trip Via SH4, Day 3: Harnai to Ganpatipule
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Motorcycle Road Trip Via SH4, Day 1: Mumbai to Murud-Janjira
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Motorcycle Road Trip Via SH4, Day 2: Murud-Janjira to Harnai
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Motorcycle Road Trip Via SH4, Day 4: Ganpatipule to Tarkarli
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Return Trip via NH17: Tarkarli to Devruk
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Return Trip via NH17: Devruk to Kolad
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Delhi Transport Guide
Transport in Delhi has undergone significant development in recent years to become the best in India. Here are some tips for travel on it, including Delhi airport transport.

6 Inspiring Artist Hotels in India
India, with its wealth of arts and culture, is a fabulous place to engage in creativity. These 6 accommodations and hotels in India with a focus on artists will give you some inspiration.

New Direct Train from Mumbai to Shirdi
Here's some good news for devotees planning a pilgrimage to Shirdi to visit the temple of Sai Baba,

Karnataka Forest Guest Houses Closed for Toursits
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St Patrick's Day in India: Celebrate at These Irish Pubs
The whole world celebrates Saint Patrick's Day. And yes, even in India! If you want to get into the Saint Patrick's Day spirit and enjoy the craic (fun), head to one of these Irish Pubs in India.

Tree of Life for Animals: Helping Stray Street Dogs in India
There are so many stray dogs that roam the streets in India, and sadly they're often neglected and mistreated. Tree of Life for Animals, an animal shelter in Pushkar, is dedicated to helping them.

2013 Maha Kumbh Mela Allahabad Travel Tips
Planning on going to the 2013 Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. Read these travel tips first!

5 Top 2013 Mumbai Holi Parties
If you’re in Mumbai, check out these five Holi parties that will be happening at various locations across the city.

India Nepal Sunauli Border Crossing Tips
The Sunauli border is the most popular entry point from India to Nepal, and vice-versa, when traveling overland. It's recommended that you make the Sunauli border crossing as quickly as possible, as it's an awful place. Here are some tips for doing so.

Top 10 Best Spas in India
India has become a hot destination for spa lovers. You'll find everything from exotic destination spas in the mountains, to luxurious resort spas at the beach. Enjoy these 10 best spas in India.

5 Memorable India Motorcycle Tour Destinations
India motorcycle tours are growing in popularity. Initially, most were led by foreign organizers. However, in recent years, numerous Indian companies have formed and started running these tours as well. Discover five of the best ones in this article.

12 Cheap Hostels, Guest Houses and Budget Hotels in Jodhpur
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Top 5 Places for Destination Weddings in India
Two of the most popular locations for destination weddings in India are authentic palaces and beaches. Here are some of the best venues.

Kerala Alleppey Houseboat Hire Essential Guide
Hiring a traditional Kerala houseboat and exploring the backwaters is a quintessential Kerala experience. Here's what you need to know about it.

7 Top Sundarban Tour Operators and Packages
There are many Sundarban tour operators that offer different types of package tours to the Sundarbans National Park. Here's the pick of what's available.

Baga Beach Goa Essential Travel Guide
For sure, Baga Beach in north Goa may be touristy and busy but for those who like action, it's one of the most happening beaches on the coast. You'll find everything from water sports to fine dining restaurants there, along with a pulsating nightlife.

Top 5 Sundarbans Hotels and Resorts
There are various different types of Sundarbans hotels and resorts to choose from, depending on your budget and what kind of experience you want to have.

Tarkarli Beach Maharashtra Essential Travel Guide
Tarkarli beach is long and pristine, and the area is reminiscent of Goa decades ago before development set in. Its narrow, palm-fringed roads are lined with village home stays and guesthouses.

Hampi India: Essential Travel Guide
Hampi India is renowned for its captivating ruins, intriguingly intermingled with large boulders that rear up all over the landscape.

2 Popular Orissa Handicraft Villages: Raghurajpur and Pipli
Orissa (Odisha) is a state that's renowned for its Indian handicrafts. Learn about two villages to visit where the residents are all artisans and what you can buy there.

11 Top Bicycle Tours in India for all Fitness Levels
Bicycle tours in India are becoming increasingly popular as more and more travelers choose to get off the beaten track. Here's the pick of what's available.

5 Best Hotels in Pushkar for the Camel Fair
Heading to the Pushkar Camel Fair and wondering where to stay? These Puskhar hotels are all excellent choices close to the fair grounds.

Khajuraho India Temples Essential Travel Guide
Khajuraho in India has over 20 temples abounding in erotic sculptures. This Khajuraho travel guide will help you plan your trip to these unique temples.

10 Mindblowing Buddhist Monasteries in India
Planning on visiting Buddhist monasteries in India? You'll find hundreds of them in the remote north, some with spectacular settings. This guide reveals 10 of the best ones.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Nashik Maharashtra
A city of contrasts in Maharashtra, Nashik is both a renowned pilgrimage destination and winery region in India. These top places to visit in Nashik reflect the city's diversity.

Puri Jagannath Temple Essential Visitor's Guide
Planning to visit the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha? There are some important things you must know in order to have the best experience.

8 Tantalizing India Tea Shops and Bars
If you love tea, you'll be delighted to visit these India tea shops and bars. Ranging from classic to contemporary, they serve hundreds of varieties of tea from India and around the world. Many of them sell tea too!

10 Magical Munnar Homestays and Hotels
These Munnar hotels and homestays are amongst the best places to stay to enjoy the picturesque natural beauty of one of India's top hill stations.

Varkala Beach India Essential Travel Guide
Varkala Beach, in India's southern state of Kerala, will take your breath away with its stunning cliff setting and views that extend over the Arabian Sea. Here's what you need to know about travel to Varkala.

8 Popular Places to Visit in Gangtok
The popular places to visit in Gangtok incorporate dramatic viewpoints, colorful monasteries, and exotic alpine flowers.

Wildernest Nature Resort Goa Review
Wildernest is a wonderfully serene nature resort, located on the Goa, Maharastra and Karnataka state borders in India. It provides a unique, eco-friendly getaway for both couples and families.

Essential Guide to Ayurvedic Treatment in India
Seeking Ayurvedic treatment in India? This guide tells you what's available and the best places to get it.

10 Top Tourist Places in Madhya Pradesh
These top tourist places in Madhya Pradesh offer ancient abandoned cities, temples, and national parks.

8 Regal Udaipur City Palace Complex Attractions
The Mewar royal family has developed the Udaipur City Palace Complex into an all encompassing tourist destination, focusing on heritage tourism. You can even stay at one of the two luxury palace hotels there.

Nashik Kumbh Mela 2015 Dates and Essential Information
Wondering about the Nashik Kumbh Mela 2015 dates, what they mean, and how to attend the mela? Find out in this article.

5 Fabulous Jaisalmer Tent Hotels and Desert Camps
Planning on venturing out into the Thar desert and staying in a Jaisalmer tent hotel or desert camp? These days, there are numerous options, ranging from basic to ultra luxurious. Check out five of the best ones here.

Jaisalmer Tent Hotels and Desert Camps: Damodra Desert Camp
Damodra Desert Camp is a relatively new and small Jaisalmer desert camp with just 10 tents. Unlike other camps in the Sam Sand Dunes area, it's notably peaceful.

Jaisalmer Tent Hotels and Desert Camps: Prince Desert Camp
Prince Desert Camp is a larger Jaisalmer tent camp, with 40 tents. It's also one of the more luxurious camps, with ambient interiors and bathrooms in the suite tents that are a step up from the rest

Jaisalmer Tent Hotels and Desert Camps: The Serai
If you have cash to splash, when it comes to Jaisalmer desert camps, The Serai is the ultimate indulgence. If the thought of tented accommodations don't sound luxurious, you'll be in for a huge surprise at The Serai.

Jaisalmer Tent Hotels and Desert Camps: Ratnawali Camps
Ratnawali Camps is a branch of Hotel Ratnawali in Jodhpur. There are 20 luxury tents at this very well managed Jaisalmer tent camp. The main advantage of staying at Ratnawali Camps is its close proximity to the Sam Sand Dunes and sunset point.

Jaisalmer Tent Hotels and Desert Camps: Pabu Ki Dhani Eco Farm
If you're looking for a really authentic desert experience of Indian rural life, you can't pass up staying at Pabu Ki Dhani Jaisalmer.

Bhutan Festivals and Weather: Best Time to Visit Bhutan
Wondering when is the best time to visit Bhutan? This guide will help you plan your trip based on the weather and festivals there.

Bhutan Photos: Weaver in Bumthang
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Bhutan Photos: Tsechu Festival
The isolated Kingdom of Bhutan is rich in unspoiled natural beauty. See it for yourself in these Bhutan photos. Page 6.

Bhutan Photos - Photos of Bhutan Dochula Pass
The isolated Kingdom of Bhutan is rich in unspoiled natural beauty. See it for yourself in these Bhutan photos. Page 3.

Bhutan Photos - Photos of Bhutan Punakha Dzong
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Bhutan Photos: Buddha in Thimpu
The isolated Kingdom of Bhutan is rich in unspoiled natural beauty. See it for yourself in these Bhutan photos. Page 5.

Bhutan Photos: Taktsang Monastery
The isolated Kingdom of Bhutan is rich in unspoiled natural beauty. See it for yourself in these Bhutan photos.

Bhutan Photos - Photos of Bhutan Thimphu Memorial Chorten
The isolated Kingdom of Bhutan is rich in unspoiled natural beauty. See it for yourself in these Bhutan photos. Page 4.

Bhutan Photos: Trongsa Dzong
The isolated Kingdom of Bhutan is rich in unspoiled natural beauty. See it for yourself in these Bhutan photos. Page 7.

Udaipur City Palace Museum Badi Chitrashali Chowk
Badi Chatrasali lies between the courtyards of Badi Mahal and Mor Chowk, in the Udaipur City Palace Museum. It's a particularly memorable part of the palace because of its spectacular views.

Udaipur City Palace Museum Photo Tour and Guide
The City Palace Museum in Udaipur is the jewel in the crown of the Udaipur City Palace Complex. It is here that you can immerse yourself in the history of the Maharanas of Mewar, and really get a feel for royal culture and how royalty lived.

Udaipur City Palace Museum Toran Pol
As you exit the Updaipur City Palace Museum you'll pass though Toran Pol, a gateway which leads from Moti Chowk (where the main entrance to the Zenana Mahal is located) into Manek Chowk.

Udaipur City Palace Museum Entrance
The City Palace Museum in Udaipur is the jewel in the crown of the Udaipur City Palace Complex. It is here that you can immerse yourself in the history of the Maharanas of Mewar, and really get a feel for royal culture and how royalty lived.

Udaipur City Palace Museum Manek Chowk
The most recognizable feature of the Udaipur City Palace Museum is perhaps Manek Chowk. This huge grassy courtyard fronts the main entrance to the Museum.

Udaipur City Palace Museum Ganesh Deodhi
After walking up the steps and through the entrance to the Udaipur City Palace Museum, the Assembly Hall opens to Ganesh Chowk.

Udaipur City Palace Museum Pratap Gallery
Inside the Rajya Angan (royal courtyard) or of the Udaipur City Palace Complex is a gallery devoted to the legendary warrior Maharana Pratap and his horse Chetak.

Udaipur City Palace Museum Badi Mahal
Badi Mahal, known as the Garden Palace, is the highest point in the Udaipur City Palace Museum. What makes Badi Mahal unique is its location. Despite being the highest point in the palace, it is actually at ground level. This has enabled plant life to flourish there.

Udaipur City Palace Museum Chowmukha
An impressive part of the Zenana Mahal (Queen's Palace) is an open pavilion called Chowmukha. The Queen used to hold audiences here, with other royal ladies and ladies-in-waiting of the royal court, during special occasions and festivals.

Udaipur City Palace Museum Mor Chowk
The ornate Mor Chowk (Peacock Chowk) is often referred to as the most spectacular courtyard of the Udaipur City Palace Museum. Five peacocks decorate the courtyard, which is also covered with beautiful glass inlay work.

Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel Udaipur Review and Photo Tour
The Shiv Niwas Palace hotel is one of two authentic palace hotels in the Udaipur City Palace Complex. This visual tour shows why a stay at the Shiv Niwas Palace is so special.

Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel Udaipur Setting
Located at the southern end of the City Palace Complex, the Shiv Niwas Palace doesn't have the same enviable view of the Lake Palace hotel that the other City Palace hotel, Fateh Prakash, does. Yet, the Lake Palace can still be seen from the balconies of many of the terrace suites at the Shiv Niwas Palace hotel.

Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel Udaipur Restaurants
The Shiv Niwas Palace hotel in Udaipur offers the choice of two restaurants and a bar on the premises. Without a doubt, the most romantic place to dine is the Pool Deck. Find out more here.

Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel Udaipur Architecture
The appeal of the Shiv Niwas Palace hotel in Udaipur is in its graceful and elegant design. It exudes regal charm.

Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel Udaipur Accommodations
The Shiv Niwas Palace hotel in Udaipur offers both rooms, and suites with views over the lake or the city of Udaipur. Very attractive discounts of more than 50% are possible during the summer. Find out more here.

Panghat Spa and Salon
The Shiv Niwas Palace hotel has a luxury spa with three therapy rooms, dedicated to Ayurvedic, aromatherapy and Swedish massages.

Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel Udaipur Accommodations
How much you'll enjoy your stay at the Fateh Prakash Palace hotel in Udaipur greatly depends on what room you get. So, do keep your requirements in mind when choosing. Here's what to keep in mind.

Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel Udaipur Review and Photo Tour
The Fateh Prakash Palace hotel is the smaller of the two authentic palace hotels in the Udaipur City Palace Complex. It houses an invaluable collection of royal artifacts and portraits. Take this visual tour of the Fateh Prakash Palace hotel to discover some of its treasures.

Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel Setting
The Fateh Prakash Palace hotel's location at the northern end of the City Palace Complex affords an unrivaled view of the Lake Palace hotel and Lake Pichola.

Restaurants and Sunset Terrace
As the sun sinks down behind the mountains, the open air Sunset Terrace at the Fateh Prakash Palace hotel becomes the heart of the City Palace Complex. People flock there to have a drink, and watch Lake Pichola and the Lake Palace hotel be bathed in colorful hues.

Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel Udaipur Durbar Hall
The focal point of the Fateh Prakash Palace hotel is the imposing Durbar Hall. Built in 1909, the foundation stone was laid by the Viceroy of India, Lord Minto. As soon as you enter Durbar Hall, it's impossible for your attention not to fall on the seven crystal chandeliers suspended from its ceiling.

Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel Udaipur Crystal Gallery
The Crystal Gallery, at the Fateh Prakash Palace hotel in Udaipur, is probably the largest private collection of crystal in the world. It certainly is extensive.

Periyar National Park Kerala Essential Travel Guide
Periyar National Park, in India's southern state of Kerala, is one of the few parks to remain open during the monsoon. Boat safaris, elephant rides, nature walks and trekking are possible.

15 Top Attractions and Things to Do in Kerala
The unique variety of attractions in Kerala ensures that this tropical south Indian state is high on the list of people's places to see in India. Don't miss these top Kerala attractions and things to do.

15 Top Attractions and Things to Do in Kerala
The unique variety of attractions in Kerala ensures that this tropical south Indian state is high on the list of people's places to see in India. Don't miss these top Kerala attractions and things to do.

North East India Tourism: What to Know Before You Go
Travel in north east India can be draining. If you're considering a trip, there are a few things that you need to know before you go.

Pichavaram Mangrove Forest in India Travel Guide
Planning on visiting Pichavaram mangrove forest in Tamil Nadu, India? Find out what you need to know before you go in this article.

10 Kochi Attractions and Places to Visit
Traveling to Kerala? Don't miss these top 10 Kochi attractions and places to visit. Most of them are located in atmospheric and historic Fort Kochi.

14 Top Wildlife and Jungle Lodges in India
These superb jungle lodges in India will provide you with an unforgettable wildlife experience.

14 Top Wildlife and Jungle Lodges in India
These superb jungle lodges in India will provide you with an unforgettable wildlife experience.

Puri Rath Yatra Photo Essay: Care to Devotees
Many organizations and local bodies offer free meals to the devotees, distribute packets of drinking water, sprinkle water on the parched tourists, sponsor ambulances and provide first aid.

Puri Rath Yatra Photo Essay: Music and Dancing
Entertaining the Lord is a popular offering.

Puri Rath Yatra Photo Essay: Pilgrims Asleep on the Beach
Not everyone has the means to pay for lodging. Hence, the beach becomes their shelter. Groups of families, stake claim on the beach, demarcating their territory with bags and set up a temporary household.

Puri Rath Yatra Photo Essay: Shaving of Devotees Heads
Every devotee carries with them an unique offering for the Lord.

Puri Rath Yatra Photo Essay: Offerings to the Lord
The usual offering is in the form of bhog (enjoyment/delight) to the Lord, which can be in kind or in money.

Puri Rath Yatra Festival Photo Essay
Rath Yatra is an iconic festival of Puri, Orissa (Odisha). Sreemati Sen takes us there in this fascinating photo essay.

Puri Rath Yatra Photo Essay: Theatrical Performances
Many devotees come in groups, wherein each member displays his skill as an offering to the Lord.

Puri Rath Yatra Photo Essay: Sand Sculpture
Artists and students of art colleges carve out gods and goddesses from the sand on the beach, out of devotion to the Lord.

Puri Rath Yatra Photo Essay: Chariots
Devotees across the world believe that touching the ropes that pull the ratha (chariot) and gaining a darshan (viewing) of the Lord atop the chariot, washes away all sins and facilitates the soul to transcend.

Puri Rath Yatra Photo Essay: Pilgrims Arriving
People come from far and wide to witness the Puri Rath Yatra festival. Most of them trudge miles to reach the destination carrying bags on their heads.

Puri Rath Yatra Photo Essay: Pilgrims Buying Fish
The pilgrims buy fish from the local fishermen, get them fried at the local stalls, cook rice on small ovens and arrange their meals.

Puri Rath Yatra Photo Essay: Pilgrims on the Beach
The beach is a medley of colors and activities, during the Rath Yatra festival.

Puri Rath Yatra Photo Essay: Sadhus on the Beach
Big clusters of sadhus (Hindu holy men) belonging to various sects and religious orders also make the beach their haven.

Puri Rath Yatra Photo Essay: Devotional Offerings
Walking miles, instead of taking the train or the bus, is deemed another kind of offering to the Lord.

Shimla Off the Beaten Track: A Royal Homestay at Dhami House
A visit to Dhami House, near Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, is a terrific opportunity to get off the beaten track, and enjoy history and nature at the home of the former ruler of the region.

8 Top Orissa Attractions and Tourist Places to Visit
Visiting Orissa? Don't miss these eight popular tourist places in Orissa. Travel in Orissa is predominantly rural and

Sunnymead Food
It's not exaggerating to say that the food at Sunnymead is on par with that of a fine dining restaurant.

Sunnymead Accommodations
Sunnymead has two floors, with the guest accommodations occupying the whole of the top floor.

Sunnymead Shimla Bed and Breakfast: A Gastronomic Experience
At Sunnymead, you don't just get a bed, you're welcomed into an exquisite Colonial-style ancestral property with rambling English cottage garden. And you don't just get breakfast, you're given an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

Historic Kotgarh
Best known for its apple production, Kotgarh actually has an interesting history that stretches back to the time of Gurkha rule in the early 19th century.

Seetalvan Orchard Accommodations
The accommodations at Seetalvan Orchard successfully blend rustic with contemporary. There are seven guest rooms, spread over two wings.

Seetalvan Orchard Homestay Review: Superlative Views in Kotgarh
Serene and secluded 6,500 feet above sea level in the Himalayas, Seetalvan Orchard attracts peace-seekers who want to unwind in solitude away from India's frenetic cities.

Seetalvan Orchard Facilities
The bright and ambient common room is another thoughtfully designed aspect of Seetalvan Orchard. It sits above the dining room, and has both an indoor and outdoor space.

Banjara Orchard Retreat Accommodations
Banjara Orchard Retreat isn't a large property. All up, guest accommodations consist of eight rooms and suites, and two log cabins.

Banjara Orchard Retreat: Explore Apple Country near Shimla
Banjara Orchard Retreat occupies a commanding position in Thanedhar, in the heart of apple country, just over two hours drive northeast of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh.

Banjara Orchard Retreat Saroga Forest Walk
The two hour Saroga forest walk is one of the most popular walks offered at Banjara Orchard Retreat, and understandably so.

Banjara Orchard Retreat Fruit and Village Walk
The fruit and village walk is an easy 45 minute walk through the orchards below Banjara Orchard Retreat.

Review of India on My Platter by Saransh Goila
Chef Saransh Goila undertakes an epic 20,000 kilometer, 100 day, road trip across India to explore the country's vast local cuisines.

Spiritual India: 6 Top Destinations You Shouldn't Miss
Spiritual India, rich in holy places, traditions and rituals, offers much for those seeking knowledge and awareness. Visit these popular sacred destinations to maximize your spiritual experience in India.

Interview with Female Ladakh Trekking Guide Thinlas Chorol
Thinlas Chorol is the first trained female Ladakhi trekking guide. In this interview, Thinlas shares with us her motivation, as well as the most popular trekking experiences for visitors to Ladakh.

6 Must-See Meghalaya Tourist Places
Meghalaya tourist places feature an abundance of natural attractions, perfect for people who love to explore the great outdoors. The state is famous for being the wettest place on earth, making it a popular monsoon travel destination for rain lovers.

Big Bazaar India Review: What You Should Know
The Big Bazaar is a popular place to find inexpensive household items, clothes, and food all under one roof. However, there are a few things to be aware of.

Luxury Tented Camps: 10 Places to Go Glamping in India
Want to go glamping (luxury camping) in India? There are luxury tented camps all over the country. Here are 10 of the best places to find them!

India Monsoon Season Packing List
The monsoon season can make traveling more difficult in India. However there's much you can do to stay comfortable, and enjoy yourself during the rain. Here's a suggested monsoon packing list for India.

Review of Leap & Hop India, Rajasthan Kid's Travel Book
Leap & Hop India, Rajasthan is an interactive and comprehensive 100 page children's travel book that's both educational and entertaining.

Information About Permits for North East India
Wondering about North East India permit requirements for your trip? Here's what you need to know about each permit and where best to get them.

Guide to North East India States and Places to Visit
The North East of India is made up of seven separate states, and is the most tribal region of India. Find out about what to see and do there in this guide to north east India states.

Dzongri Trek Photos - Buddhist Flags at Yuksom
The trek to Dzongri peak is a classic Sikkim trekking opportunity. It starts at Yuksom and passes through the dense tropical forest of Kachenjunga National Park. These Dzongri peak trek photos show the stunning natural beauty of this area. Page 4.

Dzongri Trek Photos - Food for the Dzongri Trek
The trek to Dzongri peak is a classic Sikkim trekking opportunity. It starts at Yuksom and passes through the dense tropical forest of Kachenjunga National Park. These Dzongri peak trek photos show the stunning natural beauty of this area.

Dzongri Trek Photos - Dzongri Peak in Sikkim
The trek to Dzongri peak is a classic Sikkim trekking opportunity. It starts at Yuksom and passes through the dense tropical forest of Kachenjunga National Park. These Dzongri peak trek photos show the stunning natural beauty of this area. Page 20.

Dzongri Trek Photos - Heavy Snow Near Dzongri
The trek to Dzongri peak is a classic Sikkim trekking opportunity. It starts at Yuksom and passes through the dense tropical forest of Kachenjunga National Park. These Dzongri peak trek photos show the stunning natural beauty of this area. Page 18.

Dzongri Trek Photos - Group Photo at Tshoka
The trek to Dzongri peak is a classic Sikkim trekking opportunity. It starts at Yuksom and passes through the dense tropical forest of Kachenjunga National Park. These Dzongri peak trek photos show the stunning natural beauty of this area. Page 12.

Dzongri Trek Photos - Hanging Bridge
The trek to Dzongri peak is a classic Sikkim trekking opportunity. It starts at Yuksom and passes through the dense tropical forest of Kachenjunga National Park. These Dzongri peak trek photos show the stunning natural beauty of this area. Page 6.

Dzongri Trek Photos - Yuksom Dzongri Trek Map
The trek to Dzongri peak is a classic Sikkim trekking opportunity. It starts at Yuksom and passes through the dense tropical forest of Kachenjunga National Park. These Dzongri peak trek photos show the stunning natural beauty of this area. Page 5.

Dzongri Trek Photos - Phetang to Dzongri
The trek to Dzongri peak is a classic Sikkim trekking opportunity. It starts at Yuksom and passes through the dense tropical forest of Kachenjunga National Park. These Dzongri peak trek photos show the stunning natural beauty of this area. Page 17.