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  • Olive Beach

    This enormously popular nightspot originally set up in South Delhi but has since relocated to the white-gravel-strewn grounds of the Hotel Diplomat... More
  • Omkareshwar

    This sacred island in the Narmada River 34 miles upstream from the Ahilya Fort is the site of an important Shiva temple, the Mandhatta Jyotirling, ... More
  • Pallavi Shah

    Indian-born travel agent Pallavi Shah has more than 20 years of experience organizing customized trips to her home country. Founder of Our Personal... More
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

    Best for: Giant Malabar squirrels, (wild) elephants, guar (giant bison), bird lifeLogistics: Located in the Western Ghat mountain range, this pictu... More
  • Phoebe Weinberg

    Insider clout: Weinberg's connections reach far across South Africa. Examples: on Robben Island, she can arrange a meeting with a former ANC offici... More
  • Pratap

    In an industrial-chic gallery, Pratap is the signature line of designer Rajesh Pratap Singh, who favors elegantly restrained silhouettes and update... More
  • Qilasaaz

    This India-based women's collective sells silk scarves embroidered in the centuries-old chikankari style, as well as handbags and kurtas. More
  • Rajghat Krishnamurti Study Centre

  • Ramoji Film City

    The largest moviemaking facility in the world, yet the films and TV shows it cranks out each year are rarely shown outside the state. More
  • Ranganathaswamy Vishnu temple complex

    Take a short walk through the temple city's seven concentric perimeter walls, each traditionally inhabited by a separate caste, and come away with ... More
  • Ranna Gill

    The fashionable Khan Market is an upscale setting for Indian designer Ranna Gill’s contemporary women's clothing store. Her designs blend Indian st... More
  • Ranthambore National Park

    Best for: Tigers, spotted deer, wild boar, jackals, painted storks (300 bird species overall), plus impressive ruins, forts, and temples   Logistic... More
  • Rebecca Mazzaro

    Top tip: Don’t miss the Taunggyi Balloon Festival, in Shan state, when villagers convene on the November full moon to display handmade paper balloo... More
  • Red Fort

    Set at the eastern edge of Shahjahanabad, this sprawling 17th-century fort complex gets its name from the massive red sandstone walls (more than a ... More
  • Reflections

    The lobby bar at the plush JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai may not at first glance seem like a celeb hangout, with its laid-back feel and clean marble and... More

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