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Women-Only India Travel Club Breaks With Tradition

Women-Only India Travel Club Breaks With Tradition Flickr photo by rajkumar1220 Historically, the idea of independent travel was not an option for Indian women. They typically stayed at home, cared for by a husband or a father figure. But with more female opportunities in education and employment, the role of India's women...

An Octogenarian's Himalayan Adventure (VIDEO)

Who says you have to give up an adventurous life just because you get a little older? Certainly not Simon Gandolfi, an 80-year-old writer who just so happens to be on a journey from Delhi to London aboard a 125 CC TVS Phoenix motorcycle. In the video below we get a chance to...

Project Bly Brings World Street Market Culture To You

Project Bly Brings World Street Market Culture To You Courtesy of Shriti Bannerjee, ProjectBly.com If you are the kind of traveler who lives for digging through flea markets and wandering through souks, you might want to travel over to ProjectBly.com, a new lifestyle website featuring a rotation of world street market...

Photo Of The Day: Chennai, India

Photo Of The Day: Chennai, India Keith Pennington Dried ginger, like other dried goods, requires careful preparation. The ginger root must be washed, peeled, sliced and left out in the sun to dry over time. This photo by photographer Keith Pennington captures three Indian women taking on the task of drying...

Air India Pilot Locked Out Of Cockpit After Bathroom Break

Air India Pilot Locked Out Of Cockpit After Bathroom Break allenthepostman, Flickr In what would otherwise make for a great comedy sketch, an Air India captain took a bathroom break during a flight Tuesday night and returned to find a jammed cockpit door. But according to a report by USA Today, this was no laughing matter: after all...

Better Know A Holiday: Buddha's Birthday

Better Know A Holiday: Buddha's Birthday xcode, Flickr AKA: Vesakha, Vesak, Wesak, Visak, Vixakha and many more derivatives. When? The second Sunday in May OR the day of the full moon in May OR the Sunday nearest to the day of the full moon in May OR the eighth day of the fourth lunar month OR if you've decided...

The Gatekeepers Of Asia: Face To Face With The Border Guards Of The Far East

The Gatekeepers Of Asia: Face To Face With The Border Guards Of The Far East estetika, Flickr In the West, randomness is a crucial, torturous pillar of border security. Those who have been to Asia know that active sadism is supplanted by bureaucracy, vanity and venality. In my opinion these are highly preferable alternatives. Once you know how land...

Photo Of The Day: Brighten Up Your Day

Photo Of The Day: Brighten Up Your Day This Photo of the Day, titled "Brighten Up Your Day," comes from Gadling Flickr pool member The Delhi Way and looked like an appropriate photo for this time of year when Spring showers are happening in many places Taken in Delhi India, The Delhi Way says of the image:...

Flight Attendants Sit In For 40-Minute Pilot Break

Flight Attendants Sit In For 40-Minute Pilot Break Two Air India pilots have come under fire after they took a 40-minute break from the cockpit and asked flight attendants to sit in for them. Their stunt almost ended in disaster when one of the flight attendants accidentally turned off autopilot, endangering the lives of the...

Intrepid Travel Offering 20 Percent Off All Food-Centric Trips Through August 31

Intrepid Travel Offering 20 Percent Off All Food-Centric Trips Through August 31 Melbourne-based Intrepid Travel – known for its cultural and food-focused trips to remote corners of the planet – is now offering 20 percent off over 350 of their trips, including the newly-launched Food Adventures. The discount is good for all trips departing...

Mucking About: Stepping Into The Unknown On The Banks Of The Ganges

Mucking About: Stepping Into The Unknown On The Banks Of The Ganges Stair-stepped ghats hug the western shore of the Ganges River like a string of very old pearls, one after the other, fused together by faith and history and mud. The stairs link the mucky dung-spattered streets on land to the murky brown water of the holy river below,...

Skateboarding Through India

Extreme sports videos don't get enough credit as artistic travelogues. For all the flinch-inducing, jaw-dropping athletic skill on display, the real star of extreme sports videos is often not the stunt-happy main character – it's the backdrop. Take for instance Danny...

India's Human-Powered Ferris Wheel

In India there's a man for everything – the wallah. The chai-wallah dispenses your tea. The auto-wallahs drive the ubiquitous auto rickshaws. The dhobi-wallah does your laundry. They are India's indefatigable industrious core and the exact opposite of a...

George Orwell's Birthplace To Become Monument To Gandhi

George Orwell's Birthplace To Become Monument To Gandhi George Orwell's birthplace in Motihari, Bihar, India, is being turned into a monument and park, but not to the famous English writer. Instead, Art Daily reports, the new park will be dedicated to independence leader Mahatma Gandhi. The ramshackle bungalow where Orwell was...

How To Drive In India (And Not Die)

How To Drive In India (And Not Die) India's vast geography is a canvas for adventure, but such a big country invariably poses transportation difficulties. The solution to long distance travel in India has generally fallen under the purview of the country's iconic railway network. In spite of delays and...

Rape Fears Plague Indian Tourism

Rape Fears Plague Indian Tourism Several countries have updated their travel advisories to warn tourists of the threat of sexual assault when traveling to India. The South Asian country has made headlines in recent weeks and months following a spate of rape cases involving travelers and locals alike. ...

Photo Of The Day: Camel Safari In Jaisalmer

Photo Of The Day: Camel Safari In Jaisalmer Today's multi-image Photo of the Day features scenes from an overnight camel safari in the desert surrounding Jaisalmer, India. Instagram user LankaEdited used a photo collage smartphone app to share different snapshots from her adventure, then added the "Rise" filter to...

Photo Of The Day: Pashmina Goats In The Himalayas

Photo Of The Day: Pashmina Goats In The Himalayas The stark realities of winter are excellently captured in this photo by Flickr user arunchs. Taken in the Himalayas, these Pashmina Goats grazing in Changthang Plateau, Ladakh, belong to changpa people residing in the nearby village of Puga. The photo is striking when...

Photo Of The Day: Morning Landscapes Of Hampi, India

Photo Of The Day: Morning Landscapes Of Hampi, India The sun rises over boulders, the Tungabhadra River and the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire's former capital to make a gorgeous golden landscape in today's Photo Of The Day, taken by Arun Bhat. Located in southwest India, this tide of rocks and history are a part of the...

Photo Of The Day: Behind The Scenes

Photo Of The Day: Behind The Scenes For the Gadling Photo of the Day, we like to feature a variety of photographers both amateur and professional, to show the range of great travel photos: from the "lucky shot," to the cellphone pic, to the well-timed and set-up image. Some people just have a great eye, and...

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