India

Home to over 1.3 billion people, India is a geographically diverse, culturally rich, and fascinatingly complex. Between buzzing metropolises, majestic mountain ranges, palm-fringed coastlines, and some of the most impressive fortresses you'll ever see, it's a destination as unique as it is abundant.

GREAT FOR

Culture, Temples, Adventure

WHEN TO GO

The climate in India varies considerably by region, but, generally, the country is driest between October and March. However, if you end up in the country during monsoon season, the far north or coast allows the most relief from the heady heat.

8 Endangered Species in Asia You Should Know

May 21 is Endangered Species Day. Here are 8 amazing animals native to Asia that you can help save.

Kerala

Why Coconut-Drenched Kerala Should be on Your Must-Visit List

With sunny beaches, peaceful waters, spice-market seafood and healing Ayurveda, melting-pot Kerala offers the tropical side of India.

T+L It List 2021: These are the best new hotels in the world this year

Presenting the Travel + Leisure It List 2021

This Stunning Hand-built Hotel Is the Perfect Reason to Finally Find the Andaman Islands

When a chef and a shoe designer decide to build a hotel in these far-flung Indian Islands, the result is a super green luxe haven where you might wind up swapping rooms with your neighbors.

Asia’s 50 Best Got More Woke with the Essence of Asia Restaurant List 2021

Street-food stalls, mom-and-pop shops, plant-based menus and community activists. We can’t eat in fancy restaurants every night—and this new list proves why we don’t want to, either.

These 2 India-based NGOs Are Saving Tigers, Empowering Villagers and Helping Travelers with Disabilities See the World

When travel is used as a force for good, it can help provide economic empowerment to communities around the world by creating jobs that pay living wages while preserving traditions at risk of being lost.

These Are the Top 500 Hotels in the World

The T+L 500 are the world’s best hotels in 2021, as voted by T+L’s discerning readers.

8 AWESOME PRIVATE VILLAS FOR YOUR NEXT GROUP GETAWAY

We love our hotels, but #villalife is really something special. Get inspired for your next group trip with this round-up of killer villas across the region.

How to plan the ultimate design-focused trip to Jaipur, India

Meet the modern-day artisans ensuring Jaipur’s intricate textile traditions stay alive.

This Eco-Retreat in India Puts Women Back on Top

A rural-luxe retreat and social enterprise empowers women and uplifts the Meena tribe in Rajasthan’s rugged interior.

Back to Basics Tourism, Or How to Survive the Zombiepocalypse

If knowledge is power, then self-reliance is the new luxury. As the routines of our lives are upended, more of us are seeking to travel in ways that prepare us for whatever the world throws at us next. Here’s how to prep for the survivalist-tourism trend.

Hike to Your Luxury Home High in the Himalayas

Going back to basics starts with walking there yourself. Head up to the Himalayas for some mandatory meditation and enforced check-out of the Internet. You can post photos of those sweeping mountain views when you get home.

Ladakh’s First Luxury Tented Camp is Backdropped by the Himalayas

High in the Himalayas lies Ladakh, one of India’s most spectacular— and, until recently, unpolished—destinations. As Akash Kapur discovers, you no longer need to rough it to experience the region’s extraordinary geographical and cultural riches.

A Country-By-Country Guide to Coronavirus Recovery in Asia

Here’s when and where you might be able to travel again in Asia.

The Most Romantic Getaways To Inspire Your Next Trip

Bohemian isles, castaway retreats, adults-only hideouts—make it a magical couple’s getaway in one of these lush luxury escapes.

What Lockdown Looks Like for 10 People Around the Globe

Apart, but somehow not alone. Here’s what lockdown looks like for 10 people across the globe.

Hotels for Cool Kids

Family stays can be stylish too—these new and refurbished hotels, resorts and villas let you go glam with the fam.

10 of the Most Colorful Places in Asia

Happier days are ahead! For now, virtually escape to these 10 cheerful places.

These Bartender-Recommended Regional Spirits are the Souvenirs You Should Actually Be Taking Home

Rojak gin? Fancy Thai rum? Bring these bottles home instead of the elephant print pants.

Reasons To Travel in February

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

Three New Purveyors of Vedic-Inspired Healing

Three new purveyors of wellness have sprouted up around the region with their own modernized takes on ancient health and beauty wisdom.

Where to go 2020

Twenty places to visit this year, including the majestic Hunza Valley, Bangkok for those with an appetite, and a new-look Kyoto.

Indian Accent

Chef Manish Mehrotra turns Indian comfort food into haute cuisine. His menu is often fusion-y (fluffy kulcha breads come stuffed with bacon or Camembert) but in a way that’s creative, not gimmicky.

6 Craft Breweries in Asia Worth Checking Out

Asia’s craft suds scene keeps getting better. Craig Sauers checks in with six exciting breweries using local flavors and ingredients to push beer boundaries.

A New Resort in the Himalayas Is a Haven For Tea Drinkers

A new mountain resort in Darjeeling offers an intimate chance to get away from it all, while experiencing West Bengal’s tea-making traditions in style.

5 Private-Jet Tours Worth Saving Up For

First class isn’t the only way to fly. How about flatbeds, chefs and your own crew on one-of-a-kind trips that let you skip the customs line? Private-jet tours are taking well-heeled travelers for the most luxurious cultural exchanges.

Fit for a Raja

Rajasthan is littered with the former forts, castles and chateaux of the Rajput Maharajas who ruled the region for centuries. On a royal tour of new palatial digs turned into heritage hotels, Rachna Sachasinh finds luxurious renewal projects that manage to conjure the community spirit of far humbler abodes.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans

Concealed in the rainforest on the edge of Rhadanagar Beach, Taj Exotica was built to accommodate its surroundings, with endemic plants and 13 hectares of untouched mangrove forest punctuating the 18-hectare site, as well as an organic garden that supplies the property’s three restaurants.

India Has Some Truly Amazing Street Art

The streets of India’s biggest cities are becoming life-sized canvases for the country’s growing street-art movement kickstarted by a local creative foundation. As the project continues to evolve, we document just a few of the eye-catching works livening up the inner-city districts.