Love the tiger? Here’s how to get close to the big cat while making a difference in tiger country. You can pitch in with animal rescue and rehab in Assam, conservation awareness with forest communities in Madhya Pradesh, and the study of the tiger’s habitat in northeast India. It’s a wildlife holiday that’s great for the soul and for the planet.

10 Ways to Volunteer as a Tiger Warrior in India
There’s a world of folk musicians & tribal dancers that most of us never get to see, even on our travels. Lucky for us, brothers Soumik Datta and Souvid Datta armed themselves with a sarod and a camera, and criss-crossed the country to bring us these riveting photos into a vanishing way of life. Click through for moving portraits of mandolin players in Goa, the hunting dance of Nagaland’s...
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Photos: Songs and Stories of the Vanishing Musicians of India
Today's Daily Shot winner Raghav Sethi took this photo at Delhi's Jama Masjid. Congratulations! Send us your best wildlife photos! Details in the link below.

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Insider tip: Kannur’s international airport is slotted to open mid-2017, but for now this sleepy town on the Malabar coast doles out everything the southern state does best: fish curry, Ayurvedic massages, and a seductive coastline. Go now, before it gets really famous.

Kerala Getaway: Fish Fry, Ayurvedic Massages and Sea Views in Kannur
Life is about the dinner table, a winery and vineyard owner in California’s Sonoma County tells our traveller. It’s a true saying in this land of tawny hills and lofty redwoods. Under the stars, feast on the flavours of home-cured pork salumi, the intense aroma of a goat brie, the blackberry bouquet of a bottle of pinot noir—Sonoma is a great American road trip for hungry, gourmet travellers.

Food Trails: Feasting on Olive Oil, Cheese and Pork in Sonoma, California
Making travel plans with the kids? We’ve done your homework. Spend balmy mornings picking citrus fruits in Punjab, go camping and trekking in the Himalayas (perfect for teens!), or take a mother-daughter shopping getaway. You’re welcome.

7 Kid-Friendly Trip Ideas to Plan For
City folk longing for a nature binge, the Mojo Rainforest Retreat is just for you. Walk through forested trails, feast on organic produce, and bliss out amid butterflies in this thriving forest farm. If you love coffee, visit in December when the beans are freshly harvested. Fireflies light up the valley in April. Bengaluru, this one’s perfect for long weekends.

Embracing the Organic Life on a Forest Farm in Coorg
The French Riviera is famous for sparkling seas and saucy adventures. One traveller follows her nose to Nice for tart memories.

I’ll Have What She’s Having: Saucy Memories of the Mediterranean
Even though hybridisation is looked down upon by much of the scientific world, nature has time and again produced interesting results. (Via Scroll)

Podcast: Fantastic hybrid beasts and where to find them
Ladakh has an otherworldly beauty, with towering mountains, roaring rivers, and impossibly vast valleys. But not many travellers get to understand the science behind its surreal landscape. Unless of course, they’re travelling with the NASA Spaceward Bound India team, which is what NGTIndia’s Kamakshi Ayyar did.

Third Rock From the Sun: Exploring Ladakh with the NASA Crew
Azerbaijan is one of Central Asia’s most fascinating countries—futuristic buildings, surreal natural landscapes, and an inexplicable familiarity to home that is heart-warming. Visiting the country just got easier thanks the introduction of e-visas that are issued within three days and cost only USD20.

Encountering the Elements in Azerbaijan, the Land of Sacred Fires
Today's Daily Shot winner Siddharth Setia took this photo in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Congratulations! Send us your best New Beginnings photos! Details in the link below.

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The ceiling of New Zealand's Waitomo Caves looks like the starry night sky. But those aren’t celestial bodies burning in the dark. #MustSee
P.S. It's a 360° video—Move your cursor within the video to explore the cave!

The Glowing Caves of Waitomo That Prove Magic Still Exists
Kerala is a hungry traveller’s dream. Mornings begin with lacy appams and terracotta vessels of rich coconut stew, lunches are for banana-leaf spreads, and evenings are best spent with plates of beef and fish fry with a tall glass of chilled beer by the elbow. Learn about the many cultures that influence its cuisine—from the Portuguese to Arab traders—one meal at a time. #BestOfTheWeek

Learning Holiday: Stirring Up God's Own Cuisine in Kerala
Since February last year, wildlife photographer Dhritiman Mukherjee and music composer Shantanu Moitra have been making a series of trips to the Himalayas as part of their #100DaysInHimalayas project. Their latest dispatch comes from Pokhara, the adventure capital of Nepal, where they hung out in a bat cave (not the superhero kind) and flew through the skies in barely-there airplanes....
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Beyond Trekking: Rafting, Flying, and Spelunking in Nepal’s Himalayas
West Bengal’s tea gardens might be its biggest tourist attraction, but there’s much more to discover in India’s sweetest state. Thick mangroves, centuries-old terracotta temples, tranquil hill stations, pristine national parks—we’ve got 11 reasons why your next holiday should be in Bengal. #BestOfTheWeek

West Bengal Getaways for the Culture, Nature and Ocean Lover
Explore the hills of Darjeeling like never before with this new cycling park that winds through the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary. Pedal through the thick pine forest and soak in magnificent Himalayan views—far from the honking of vehicles and large groups of rowdy tourists. #BestOfTheWeek

Grab a Helmet! Darjeeling has a New Forest Trail and it's for Cyclists Only
Thought kites were just toys? In Indonesia, kites were used to carry prayers heavenwards for a good harvest. In Guatemala, locals use gigantic kites as vehicles to connect with their deceased relatives, and pay their respects.

Up in the Air: 5 Kite Festivals Around the World
Jordan is smaller than Gujarat but it has a lot going for it—Biblical sites, Jewish monuments & surreal landscapes. Here’s why you need to visit the country this year.

Leap of Faith: Stirring Encounters in the Parched Desert of Jordan
The next time you’re thinking about a holiday, find something you love—like whiskey! Or cheese! Or shipwrecks!—and then find a trail that revolves around it. We’ve got a list to get you started.

More Than a Holiday: 10 Self-Guided Trails For the Inquisitive Traveller