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India Features

  • Top Attractions in India

    Despite the plethora of postcards and calendar images, nothing can prepare you for the architectural and awe-inspiring beauty of the Taj Mahal... Read more

  • India Today

    India's independence from British rule in 1947 had huge repercussions throughout the country, which was then divided into India and Pakistan... Read more

  • What's New in India

    As most people probably know by now, back in 2008 a British film with a modest budget of $15 million and a cast of virtually unknown Indian actors... Read more

  • Modern Indian Society

    At once a stable society, comfortably couched in time-worn traditions, and a chaotic crucible of new ideas, modern India is distinguished by... Read more

  • History You Can See

    India's history is marked by periods of cultural and economic exchange and lively empire building. Among the obvious results are the ruins of... Read more

  • Top Experiences in India

    What could be more spectacular than a windswept camel ride in Rajasthan's Thar Desert? The calm of the undulating dunes, the quiet of the landscape... Read more

  • Religions of India

    India may be a secular country constitutionally, but religion has a central and vital place in the daily lives of most of its citizens.... Read more

  • Quintessential India

    Drunk throughout the day, tea (called chai) is strong and formidably sweet: it's brewed with lots of milk and spices like ginger, cinnamon, and... Read more

  • FAQ

    Planning a trip to India can seem like a bigger undertaking than a trip to a more familiar destination, and lots of questions arise. We've addressed... Read more

  • Holidays and Festivals of India

    With silk-garbed deities paraded through the streets, and special foods, dancing, and the ritual gifting of everything from saucepans to Swarovski... Read more

  • India with Kids

    India might not be the typical family destination—there's no getting around the fact that it's dirty, and the unfamiliar can be a bit scary at... Read more

  • India Lodging Primer

    Although Western travelers might expect to get more bang for their buck when it comes to lodgings in India, accommodations and facilities vary... Read more

  • Hindu Gods and Goddesses

    The vast pantheon of Hindu gods and goddesses originates in ancient Hindu mythology but plays an important role in modern life.... Read more

  • Indian Cuisine

    Eating in India is an adventure, from the East-meets-West artistry of tandoori-style foie gras to the tangy jumble of flavors in a street snack... Read more

  • Textiles and Shopping

    Vibrantly colored shawls, necklaces strung together on the spot, copper pitchers and serving bowls... these are a few of our favorite Indian... Read more

  • Indian Dance, Music, and Performing Arts

    The appreciation of beauty, combined with a love of celebration and worship, is evident throughout India, especially in the realm of the performing... Read more

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