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  • Travels in India and Beyond with Actress Penelope Wilton

    Fodor's recently caught up with actress Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) to talk about her travel passions, which range from the colorful, frenetic streets of India to the bucolic countryside of France's Auvergne.

    Posted by Erica Duecy on May 10, 2012 at 3:43:29 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • On Location in India with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    Wouldn't it be romantic to retire at a luxurious hotel in India? That's the premise that sends seven British strangers packing to Rajasthan in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which debuts in theaters on May 4. Fodor's got a sneak peak from the film's director, John Madden, at the real-life locations behind the kaleidoscopic on-screen world.

    Posted by Erica Duecy on April 30, 2012 at 4:52:00 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • India's Most Spiritual Places from Author of India: A Sacred Geography

    India has long been a land of pilgrimage. Here, the author of India: A Sacred Geography rounds out a list of nine tirthas (or, spiritual power places) essential to any spiritual quest in the country.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on April 10, 2012 at 4:22:27 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Park Hyatt Hyderabad Opens in Southern India

    Park Hyatt opened its second hotel in India last week. Located in Southern India’s sprawling business capital Hyderabad, the new eight-story glass-and-granite hotel features some of the largest guest rooms in the city, luxury apartments for extended stays, and more.

    Posted by Stephanie Johnnidis on April 06, 2012 at 9:36:07 AM EDT in Hotels, News
  • 13 Lessons Learned from Fodorites' 2011 Trip Reports

    Reading trip reports from other travelers can be an invaluable resource for planning your next vacation. They're often great for gathering information on topics such as what to expect when you land, where to find top hotels and the best under-the-radar restaurants, and when to book ahead for must-do activities. Essentially, it's all about the experience of what worked—and perhaps even more importantly, what didn't.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on January 05, 2012 at 2:54:51 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Air India Flight Grounded Almost 9 Hours

    Passengers were stranded on the runway for close to nine hours aboard an Air India flight at Gatwick Airport when heavy morning fog diverted the plane from landing at Heathrow.

    Posted by Rachel Klein on October 17, 2011 at 9:48:21 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • In India, know these tips to show respect at religious monuments.

    Remove your shoes before entering a shrine, even if it appears to be in ruins. Be aware that some temples and mosques are off-limits to travelers who don't practice the faith, or to any women.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on May 01, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • In India, avoid scams and save with prepaid taxi service.

    Use prepaid taxi and rickshaw counters at airports and railway stations in major cities. You tell the clerk your destination and pay in advance. Don't get waylaid by aggressive drivers who try to persuade you to come to them instead of going to the counter: They'll without doubt charge you more than the published rate at the counter.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on February 15, 2011 at 2:00:00 AM EST in Travel Tips
  • India: Watch what you eat

    Don’t eat from street vendors. Stay away from uncooked or cold food and unpasteurized milk and milk products. Avoid raw vegetables and fruit, even those that have been peeled. Raw produce served at luxury hotels is mostly hygienic, but many buffets and salad bars soak produce in an iodine preparation to kill parasites; ask the waiter about this before you indulge. Drink only water that has been bottled or boiled for at least 10 minutes; avoid tap water, ice, fruit juices, or drinks to which water has been added. Buy bottled water from a reputable shop and turn down offers of "filtered" or "aquaguard" water; it may have been filtered to take out particles but not purified to kill parasites.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on November 06, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • India: Be scrupulous about your lodging arrangements

    Secure all room reservations before arrival. Regardless of where you stay, inspect your room before checking in. Avoid leaving unlocked suitcases in your hotel room, and unless your room has a safe, never leave money, traveler’s checks, passports, or jewelry in a hotel room.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on September 10, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips