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Current Issue: February 2020



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 exploring SWITZERLAND in four ways to witnessing the greatest music festival in NEVADA, we have everything that you should experience this summer. Get ready with Lonely Planet Magazine India’s HOT LIST 2020 issue!

This month, explore SWITZERLAND in four very different and unique ways. Delve into the essence of BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, with the help of local traditions. Take on the waves at surfing spots across INDIA’S LONG COASTLINE. Discover the unusual in BANGKOK, THAILAND. Relish slow travel on a train across the landscapes of SWEDEN. Try everything there is to experience in the FLORIDA KEYS, THE USA. And, finally, witness the magic of the BURNING MAN music festival in the vast NEVADA desert. 

Stumble onto a whole new world of discoveries with our EXPLORE section. Make the most of your weekends with our planners: Eat and drink your way through BANGALORE, KARNATAKA, spot leopards in BERA, RAJASTHAN, and look beyond the temples in MADURAI, TAMIL NADU. Shop till you drop in ISTANBUL, TURKEY. Plan a cultural trip across MARRAKESH in MOROCCO. Try hiking in ARMENIA. 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. We pay tribute to rock-cut art in AURANGABAD, MAHARASHTRA. Browse through a vividly colourful night in BISISTHAL, SWITZERLAND, and other snapshots from you in YOUR PHOTOS. Oliver Smith takes on the road on his FOLDING BIKE, and CANDIDA LOUIS tells us about her memorable bike ride from India to Australia. And finally, check out the stunning entries for our INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE this month. 

PLUS: We’ve got easy-to-tear-fold-and-carry Mini Guides – enjoy the great outdoors in VANCOUVER, CANADA; satiate your soul with the effortless spirituality of VARANASI, UTTAR PRADESH, and grab some pints of happiness in DUBLIN, IRELAND