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!

Illustration by Jodi Sandler for Outpost




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.

Read More




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!

Read More




Passage to Pashmina: Nobody captures India’s Himalayan plateaus like Jeff Fuchs

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 our editor-at-large as he sets across the vast plateaus of northern India to explore the ancient trading routes of pashmina wool.

Read More




Adventure India: Wildlile, Wilderness, Whitewater!

From skiing in the Himalayas to whitewater rafting, camel treks and desert camping, India has every possible adventure thrill!

Read More




My Private India: Life Lessons on the Exotic Subcontinent, by Mariellen Ward

How could a country known for its crowds, chaos and culture shock—and one typically thought the most daunting for female solo travellers—help and heal a wounded spirit?

Read More




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.

Read More




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!

Read More




The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Thrissur

Pounding waterfalls, spicy street food and the biggest after-harvest festival in India. Here’s where to eat, what to do and how to get around in Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala, India.

Read More




Trip of the Week: Leopard India Safari, Rajasthan

A fantastic safari opportunity to see the elusive leopard in Rajasthan, India.

Read More




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.

Read More


pushkar camel fair photos

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.

Read More