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Ariel Sophia Bardi

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. I specialize in cultural and heritage tourism, eco-travel and responsible tourism, and outdoor travel, plus anything unique and offbeat."

Plan your trip to India
How Many Days Should You Spend in India?

In India, there are itineraries to suit every traveler, from short sightseeing sprees to months-long backpacking trips. Whether you’re on a quick, history-packed jaunt to tick off blockbuster sights or a rough-and-tumble mission lasting weeks or more, you’ll be sure to find a trip for every timeframe.

Auto-rickshaw drivers in Alleppey, Kerala
2 Weeks in India - 2 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With two weeks in India, travelers will have enough time to get intimately acquainted with a handful of key cities and sites. To get the most from your stay, you'll want to focus on exploring just one or two regions. Consider going for depth, rather than breadth, and resist the temptation to cover everything in one visit. Just think of it as a reason to keep coming back for more.

7 Days in India - 3 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in India - 3 Unique Itinerary Ideas

It would probably take several lifetimes to fully do this country justice, but with a week in India, you'll still get a spectacular taste—don’t be surprised if you end up coming back for more. From sun-dappled palaces and millennia-old temples to palm-fringed beaches and lazy backwaters, here are three possible trip plans for an unforgettable 7-day Indian adventure.

Performers in the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland
Places Most Travelers Miss (But Shouldn't) in India

Have you taken a selfie in front of the Taj Mahal?  Hopped a camel for a sunset ride through Rajasthan?  If you’ve ticked those items off your India bucket list— or are simply looking to explore less trodden regions— then we’ve got you covered with these suggestions for unbeatable, but overlooked, sites in India.

The Taj Mahal bathed in pink light
Planning Your Honeymoon in India

From the famously erotic temple carvings at Khajuraho to star-crossed lovers in today’s Bollywood films, India is in love with romance—and it has the honeymoon spots to show for it. The country rolls out the red carpet to honor the newly betrothed, so even if you didn’t have a destination wedding, you can still have an Indian honeymoon.

When to Visit India: Travel Tips for Every Season
Best Time of Year to Visit India: Travel Tips for Every Season

With pounding monsoons, piping hot summers, and (in certain places) snowy winters, India is a country of extremes. Spring and fall tend to be the mildest and most temperate, but each region has its own high season and weather patterns - making India an ideal destination no matter when you want to go.