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.

Pride Month

This is Pride Month – Here is Where to Strut Your Stuff All Across Asia

June is the gayest month of the year, and we couldn’t be prouder.

Singapore Waterfront

A Complete Guide to Where You Can Travel in Asia Now, Including Each Country’s Covid Rules

From newly open Laos to coming-soon Japan, the atolls of the Maldives to the temples of Thailand.

Hanoi Paragliding

If Your Friends Jump Off a Cliff, Yes, You Should Too

To find out just how amazing paragliding feels, we tried it out, loved it, and then rounded up 5 of the best spots to try it in Asia. Here’s what to know.

Anko, MO Bar

These Are the 50 Best Bars in Asia for 2022

If you weren’t in Bangkok this week, you missed a really great party.

Ocean Pool Villa, JOALI BEING

This is the It List 2022: T+L’s Picks of the Best New Hotels in the World

100 of the most unforgettable new stays on Earth.

Bay of Fires Lodge

8 Great Places to Digital Detox Across Asia-Pacific

Unplug and recharge at these wifi-free resorts and retreats that are the ultimate antidote to our digital age.

The SCIE:NCE Center on Soneva Fushi

These 2022 Global Vision Awards Winners Are Making Asia-Pacific a Better Place to Travel

Travel and hospitality innovators helping create a brighter, better, greener, more equitable tomorrow.

Hasu, Den

These Are Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2022

Chefs met to celebrate their peers at the first in-person Awards in Asia since 2019. T+L was there live in Bangkok.

Biophilic Hotels : Six Senses Fort Barwara

5 Beautiful Hotels in Asia Embracing Biophilic Design

Filling a hotel with green space is not only visually stunning—it also helps improve our well-being.

Jaipur, Pink City : City Palace Jaipur

8 Reasons You Need to Add India’s ‘Pink City’ to Your Must-Visit List

Jaipur is a stunning historic gateway filled with palaces, bazaars and oh-so-luxe hotels.

Outrageous Spa Experiences : Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

9 of the Most Over-the-Top Spa Experiences in Asia

Personal pampering knows no bounds at the most indulgent spas in Asia.

Ayurveda

What Is Ayurveda? A T+L Wellness Primer

We asked the experts how you can incorporate the ancient healing practices of Ayurvedic medicine into everyday life.

Rishikesh Yoga

Why You Should Go Bliss Out in Rishikesh, Birthplace of Yoga – and the White Album

Yoga, beauty and serenity in the foothills of the Himalayas.

The Best Hotels for Afternoon Tea : Claridge's, London

The 9 Best Hotels Around the World for Afternoon Tea, From London to Mumbai

Pinkies up! Yep, that means you, Eloise.

Best Seaplane Flights in Asia: Trans Maldivian Airways

6 of the Best Seaplane Flights in Asia

Is it a boat? Is it a plane? It’s both – and a magnificently thrilling ride.

Where should I go in 2022 : Horizontal Waterfalls, Western Australia

12 Unforgettable Travel Experiences, One for Each Month in 2022

Use this T+L guide to choose your own adventures this year.

Where to go 2022 - Cempedak Island

These Are the Places Asia’s Travel Experts Most Want to Go in 2022

Looking for inspo of where to go in 2022? We asked some of the most influential people in Asia’s travel industry for their this-year bucket list.

The World's Most Beautiful Destinations - Bagan, Myanmar

55 of the Most Beautiful Places in the World to Visit

From the white sands of the Seychelles to the peaks of Pakistan.

50 best bars 2021

These Are the 50 Best Bars in the World in 2021

Can you guess which country has the most bars on the 50 Best list in 2021? Hint: Cocktail culture is roaring back in this Asian capital.

The T+L Travel Guide to New Delhi

Here’s how to start your bucket-list Indian vacation in New Delhi.

luxuriest cities

Here’s Why Most of the Most Luxurious Cities in the World Are in Asia

Can you guess which European destination took the top spot?

travel inspiration tv shows

12 TV Shows Inspiring Us to Travel Now

These TV shows helped sate our wanderlust during lockdowns, and are inspiring us to travel once more.

india reopening

India Is Now Welcoming Foreign Tourists. Are You Ready to Revisit the Taj Mahal?

India is reopening its borders, now allowing foreign visitors on chartered flights, and on commercial airlines next month.

Here’s What Asia’s Best Chefs Have Been Eating During the Pandemic

In advance of World’s 50 Best 2021, we asked some of Asia’s 50 Best chefs to share their favorite foods.

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 100 Hotels in the World

The top 100 Best Hotels Overall in 2021 as voted by our readers in the World’s Best Awards.

Udaipur

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top Cities in Asia-Pacific

For every frenetic and high-speed thoroughfare, there’s a narrow, hidden bylane.

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 25 Islands in the World

Sun, sand and plenty of vitamin sea. From Sicily to the Seychelles to Sri Lanka, these are the top 25 islands in the world in 2021.

San Miguel de Allende

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 25 Cities in the World

What are you looking for in the top cities in the world? A distinctive sense of place, history, culture and crave-worthy food.

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 5 Resorts in India

The top resorts in India reflect a melange of traditions and terrains that make the country fascinating.

8 Most Scenic Restaurants in Asia

From the depths of the sea to the top of the world: come for the food, stay for the unbeatable views.

The 9 Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon Hotels in Asia

Because what’s less romantic than rationing the spa treatments?

How Your Bucket-list Himalayan Expedition Can Make a Positive Impact

In some of the most remote places on Earth, conscientious companies are putting tourism dollars to good use.

Amanbagh

Let Us Now Appreciate These Hotels Eliminating Food Waste in Cool Ways

High-end hotels are installing high-tech solutions to make their kitchens—and our meals—more sustainable.

Dal Lake

We’re Dreaming of Kashmir

The Mughal emperors called Kashmir paradise on Earth. Come float away on Dal Lake with us.

15 New Reasons We Can’t Wait to Get Fully Vaccinated and Travel Abroad

Here are the dishes, drinks, cultural attractions and stays that have us dreaming of booking a plane ticket.

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.

Capella Bangkok

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 in Asia 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. We check 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.