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Lonely Planet Magazine India April 2020

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The world’s most trusted source on travel, Lonely Planet has made its way to India. Through vivid writing and stunning color spreads from celebrated and seasoned traveller-writers and photographers, Lonely Planet Magazine India Inspires travelers to sample different cultures first-hand, discover new people, and learn fascinating stories about every place.

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in this issue

1 min.
on the road!

Team LPMI has been out and about. We consolidated our commitment to #sustainabletravel with a bike ride with 11 travel influencers in South Mumbai (look for their bikes and bytes in the Journal section). A big thank you to Priya Pathiyan and Johann Daniels for leading the way. Mahesh and Amit travelled to Uttar Pradesh to rediscover Agra beyond the Taj (check out our Weekend Planner this month and the baffling pic far right), while Primrose and Krishna spent a week in Assam (story coming up). Stay tuned.…

2 min.
embrace the art of armchair travel

Follow me on Twitter @PrimroseDSouza & Instagram @primrosedsouza Explore Every Day. That’s the Lonely Planet tagline. Exploring every day entails sitting back and dreaming of travel for a while – which I know is one of Team LPMI’s favourite activities and yours too. So much of the excitement in travel lies in planning and imagining our journeys in the future, so, for all of us right now, this is a time to plot and plan our discoveries to come. The Great Outdoors theme this issue is perfect for little and large adventures in the making. Our big features will have you travelling across the Austrian Alps, walking across the peaks of the Balkans, getting goosebumps in Svalbard in Norway, and wandering through national parks in the USA and across Kakadu in Australia;…

4 min.
get out of town

@sum.err.pun Out of MANGALORE (90KM) Take the family along to Kundapura, Karnataka Located on the coast of Karnataka, less than a hundred kilometres from Mangalore, Kundapura is the ideal family holiday destination. Whether you’d like to do something with your partner, want the kids to have a good time, or ensure your parents are entertained too, there’s something for everybody. There’s plenty to see around town. Start off with the Holy Rosary Church, a 17th-century structure that has seen colourful and turbulent years (00-91-8254-230-421; Church Rd, 6am – 6pm). Head next to Kodi Bengre, the place where the Panchgangavali River meets the Arabian Sea. While the beach is clean and ideal for a peaceful walk with the family, you must head to the top of the Kodi Lighthouse for a breath-taking view of the…

3 min.
go beyond the taj in agra, uttar pradesh

@guiltyasframed @maheshsagari Out of DELHI (233km) One of India’s most popular tourist destinations, Agra is home to the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. An architectural masterpiece, it draws around 40,000 visitors daily. However, owing to the immense popularity of this great white mausoleum, the rest of this rich city is often overlooked by visitors. Think beyond the Taj, and give yourself ample time to rediscover the ancient city at your own pace. Kick off your tour by visiting a structure popularly known as the Red Taj (125, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Kripal Colony, Sanjay Nagar, Pashupati Colony, Civil Lines; entry: ₹50). Made of red sandstone, the Red Taj was commissioned by Ann Hessing in memory of her husband, John Hessing, a military officer with the Maratha troops in 1784. The…

2 min.
the true meaning of tantra

Some exhibitions don’t need much in the way of explanation to draw the crowds. The British Museum – on the other hand – is about to tackle a subject that’s been at the heart of spiritual life in India and many of its neighbours for 1,500 years, but is most often thought of in the West as having something to do with advanced sexual techniques. This new exhibition, Tantra: enlightenment to revolution, brings together objects from India, Tibet, Japan and beyond (including a Bengali depiction of the Goddess Kali, pictured here), to explore the diverse ways that Tantric philosophy changed the practice of Hinduism and Buddhism, and even came to shape 1960s counter-culture. Kali herself embodies much of the mystery of Tantra: often cloaked in violent imagery, yet also worshipped…

2 min.
cool stays

YU Hotel Candolim, Goa The newest addition to the stay repertoire in India’s sunshine state, this luxurious and elegant boutique hotel offers a wellness centre, gym, spa and 32 rooms to ensure guests are given ample opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy an ideal getaway. The highlight, though, would have to be the two signature restaurants Noaa and Spice Mantraa. On offer are curated menus that feature contemporary cuisine from across the world – from Scotched quail eggs to sushi. Of course, some unique creations blend a heady local influence into the food; such as Goan chorizo pizza, prawn balchao ravioli or barbequed chicken poee burger. And this would the perfect embodiment of what the property would like to offer: a world-class stay rooted in tradition but with a surprising modern twist. www.yu-hotel.com Lemon…