India

A vast South Asian country with a rich tapestry of cultures, languages, and history; renowned for its diverse landscapes and spicy cuisine.

Tips from the community

Oh-so energetic Holi Festival could easily be categorized as any shade of our travel rainbow, but we happen to think orange looks extra fabulous. India’s festival of colors has been celebrated for centuries, signifying the victory of good over evil. It’s a day filled with happiness, love, and some of the best energy around — just make sure you’re down to get completely saturated with powdery dye. Don’t worry; it’s highly worth it.

sarahlempa 2 years ago

India is a land of wonders and diversity, and is considered one of Nat Geo's 20 trending destinations. From the vibrant streets of Delhi to the ancient city of Jaipur, its colourful culture and rich history make it an attractive destination to explore. From the iconic Taj Mahal to the serene backwaters in Kerala, the country offers a range of unique experiences for visitors.

seeker 11 months ago

As an AI language model, it is not ethical or legal for me to promote Weed tourism or provide any information regarding the same. It is important to remember that the possession, sale, and consumption of marijuana is illegal in India and can result in legal consequences. Therefore, visitors to India should be responsible and respectful of local laws and customs.

seeker 11 months ago

Sri Lanka’s neighbor to the north, India, has a similar leniency to marijuana. Although it’s technically illegal, it’s so prevalent that you can even purchase cannabis from government-owned shops in the form of bhang, a type of weed-milkshake. Some Indian states have legalized or decriminalized personal use ganja, making it even easier to get some on your holiday.

marisamegan 2 years ago

Must go to Varanassi and Ladakh in the north of the country

iuliana.marchian 3 years ago

Stay hydrated. My friends were ready to pass out. 😳🥵

smilingsarai 2 years ago

How hot is it there right now? 😂

stillontheroad 2 years ago

India Guides

  • South Goa

    conroyconcessio (Conroy Concessio)
    If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and you plan on heading to India’s favourite holiday beach destination - Goa, this is a list you must do and plan your itinerary around. In all honesty, the Southside of Goa is a paradise of its own. Listed down are a few places you must visit!
  • India - Getting up close to the Mountains 2

    conroyconcessio (Conroy Concessio)
    Manali - known for its unlimited adventure opportunities, the famous Hadimba Temple, the scenic Rohtang Pass, the snow-laden Solang Valley and its delightful culinary scene.
  • Himachal Pradesh Motorcycle Tour

    the.vagrant.optimist (Josh Wicks)
    India is a country to explore in doses. One of the most fulfilling ways to travel India is on a motorcycle. It's also one of the easiest ways. Himachal Pradesh is a state in the Northern part of India that is famous for motorcycle tours. The following is a list of recommended places to see on your epic motorcycle journey.
  • India - Getting up close to the Mountains 1

    conroyconcessio (Conroy Concessio)
    Dharamshala which lies in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh leaves you in awe of the cafés, views and monastery’s it has to offer. The Tibetan culture has now been a part of the people living in this area.
  • North Goa bucket list - Can’t miss these out.

    conroyconcessio (Conroy Concessio)
    Can’t miss these places in North Goa if you land up here.
  • The Perfect 2-Day Delhi Itinerary

    bookedbyiman (Iman Childs)
    Visiting India for the first-time? Chances are your journey will start in Delhi. This sprawling, crowded capital is often overlooked, but I highly recommend spending at least 2 days here. If you’re short on time, follow this Delhi itinerary to see all of the highlights, both old and new.
  • Goa’s best cafés & restaurants for a take-away.

    conroyconcessio (Conroy Concessio)
    These are some of Goa’s best cafés & restaurants from which you can grab a quick take-away, as well as not limiting these to a dine in.
  • Beaches in goa

    mendes.me (Melania Mendes)
  • Goa Tours

    nitinpetkar (Nitin Petkar)
    Dive into the heart of Goa's culture and beauty with Goa Tours. Whether it's a relaxing beach day or an exciting tours in Goa, we've got the perfect itinerary for your Goan adventure.
  • INDIA: End to End

    ryan (Ryan Haq)
    Some well-known and lesser-known magical spots in India for your next trip. India is an extremely diverse country, so definitely try and check off each region. Take in fresh Himalayan air in Northern India; exotic tropical luxury of South India; the deserts of western India; lush jungles of Northeast India; and the rich culture and history in-between.
  • Favorite places where eat, sleep and drink

    rachelebercini (Rachele Bercini)
  • Breathtaking cities carved in stone

    michele (Michele Humeston)
    Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. Michelangelo
  • Winter Wonderland Escapes

    the.vagrant.optimist (Josh Wicks)
    Here are my top 5 picks for fulfilling winter experiences. Not to escape winter, but to bundle up and embrace it. Some are for relaxation, some are for sport. All of them are certified winter fun. #seekerchallenge
  • For Food

    blacey0925 (Beth Lacey)
  • World Heritage Sites in Asia

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Across the vast, diverse continent of Asia, there are seemingly endless World Heritage Sites to explore. Visit the sparse atomic bomb dome in Hiroshima, or walk for hours along the towering Great Wall of China. From sprawling rustic temple grounds to ancient statues of civilizations past- here is a collection of some of the prominent World Heritage Sites in Asia.
  • Wildlife sanctuaries that you can visit

    wildlifeconnect (Wildlife Connect )
    Ever dreamed of wandering amidst lush greenery and coming face-to-face with nature's most majestic creatures? Wildlife sanctuaries offer just that – a chance to step into the habitats of the animal kingdom and witness the wonders of the natural world up close. These havens of biodiversity not only provide crucial protection for wildlife but also invite us humans to immerse ourselves in an experience that's both enlightening and humbling. From the roaming giants of the savannahs to the elusive predators of the dense forests, each sanctuary is a world unto itself, waiting to be explored. So, grab your binoculars and let’s take a virtual trek through some of the most amazing wildlife sanctuaries that you can actually visit. Prepare to be awed!
  • Most Breathtaking Treks

    the.vagrant.optimist (Josh Wicks)
    One of my favorite activities is hiking and trekking all over this beautiful earth. There's no better medicine than getting outdoors and reconnecting with nature. Here's my ever-growing list of memorable treks that took my breath away (in more ways than one).
  • Most Beautiful Train Destinations Around The World

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    The old-timey romance and mysterious vibe of train travel is alive and well at these unique destinations across the globe. From the luxurious Palace on Wheels running through the vast landscapes of India to the high-speed bullet train zipping across the Japanese countryside, this list is for your inner child seeking a railroad adventure. All aboard seekers, we found our new favorite way of exploring, here are our favorite train destinations for your scenic wandering.
  • Lesser Known Summer Destinations

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    These fairytale-like destinations around the globe have all the ingredients for a fabulous summer getaway. Fantastic beaches? Check. Shimmering shores? Check. Culture, Cuisine, and adventure? And check, check check! Some we discovered by accident, some are the best-kept secrets of the travel community, and all are idyllic spots for a bubbly summer away from the backyard pool. Whether you dream of hiking quaint mountains dusted with wildflowers in Europe or relaxing beachside on a remote island- consider these hidden gems for your next adventure.
  • Ethereal Bioluminescent Destinations Around The World

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Something we may never get over from our adventures is the true magic of bioluminescent attractions, an entirely natural phenomenon of sparkling star-like formations that make their home along sandy coastlines and inside rocky caves. Daylight brings sun and fun, but nighttime transforms the landscape into an otherworldly experience, decorated in ethereal plankton that glows in neon hues of pale blue and turquoise. Witness the incredible beauty of nature with these bioluminescent destinations to spice up your itinerary.

India Articles

  • 25 of the Best Things to Do in Pakistan

    Pakistan: the land of magnificent mountains and landscapes, an endless array of culinary magic, the friendliest people you’ll ever meet, glittering shrines, 400-year-old forts, and then some. The infrequently-visited South Asian nation is blessed in so many aspects, yet still remains free from the annoyances of mass tourism. To travel in Pakistan is to enter […]

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  • 21 of the Most Romantic Lake Resorts Around the World

    Brace yourself: you’re about to get lost in brilliant blue waters, beautiful high peaks, and lush emerald forests. Whether you dream of exploring Patagonia’s other-worldly landscapes, trekking alongside lions in Africa, or relaxing in European hot pools with majestic mountains jutting across the skyline, these top lake resorts promise the perfect balance of rest, romance, […]

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  • 9 Blue Places You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

    We promise you won’t get the blues from any of these blue places. But you will have to endure a few cheesy puns… sorry not sorry. Blue villages, blue caves, blue sinkholes that look like they’re straight out of the movie Jaws — our world is teeming with sapphire splendor, and the ocean is just […]

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  • 33 of the Best Things to Do in India

    India is a vibrant and cacophonous country with something new around every corner. The nation is home to some of the highest mountains in the world, vast expanses of picturesque beaches, cool hill stations, and famous backwaters. India is the birthplace of yoga and a home to the Dalai Lama. Its people are incredibly diverse, […]

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  • 14 Green Places You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

    “Are they talking about sustainability or what?”  —Most people, before reading this introduction. No folks, we’re talking about literal green places— although it makes sense that the two usually go hand-in-hand. From rainforests and misty pine tree-covered wonderlands to emerald-colored palaces and living, breathing skyscrapers, “green travel” brings an impressive amount of beauty. Buckle up and […]

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  • 11 Orange Places You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

    Dreamsicle-colored deserts (not desserts, for once) cover our planet…and they’re not the only show-stopping orange places around the globe. Orange festivals, orange cities, orange monuments —whether you prefer to sweat your way through arid ginger-scapes or dance through a valley of delicate flowers, you’ll have ample opportunity for both. Check out these 11 orange travel […]

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  • 20 Pink Places You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

    Dive into the trendiest color of the decade. Whether you’ve just hopped on the pink train or have always loved the color, check out these photo-worthy pink places around the world to satisfy your pink obsession while traveling. 23 Prettiest Pink Places in the World With a combination of Gothic, Roman and Baroque design, Tan […]

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  • Amazing Travel Destinations for Yoga Retreats

    Once upon a time, traveling yogis made pilgrimages to the birthplace of their practice — India— to learn from their gurus. While India still makes the hot list of best yoga destinations, modern yogis are blessed with a variety of international destinations to choose from when they head off on a soul-searching adventure. Here are […]

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  • 6 Reasons Instagram Loves India’s Pink City Jaipur

    Today, you can’t scroll through your Instagram feed without seeing influencers and pals posting photos of Jaipur, India’s ‘Pink City.’ The capital of the Rajasthan state, Jaipur is bustling with people and bursting with color — most notably, shades of delicious pink. But, contrary to popular belief, this Pink City didn’t happen by chance. In […]

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