Sikkim

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Sustainability “People want to create spaces that tell their story,” Global Vision Awards jury member David Gensler says. “They want to be direct and inspiring in a complicated world.” These four winners embrace the idea that building and operati...
When San Francisco ad executive John Porter started planning his annual vacation in 2005, he knew he wanted something different. A seasoned traveler, Porter had already stayed in swanky resorts and explored exotic destinations around the globe—all...
The mural in the Tashiding Monastery is of a graceful woman mounted on a yak in a lotus blossom garden. “That is Tara,” explains a monk: a virtuous form of Buddha. “And that?” A fierce figure resembling something out of a Japanese cartoon sits as...
“You like it?” my guide asks as I look out from my roof terrace over Nimoo, a dusty village in far northern India. I nod, only half engaged. I’m too consumed with watching a woman who, like an ant, is climbing a hill in this strange moonscape of s...
See our slideshow of 10 Amazing Indian Safaris. Indian safaris are anything but tame. Elephants, rhinos, reptiles, bears, and wild dogs roam the lush rainforests, while snow leopards make lonely footprints in the Himalayan snow. Of course, the ho...
Kudos to Sophy Roberts for her superb article on Ladakh. I first came to know the region while reading Ancient Futures by Helena Norberg-Hodge, the Swedish-American linguist who put this nook of a place on the map. She wrote about traditional Lada...
Sabratah, LibyaWHAT YOU'RE MISSING: Libya sees tourism as its next growth business. And why not?It has a thousand miles of Mediterranean coastline, as well as hundreds of Greek, Phoenician, and Roman ruins, of which the second-century B.C. amphith...
You want to take a different kind of vacation. You want to be active and learn things that require expert guidance. You want to go on a dinosaur dig in the Southwest, a bicycle trip around the lakes of Kashmir, an art tour of Vienna. You start do...
In December 2001, the Indian government described a terrorist attack on the Parliament in New Delhi as "India's 9/11." In response, nearly a million soldiers were mobilized on either side of India's long border with Pakistan, adding to the 80,000 ...
A friend called, one distant New Year's Day. She was in Rajghat, at the Krishnamurti Foundation and Study Centre in Benares, India, at the very last ghat, or pier, on the Ganges. "You cannot imagine the beauty of this place," she said. "The light,...