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Current issue: December 2019

Simon Buxton


Lonely Planet Magazine India inspires travellers to sample different cultures first-hand, discover new people, and learn fascinating stories about every place.


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From the TOP 10 COUNTRIES to the NEWEST OPENINGS for the year 2020, this month we have the very best in travel with our Lonely Planet BEST IN TRAVEL 2020 issue! Grab your copy of the December 2019 issue today!

Be it the amazing wildlife in Costa Rica, the beaches of Aruba or the colours of Morocco, pick from our TOP 10 COUNTRIES. The remote mountain kingdom of BHUTAN is a wonderful mystery waiting for you to uncover its many layers. It might be the smallest African nation, but

ESWATINI has big surprises waiting for you. From historic Cairo in Egypt and jolly Galway in Ireland to buzzing La Paz in Bolivia, check out Lonely Planet’s top 10 CITIES for 2020. If The Sound of Music was a part of your childhood, you have to visit SALZBURG, AUSTRIA where the hills are alive with memories. And, if you want to spread your wings, plan your itinerary across an entire region – choose from among our TOP 10 REGIONS. Don’t let a modest budget get in the way of your next holiday, either – take a look at our top 5 BUDGET DESTINATIONS. A lot of new experiences, sights and sites will open up next year. Find out which NEW OPENINGS you absolutely cannot miss. And, finally, take a boozy break and sample some amazing spirits in DISTILLERIES ACROSS THE UK. 

Stumble onto a whole new world of discoveries with our EXPLORE section. Make the most of your weekends with our weekend planners: Explore the lanes of KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, with an unusual tour; or take a trip back in time with the forts around BELGAUM,

KARNATAKA. Discover the secret history of the CHRISTMAS TREE, and find out why you should plan a trip to RAJASTHAN now. Update yourself with the latest news, views and  wonderful ways to discover our planet with MORE REASONS TO GET OUT THERE. 

Our JOURNAL section features stories from the road. Witness scenes on the subway in NEW YORK CITY, THE USA. Enjoy our one-on-one with the mayor of Greater Manchester ANDY BURNHAM, and discover Team LPMI’s travel highlights and low moments across 2019. 

PLUS: We’ve got easy-to-tear-fold-and-carry Mini Guides – discover a different side to  BUDAPEST, HUNGARY after dark; enjoy art, culture and nature in SHILLONG, MEGHALAYA, and experience a confluence of eastern and western civilisations in TUNIS, TUNISIA