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There’s a big reward waiting when you decide to slow down—you can finally go on those trips you’ve always dreamed of, without having to worry about a too-small allotment of vacation days. Whether you want to explore never-inhabited corners of the ...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that traveler's diarrhea (T.D.) strikes up to 50 percent of visitors to "high-risk" destinations, including Mexico and India. Those who don't religiously avoid street food, tap water, and ra...
Landing at the wrong airstrip is excusable in the chartless desert of Kenya’s Northern Frontier. After banking steeply around Ol Donyo Sabachi, a sandstone peak where wild elephants roam, Rick the bush pilot drops his Cessna 210 from the dry blue...
If you happen to be in India on your birthday, Pondicherry is the place to spend it. This former stronghold of French India, in the southern coastal state of Tamil Nadu, is now most famous as a site of spiritual pilgrimage. The ashram there, found...
My first morning in India I woke up somewhere else. My wife, Amanda, and I were sleepily carving up a mango; it was just after dawn in the city of Kochi. Like much of the state of Kerala, Kochi (often still called Cochin) is a braid of can...
If upscale Indian food becomes the latest obsession on our shores, it will be thanks to chefs like Suvir Saran. At his New York restaurant Dévi (8 E. 18th St.; 212/691-1300; dinner for two $95 ), he boldly combines regional flavors from across the...
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 samosas at every corner stall. Soon I discovered that the riches weren't just in the sights, but ...
Six Degrees is an appropriate name for an after-hours hideaway in a city where everyone knows everyone. At this boîte in the Leela Kempinski Hotel in Mumbai's smart northern neighborhood of Andheri, socialites and suits play voyeur as they move to...
Beach Bahamas These vibrant island-appropriate finds will make a splash. Rattan clutch with leather detailing by Hollywould, $695. Charm necklace with gardenia-, violet-, and jasmine-infused Daisy solid perfume by Marc Jacobs, $35. Hand-pain...
THE VERY SOUND OF IT WAS INTOXICATING: six days of soul cleansing at a maharajah's palace high in the Himalayas, overlooking the Ganges River and Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga and Ayurvedic medicine. But for what was supposed to be a relaxing ...
See our slideshow of the Best Places to Shop in Delhi. A shopping expedition in Delhi often doubles as an exercise in yogic patience. Riding in the back of a cream-colored Ambassador taxi, you’re likely to be distracted from retail therapy by a m...
I returned this past monday from a trip to Delhi and Bangkok, organized around the debut of the new South Asia edition of Travel + Leisure—it’s our sixth, after Mexico, Russia, Turkey, Australia, and China. Beginning with the magazine’s launch par...
Delhi has been described as an “unlovable city.” That’s nonsense, but one can see how the claim arose. India’s capital, so the canard goes, is a city of migrants and refugees from all corners of India whose ancestries (and loyalties) are elsewher...
The epicenter of Indian contemporary art is in the new galleries of South Mumbai. Bodhi Art (bodhiart.in) represents luminary painter Atul Dodiya. Works ranging from drawings to video are found at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke (galeriems.com...
Ever wanted to sit in the front row at a runway show?Tour operator Remote Lands has launched customizable trips to Fashion Weeks in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Mumbai, and Delhi. Travelers not only get prime seats, they also go backstage, attend VIP parti...