Margot Bigg

Margot Bigg

Margot Bigg is a freelance travel writer and editor specializing in India travel, music, and the arts. Although she’s been writing professionally since college, she began her foray into travel writing in 2008, as a deputy editor at Time Out Magazine in India. She has since authored multiple guidebooks and travel features for publications around the world. She’s the author of Moon Living Abroad in India and Moon Taj Mahal, Delhi & Jaipur, and a co-author of Fodor's Essential India, Fodor's Oregon, and Fodor's Pacific Northwest. Her stories have appeared in publications around the world, including Rolling Stone India, National Geographic Traveller India, Travel + Leisure, Slate, Sunset, Robb Report, Roads & Kingdoms, United Airline’s Hemispheres, VICE, Business Traveller, The Caravan, The Times of India, and The Oregonian. Her story Finding Stegner Country received an honorable mention from Solas Awards and Moon Taj Mahal, Delhi & Jaipur earned a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award Silver Medal in the travel division. Margot loves sharing her passion for travel and writing with others and has led travel writing workshops in India, Costa Rica, and the US. She’s also taught applied journalism at the Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication and has worked as a contributing analyst for travel industry intelligence platform Skift. As a hotel reviewer for TripAdvisor Media’s Oyster.com she’s visited hotels all around the world, from sprawling beachfront resorts in Cyprus to boutique havens in the jungles of Bali. Margot grew up in Portland, Oregon in the US and Farnham, Surrey in the UK and is a British-American dual national. She’s since called Paris, London, Bath, and New Delhi home. She holds a Masters of Arts in Contemporary European Politics, jointly awarded by Sciences Po Paris and the University of Bath and speaks English, French, and Hindi.

Most Recent Works

40 Ultimate Things to Do in India

40 Ultimate Things to Do in India

Visitors to India don’t just see the country—they experience it. From the Taj Mahal to the Ganges River, from Gandhi's home to Ayurveda spas, here's a list of the best things to see and do while you're visiting India.Visitors to India don’t just see the country—they experience it.
40 Ultimate Things to Do in India

40 Ultimate Things to Do in India

Visitors to India don’t just see the country—they experience it. From the Taj Mahal to the Ganges River, from Gandhi's home to Ayurveda spas, here's a list of the best things to see and do while you're visiting India.Visitors to India don’t just see the country—they experience it.