Travel & Outdoor
Lonely Planet Magazine India

Lonely Planet Magazine India June 2019

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.

Worldwide Media Private Limited
Read More
R 34,63
R 138,50
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
the lonely planet magazine india promise

Lonely Planet Magazine India provides trusted, independent travel advice and information that has been gathered without fear or favour. We aim to provide you with options that cover a range of budgets and we reveal the positive and negative of all locations we visit. Because we believe it is important that our journalists experience first-hand what they’re writing about and because you require comprehensive information from every corner of the world, at times it may be necessary for us to seek assistance from travel providers such as tourist boards, airlines, hotels, national parks, etc. However, when receiving such assistance, we ensure our editorial integrity and independence are not compromised through the following measures: by publishing information on all appropriate travel suppliers and not just those who provided us with assistance by never promising…

2 min.
in search of rapture for our rupee...

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Indians are great travellers. It doesn’t matter how our lives are going otherwise, what the current state of the bank balance is; there is a place out there that we must go out to and explore. For many years, it used to be the ‘native place’, now we foray further afield – time and some money permitting. We have the friends-and-family card to play for accommodation; we have an unputdownable urge to get under the skin of every new place. We are the travellers of the planet. But we are also about paisa vasooli. When we travel, it’s not just about getting the cheapest seats, the best discounts on hotel stays, the free museum days; it is about all that and ensuring that we…

4 min.
a toast to travel

May 7, 2019 was a special night for us – a night of travel at which we celebrated the destinations India loves, at the eighth annual Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards presented by EaseMyTrip.com. Held at The St. Regis Mumbai, the awards celebrated India’s most-loved destinations across categories like culture, adventure, romance, relaxation, wildlife, family travel, food and drink, shopping, value and indulgence, as well as lauded emerging destinations in India and abroad and ‘India’s favourite destination’. The host, TV personality and voice-over professional Siddharth Kannan, kept the audience enthralled through the evening, thanks to his exceptional anchoring skills and crackling sense of humour. Members of the audience were given whistles – which meant that every time one of India’s most-loved destinations was awarded, the applause was accompanied by a…

9 min.
into the land of the thunder dragon

DAY 1 SILIGURI IT is 8am in Siliguri. Eleven gleaming Tata SUVs are lined up on the driveway of the Royal Sarovar Portico. We are about to take off on a 1,100-km journey that will take us into the heart of Bhutan, and the excitement in the air is clearly palpable. There are nine Hexas and two Harriers in the fleet, with a Xenon serving as the sweep. Soon, we’re off. The going is a bit slow for the first 17km, the road crowded with visitors making a beeline for Gangtok. But that soon changes when we take a turn-off at Coronation Bridge – a pre-independence engineering marvel over the River Teesta. Hemmed in by acres of greenery, the road now has few other travellers. Vast tea gardens stretch as far…

4 min.
skip the big-city madness!

Out of BANGALORE (393km) Surrender to rustic pleasures in Pollachi, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Driving into the little, nondescript town of Pollachi might make you wonder what you’re supposed to do there. It makes sense then that the suburbs are what have put this place on the map. Essentially, there are three reasons why one must visit Pollachi. The first is Shenbaga Vilaasam. Located 6km away from Pollachi, the 150-year-old property is spread over 750 acres, and each of its four beautifully-appointed rooms is a treasure trove of artefacts. You can explore the property either on a cycle, or be driven around by bullock cart. Reason two is the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. Parambikulam has a variety of stay options and you can go on safari in your own vehicle. Keep your eyes peeled; the…

3 min.
steep yourself in history in and around badami, karnataka

Out of BANGALORE (513km) Badami, the second capital of the early Chalukya rulers, lies deep in the heart of South India, in a river valley between rocky red hills that have seen the rise and fall of many kings from medieval times. They are home to stories carved into ancient rock-cut caves and sandstone temples built between the 6th and 8th centuries CE. As architects, the Chalukyas were experimental. Case in point: Durg Temple in their first capital, the sleepy village of Aihole nearby. The temple, home to intricate sculptures of gods and goddesses and celestial couples locked in embrace, is one of the earliest examples of apsidal Hindu temple design. On its weathered but sturdy pillars, you’ll spot lion-headed Narasimha (an avatar of Lord Vishnu), the tiger skin-clad Shiva, and…