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India

With over 430 different languages spoken by hundreds of distinct people groups, India is home to some of the most geographic and socio-linguistic variety on earth. From Himalayan peaks to Keralan backwaters, Sikh temples and Mughal mosques, India could keep a traveler fascinated for decades. In India you can attend one of the biggest literature festivals in the world at Jaipur, raft the Ganges, chat with Buddhist monks and Hindu sadhus, stay in a monastery or swim in one of the world’s sexiest rooftop pools.

Matador’s got tips on how not to get sick while traveling in India, photo essays on different locales and cultural groups, notes about an American diner in Delhi for the homesick, a collection of short non-fiction narrative by writer Robert Hirschfield, and an armchair traveler’s guide to six essential reads on India.

India Articles

At this market in India, the women have kicked out all of the men

by Carlo Alcos

In India, access to toilets remains a huge problem — worst of all for women and girls

by PRI's The World
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23 images of India we can’t stop looking at

by Hal Amen
27

How to stuff your face in Delhi, India

by Priyanka Kher
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18 facts about India that may surprise you

by Elen Turner
45

The 5 best countries in the world for vegetarians

by Morgane Croissant
16

17 of the coolest heritage sites in India

by Arun Bhat
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15 famous movies and the *actual* countries they were filmed in

by Alex Scola
10

How to road trip through the Himalayas on a motorcycle

by Satu Rommi
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An independent guide to snowboarding the Himalaya

by Richard Cashman
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17 scams to avoid in India

by Rachel Jones
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How to document the trippiest festival in the world: Holi, India

by Kat Clay
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Back to nature: 13 of the world’s richest national parks

by David DeFranza
5

Kumbh Mela: The largest gathering on earth

by Dikson
16

Travel guide to Northeast India

by Priyanka Kher
10

Your top 20 bucket list trips

by Joshywashington
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Etiquette for ‘splitting the bill’ around the world

by Candice Walsh
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Essential packing list for backpacking India

by Candace Rardon
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