Also known as Mamallapuram, Mahabalipuram is a historic beach town around 55 km south of Chennai. This ancient town was once a major port during the Ptolemic era, connecting South India to other Asian port towns. Today it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts thousands of visitors who come to see its numerous ancient temples and rock carvings.
Ayurveda, India’s traditional system of holistic medicine, has been practiced on the subcontinent for thousands of years. Like many “alternative” forms of medicine, the system looks at the body as a whole and interconnected system and medicines and treatments can be both preventative and curative. Considerable influence is placed on diet, lifestyle, and the balance […]
As one of India’s most popular spots for international travelers, Goa has always been a hotspot for shopping. In the tiny state’s more bohemian locales, such as Arambol, crafts from as far north as Kashmir and as far south as Kerala share stall space with hammocks from Thailand, psychedelic fashion from Israel, and djembes that […]
India is a great place to be a kid. Family values are strong and visitors will find that their children are constantly doted on by strangers, and most hotels, restaurants, and other businesses are welcoming and extra accommodating to family travelers. Many mid-range hotels aimed at domestic travelers have playgrounds and even some temples, such […]
For the most part, India is a safe place to visit. While there are certain precautions that visitors should take to ensure a trouble-free trip, many of these could apply anywhere in the world. I’ve spent many years traveling as a solo female traveler in India, and I’m grateful to say that I’ve never experienced […]