Photo by Radhika Raj


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

India just planted 50 million trees in a single day

by Matt Hershberger

We drove a psychedelic Tuk-Tuk across India. Here’s what I learned.

by Freeborn Aiden

23 images of India we can’t stop looking at

by Hal Amen

How to stuff your face in Delhi, India

by Priyanka Kher

18 facts about India that may surprise you

by Elen Turner

The 5 best countries in the world for vegetarians

by Morgane Croissant

17 of the coolest heritage sites in India

by Arun Bhat

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

by Alex Scola

How to road trip through the Himalayas on a motorcycle

by Satu Rommi

An independent guide to snowboarding the Himalaya

by Richard Cashman

17 scams to avoid in India

by Rachel Jones

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

by Kat Clay

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

by David DeFranza

Kumbh Mela: The largest gathering on earth

by Dikson

Travel guide to Northeast India

by Priyanka Kher

Your top 20 bucket list trips

by Joshywashington

Etiquette for ‘splitting the bill’ around the world

by Candice Walsh

Essential packing list for backpacking India

by Candace Rardon
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