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12 travel features tagged “Cultural Activities”

Orchha, a living medieval town

This Indian town wrapped in legends of feudal chivalry and romance packs more history into every square metre than even Agra or Udaipur.
Read more… 08 August 2013

Spiritual celebrations in Rishikesh

Each year, the healing power of this northern Indian city attracts hundreds of thousands of travellers who seek enlightenment in the birthplace of yoga.
11 April 2013

India’s holy festival of colours

Celebrate the end of winter at Holi, an exhilarating Hindu festival that welcomes in spring through the throwing of vibrantly coloured powder.
27 March 2013

India’s extraordinary pilgrimage

Beyond the rivers that cleanse pilgrim’s sins during the Maha Kumbh Mela, there is much more to the mass Hindu festival taking place on shore.
28 February 2013

The Passport blog

India hosts the world’s biggest gathering

Until 10 March, the Maha Kumb Mela in Allahabad will see some 100 million Hindu pilgrims cleansing their sins at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Sarasvati Rivers.
Read more… 16 January 2013

India’s festival of lights

India’s jam-packed festival calendar is as rich and diverse as its traditions and topography, and Diwali is the star of the show.
Read more… 13 November 2012

Beyond the Headlines

10 sites of religious pilgrimage

As Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha, is threatened by development, we take a look at several awe-inspiring centres of worship that draw devotees from all around the world.
Read more… 20 January 2012

Beyond the Headlines

Literary Mumbai

A city where the imagined reality and the real world come face to face.
Read more… 11 November 2011

The wild, wild festival of colours

Celebrate the end of winter with a splash of colour. During the Hindu festival of Holi celebrants honour spring’s arrival by flinging coloured powder and water at one another.
08 April 2011

Lonely Planet's top 10 splendours of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a realm of maharajas and a rich and romantic past, either in evocative ruins or restored to former splendour, but there is much more to this iconic region.
Read more… 03 August 2010

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