SPECTACULAR INDIA! From the High Himalayas to the shimmering sands of Rajasthan, tropical coastline to extensive forest, Goa to Delhi to Varanasi and Mumbai—so geographically diverse and culturally rich is India it can take a lifetime to see it all. In our new Destination India showcase, Outpost presents some of our best-ever stories from some of our best-ever writers, and over the coming days will reveal all things adventuring India has on offer!
Indian Cuisine: Curries, Chutneys and Chapatis-Oh My!
The food in India is one of the best reasons to go there. From street food to home-cooked to restaurant-served, it simply does not get any better!
In Photos: Mahabs, India’s UNESCO-Protected Surfing Mecca
Mahabalipuram was once a seaside powerhouse of the Pallava Dynasty, filled with spiritual temples and industrial buzz. Now it’s at the centre of India’s latest surfing craze.
Goa isn’t the Party Town You Think it is
The Indian state of Goa is synonymous with sex, drugs, beaches and parties. It’s time to break that stereotype.
Ghosts of the Raj, by M G Vassanji
A Giller Prize and Governor General’s award-winning author tells of his love of and fascination with India, a place he almost calls home.
Ask Many a Traveller: India by Train is the Only Way to Go!
India’s legendary railway system is not only one of the most spectacular in the world, it’s also one of the largest—criss-crossing the country with more than 120,000 kilometres of track, letting you get to just about anyplace you want to go!
My Private India: Life Lessons on the Exotic Subcontinent, by Mariellen Ward
How could a country known for its crowds, chaos and culture shock—considered the most daunting of destinations for female solo travellers—help and heal a wounded spirit?
An Inside Look at India’s Famous Camel Fair
One of India’s most sacred of towns is home to a festival of camel races, folk dances, quirky competitions and more.
Passage to Pashmina: Jeff Fuchs Delves into Ladakh, India
For centuries, the rich fleece grown by Himalayan mountain sheep was harvested for wear in the world’s cultured capitals. How did it get there? Join Jeff Fuchs, Outpost’s Editor-at-Large for Asia, as he sets across the vast plateaus in remote northern India to explore the ancient trading routes of pashmina wool.