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Just to the east of the Arabian Sea, on India’s West Coast, lies the idyllic paradise of Goa, India’s smallest, but richest, state—mainly, due to its... Read More

On an overcast day in a Bangalore neighborhood called Peenya, a scooter puttered up a short mud path and stopped outside a concrete structure marked DR.... Read More

The idli welcomes me into the day like a slightly flattened moon that has landed on my plate. You could rest your cheek on it, but the best thing is to... Read More

We’ve heard countless horror stories about the process of getting an Indian visa (lost passports! slow service!), so imagine the relief when we heard... Read More

Want to go out on a limb for your next vacation—literally?Once the sole province of young boys and Ewoks, treehouses now offer adventurous travelers ... Read More

“Oh, isn’t it wonnnnnnderful! I think he’s going to make a speech!” exclaimed Loulou Van Damme, a spry, sixtysomething hotelier and interior designer of... Read More

Sanskrit for “the science of life,” ayurveda is believed to have been brought to earth by Dhanvantari, the Hindu god of medicine, and was first recorded... Read More

Vikram Chatwal’s earliest travel memory? Fleeing his childhood home in Ethiopia during the 1974 revolution. But that didn’t dampen his love for the road... Read More

Cross-cultural pollination means that both the croissant and the bagel have traveled far from home, and the “continental breakfast” still reigns supreme... Read More

“Rajasthan has fascinating extremes: preciousness and poverty, monumental architecture, and astonishing crafts.” —Angela Missoni, fashion designer ... Read More

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See our slideshow of 10 Amazing Indian Safaris. ... Read More

Breakfast is a highly personal matter, and even more so when you're traveling. Many people go to great lengths to find a breakfast that is first and... Read More

I don't feel any jet lag at all," a woman from Colorado said to her husband while waiting for their bags to be wheeled into the Taj Holiday Village. "It... Read More

Soon after arriving in Lisbon for the first time, I went looking for India. In London, where I now live, India seems very close; it lies scattered in... Read More

When seclusion is paramount, choose one of these new far-flung hideaways. • The most recent addition to Grace Leo-Andrieu's stylish oeuvre is L... Read More

When German fashion stylist Claudia Ajwani and her Bombay-bred husband, Hari, opened Goa's Nilaya Hermitage in the nineties, the New Age hotel glammed... Read More

Long beloved as India's Garden City, Bangalore is suddenly hotter than chicken vindaloo. Having been recently dot-commified into an IT hub (earning it... Read More

My first morning in India I woke up somewhere else. My wife, Amanda, and I were sleepily ... Read More

On my first trip to India seven years ago, I followed the first-timer's tourist trail, wandering through temples, meandering in markets, and sneaking... Read More

We are hurtling south down the east Coast Road from Chennai, going way too fast, on the lam from the so-called Indian Economic Miracle. The first time I... Read More

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