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Always wanted a taste of adventure but didn’t know where to begin?

It’s simple – with Lonely Planet Magazine India’s EASY ADVENTURE special!

Get your adrenaline pumping with our August 2015 issue, which takes you whale-watching in NEW ZEALAND, kayaking in the moonlight in GOA, and driving down one of the most magnificent roads in enchanting NORWAY – our list of adventures is fun, memorable and, happily, not all terrifying. With our nifty tips and tricks, the more enterprising can explore temples and volcanoes in JAVA, or learn how to go camping the right way.

Plan quick trips to the glorious and historic Ahilya Fort in MADHYA PRADESH; go on a Franco-Tamil food trail through PUDUCHERRY; hike up hills and visit monasteries in THIMPHU, Bhutan; live it up at some great stays in THEKKADY, Kerala; and watch the rain come down at KAMSHET, Maharashtra.

Our bonus feature takes you to SOUTH KOREA’s Lotus Lantern Festival through a series of captivating photographs.

PLUS: Philadelphia, The USA; and crowd-free Algarve, Portugal