India Experiences


India Experiences

  • 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 in... 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. The... 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. To just... 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. Most of the Hindu... 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