• Photographer: Rajasthan Tourism Board

  • The best of Rajasthani food in Jaipur

    A trip to Jaipur (or anywhere in Rajasthan) is not complete without digging into authentic Rajasthani food. Whether you’re craving for dal bati churma, laal maas, kachoris or ghevar Jaipur is foodie’s paradise. If you’re new to this cuisine you…

  • Photographer: CC BY 2.0/Satish Krishnamurthy

  • Unesco World Heritage Sites in India, Part II: Nature

    Kaziranga National Park, Assam: Located 216km northeast of Guwahati, the Kaziranga National Park is home to 1800-odd rhinos (just 200 in 1904), representing more than two-thirds of the world’s total. Jump aboard a jeep or an obliging elephant and venture…

  • Photographer: CC BY 2.0/flickr/Abhijit Kar Gupta

  • Best of Kolkata

    Explore one of India’s oldest cities and enjoy the faded glory of its grandiose colonial-era architecture, its vibrant arts scene, delicious food and friendly people. The chaotic yet civilised West Bengal capital is a wonderful place to wander, dine and soak in local culture. In this extract…

  • Photographer: Mimi Chakrabarti/www.soulpurposetravel.in

  • Photographer: Sukanth Rallapati

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  • Flavours of Sri Lanka

    If you want to get to know Sri Lankan cuisine, you’re in for a treat. With influences from Arab traders, Malay navigators, Portuguese, Dutch and British colonists, and South Indian neighbours, you’ll be captivated by some of the local dishes.…

  • Photographer: Vaibhav Mehta

  • Rajasthan

    That lovin’ feeling There is still the unexpected lurking about in Rajasthan’s southern reaches, with great food, atmospheric forts,  intriguing guides and car-crazy royals – all best seen right  after the monsoon leaves the land lush and verdant What on…

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  • ITALY: David Rocco’s Rice Cake

    Celebrity Italian chef David Rocco, known for producing and hosting the television series David Rocco’s Dolce Vita among others, was in the country recently to explore Indian cuisines. He teamed up with Executive Chef Rajdeep Kapoor of ITC Maratha to…

  • Jambolana Safari Camp, Dudhwa, Uttar Pradesh

    INTO THE WILD GREAT FROM New Delhi, Lucknow GREAT FOR Rhino-spotting GO NOW for spectacular bird life. They said it would be rustic, they said it would be beautiful, they said it had an untamed location like no other. But…

  • Treks and village stays in Kumaon, Uttarakhand

    Trekking through mountains, crossing streams and villages, enjoying a picnic, staying at village homes, not having the mobile signal for hours – these are definitely the highlights of my trip to Uttarakhand. On this trip I ignore the hill stations…

  • Temples Through Music

    Music in South India rose from its temples over 2000 years ago. Its evolution is linked to the hymns and compositions of many saints. Temples served as physical spaces from where the aesthetic quality of this music emanated. Temple Music…

  • Eat like the Japanese

    It’s not just raw fish and sticky rice that Japan has to offer. From hearty broths to buckwheat noodles, the Japanese kitchen is bustling with flavours. Here’s a quick guide to help you decode the menu. Butterfingers cannot be friendly…

  • Top 5 places to eat in Bangalore

    The cultural amalgam of Bangalore is reflected in its variety of delicious food that the city offers. A vast choice of high-end speciality restaurants, friendly cafes and nostalgic outlets make the gastronomic journey through Bangalore truly delightful. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet’s India’s Best Escapes South India we…