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Instagram has become a visual diary for travellers, with some of our favourite accounts being records of beautiful landscapes, people, homes, journeys and experiences. Here's our pick of the bunch: 10 must-follow accounts for India travel inspiration, or for glimpses into those otherwise hidden corners of the country.
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With long train journeys or lazy days on the beach, the opportunity to engross yourself in a good book is never too far off, so we thought it would be useful to give you a few tips of books set in India that will both captivate and inspire you wherever your travels lead.
We all know India is a country of many facets, faces, colours and cultures, and trying to pin down top experiences is virtually impossible. That said, we're not afraid of a challenge. Here is our ultimate Indian bucket list. Let us know if you agree and what we should include in Part 2!
What St-Art Delhi has done beautifully is art. For a minute, leave aside what it does for our spirit and our sanity. Let's talk about the craft itself. The art is vibrant, it is detailed, it is wonderful. The playfulness of Anpu's kitten is a cheeky reminder that something beautiful is just around the corner. The more euphemistic drawings of Daku and PCO interpret the angst that the city otherwise skillfully forgets. Every stroke is pretty brilliant, each technique unique.
Tickets, maps, cash - check. But aren't you forgetting the most important thing? Your travel playlist. No impending adventure can be complete without a set of songs to accompany every moment, irrespective of whether you're hitching it by plane, train or automobile.
India is one of the easiest places to be vegetarian. We use a lot of pasteurised butter (ghee) or cream in our food so being vegan is a little hard, but vegetarian, that is super easy. Imagine walking into a restaurant and seeing a menu that has the following dishes: veg paneer kadai, veg paneer tikka masala, veg jalfrezi, veg kolhapuri, the list goes on. Naturally, many foreign visitors have absolutely no idea what constitutes these dishes. So here our cherry-picked favourites...
Here we take a look at some of the interesting micro trends we've seen across the evolving Indian travel landscape.