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Lonely Planet Magazine India

Lonely Planet Magazine India

September 2020

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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1 min
with you…

Lonely Planet Magazine India is with you during these tough times, with lots on our digital platforms to keep you entertained and updated with the world of travel. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - because #LPMIHappyToInspire! Join us in candid conversations with travel influencers and bloggers, find out how to cook dishes from different parts of the globe, put your travel knowledge to the test with our online quizzes and contests, and join us in saluting the #LPMICovidCrusaders. And, because we always want you to interact with LPMI, watch out for our #LPMIIndiaScenes initiative, which invites you to be part of our digital issue. All this and much more coming up. Follow us on: Lonely Planet Magazine India lonelyplanetmagazineindia LPMagIn Stay safe and #stayinspired!…

2 min
family holidays are about family…

Primrose Monteiro-D’Souza, Editor Follow me on Twitter @PrimroseDSouza & Instagram @primrosedsouza For most of us, our first travel memories were made with family. When I think back to my own childhood, some of my happiest moments were in the ‘native place’, spending time with grandparents and cousins, doing things such as milking cows and fishing. There was never anything too fantastic about those annual holidays, but being together in a place, removed from our usual city life, helped us make memories for a lifetime. That’s the important part of a family holiday; it doesn’t matter where you go, as long as you’re together. Of course, some travellers do it better than others. This issue, our lead feature on travelling with family has tried-and-tested advice from travellers who take on the world with…

4 min
rainy day stays in udaipur, rajasthan

@sum.err.pun The ‘City of Lakes’ might be among the most popular travel destinations across the world but, in the off-season, or the monsoon, the crowds of visitors clear out, and those that are willing to brave inclement weather have the entire city to themselves. Yes, you might not be able to enjoy sunny days by the lakes, but the beauty of Udaipur awash in the rains is a wholly different experience. It gets even better if you base yourself at some of the city’s amazing heritage properties. And these are especially great in the rains. Shikarbadi is a former hunting lodge, once the haunt of the erstwhile royal family of Mewar. Spread across 250 acres, the property is expansive, with a lake and a deer park on its premises. Rooms are spacious…

3 min
marvel at the monsoon in saputara, gujarat

@sum.err.pun This little town in south Gujarat’s Dang district holds the unique distinction of being the state’s only hill station. It also provides a stark contrast to the barren landscapes of the Rann of Kutch that dominate the geography of Gujarat at the other end of the state limits. Being right on the border with Maharashtra, it usually sees visitors from that state there too. Naturally, you would expect these factors to lead to an over-crowded destination struggling with the challenges posed by overtourism. Miraculously though, Saputara seems to have escaped the fate of popular hill stations in other parts of the country, such as Shimla, Ooty or Darjeeling. Saputara, thankfully, gets visitors in enough numbers to ensure that there are facilities such as accommodation and eateries in place, but not…

8 min
switzerland for families

HOME to mountains, lakes, plains and valleys, Switzerland is the ultimate combination of modern cities and towns and gorgeous countryside. While this definitely allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds, it often leaves you with a rather extensive itinerary and the hard decision of picking where to go and what to see. While children are usually bursting with energy and excited to try whatever comes their way, planning activities that allow you to have fun and relax is just as important. After all, a family vacation implies that you’re on holiday too! 1 First, get yourself onto public transport Don’t feel the need to compromise if your family vacation has everyone planning their own special travel agenda. The Swiss Travel Pass does all the hard work! The best way around…

8 min
happy holidays guar anteed!

@guiltyasframed IF there was ever a time to invest in travel insurance, it has to be now. After the world came to a standstill a few months into the new year, it is only now opening up, slowly and gradually, and it’s advisable to proceed with caution. You wouldn’t jump off a cliff without the right gear, would you? So why travel without covering all the possible risks? During these testing times, travel insurance has to be an important part of your pre-travel prep. Additionally, it is important to recognise that a travel issuance policy usually costs a small fraction of what you would spend on holiday. SO WHAT EXACTLY IS TRAVEL INSURANCE? Travel insurance buffers you in the case of unexpected events before and during your trip. Travel insurance not only takes…