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 […]
In much of India, Diwali, the annual festival of light, is the biggest and most feted holiday of the year. In West Bengal, the most significant festival is Durga Puja, a five-day celebration in honor of the goddess Durga that’s held every autumn. Nowhere is this festival celebrated with more joy and fervor than in […]
From organic curries to Indianized interpretations of international dishes, Bangalore is a superb place to expand your culinary horizons. Here are a few of the city’s most-loved restaurants old and new. Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR) For the past 90 years, the Mavali Tiffin Rooms, or MTR for short, have been serving up South Indian vegetarian […]
Jaipur has tons of converted havelis (palatial city mansions, originally owned by royalty and aristocrats) that have been turned into fantastic—and oftentimes quite affordable—heritage hotels. Here are a few of the finest the Pink City has to offer.
Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is one of India’s most important religious festivals. Held over five days every autumn at the beginning the month of Kartika (the eighth month in the Hindu calendar), this festival celebrates the triumph of light over darkness and is often referred to as the festival of light.