India

Things to do in India

No visit to India would be complete without first going to the Taj Mahal. This beautiful, white domed mausoleum is known as the "crown of palaces" and took 21 years to complete. You can't help but be awestruck when entering this gorgeous edifice. Delhi is nearby the Taj Mahal and has many historic ruins that travelers will want to checkout.

When planning your India travel during the winter months, make a trip to Gangtok when the Khecheopalri Lake is frozen. It is absolutely stunning, with the trees blanketed in thick white snow and the lights shining off the lake. The lake and surrounding land is considered sacred and wish-fulfilling.

Varanasi is another must-see location. It is considered the holy city and people come there to receive water from the Ganges River. Bombay is another city that has a lot of exciting attractions that you won’t want to miss. It is a modern city that is known for business and many business travelers land up there.

The temple, built in 1998, features high-tech robots of Krishna and Arjuna, and the temple's patron.

The posh dance club of the moment for Indian urbanites.

This shop made its name almost a decade ago selling contemporary furnishings; two years ago, Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin vet Mathieu Gugumus-Leguillon arrived to launch the Bungalow—a line of women’s wear.

High-grade, high-priced yellow gold and vintage textiles.

More than 40 years of experience arranging hiking, trekking, rafting, and kayaking excursions, with group or private itineraries. t+l trip pick Alaska: Rafting the Tatshenshini River.

Explore Old Delhi's half-mile-long bazaar. At the street's western end, in the warren of the Khari Baoli spice market, thousands of burlap sacks overflow with gorgeously colored powders.

This, the country’s largest museum, is a vast and stolid colonial edifice full of unheralded oddities and treasures hidden in plain sight.

The fashionable Khan Market is an upscale setting for Indian designer Ranna Gill’s contemporary women's clothing store. Her designs blend Indian styles and bright colors with a western edge.

Best for: Tigers, leopards, nilgai, hog deer, wild boar

 

The former seat of the royal family, built in the 17th century, offers panoramic views of Leh and its surroundings.

Since 1979, the Cambata family have used their deep Indian roots to guide travelers on journeys to the Indian subcontinent. Based in Chicago, Greaves India prepares trekkers to explore bird sanctuaries, spice plantations, and marketplaces, customizing trips based on budgets and wish lists.

The museum is set north and west of the old seaside fort in a part of the city built on a grid, an early example of urban planning in British India. It would be a stretch to attempt a comprehensive account of the treasures at this little-visited attic of