Articles for India

Delhi Deploys “Super Monkeys” to Police Other Animals

Delhi Deploys “Super Monkeys” to Police Other Animals October 14, 2010 | India, Travel News | Read More
Monkeys, apes and other simians may be seen by travelers from the  US and Europe more frequently in cartoons rather than in real life, but in New Delhi the creatures are no laughing matter. And authorities in the Indian capital are using them to help keep other animals in check during the popular Commonwealth...

Inspired by India: Couple Uses Facebook To Guide Their Journey, Write Book

Inspired by India: Couple Uses Facebook To Guide Their Journey, Write Book June 21, 2010 | India, Travel News | Read More
As various philosophers and cultural theorists of the past have decried the influx and inundation of technology on the psyche of contemporary society, a few people actually manage to make good on the hegemony of technological progress. Take, for example, 26 year-old Devapriya Roy and 28 year-old Saurav...

India’s Laughter Clubs LOL For Health

India’s Laughter Clubs LOL For Health May 11, 2010 | India, Travel News | Read More
In 1995, Dr. Madan Kataria founded the first Laughter Club in Bombay, and laughter clubs soon spread throughout India.  For a 2006 BBC segment, Monty Python alum (and transcontinental taxi rider) John Cleese met with Dr. Kataria and visited several clubs, including one for imprisoned murderers, rapists...

Indian Government Bans Bengal Tiger Tourism

Indian Government Bans Bengal Tiger Tourism May 3, 2010 | India, Travel News | Read More
As many will attest to – few things are more beautiful than seeing a ferocious beast in its natural environment, going about its daily activities under the watchful eyes of tourists and their guides. However, the beauty of this kind of ecological tourism, especially in regards to the rare and impressive...

Yo Quiero Paneer Nachos: Taco Bell Invades India

Yo Quiero Paneer Nachos: Taco Bell Invades India April 23, 2010 | Food Lovers, India, Travel News | Read More
India’s first Taco Bell opened March 16 at a mall in Bangalore (video at the bottom of this post).  Customized to Indians’ tastes and sensibilities, the first location has been very popular in its early days.  “Indians haven’t shown this much enthusiasm for American fast food...

Palace on Wheels: India’s Maharajas’ Express Ups the Ante on Super Luxury Trains

Palace on Wheels: India’s Maharajas’ Express Ups the Ante on Super Luxury Trains April 2, 2010 | India, Travel News | Read More
India wants you to live like a king: on rails. On March 20, with sultans and honorable ministers in attendance, Royale Indian Rail Tours Ltd. unveiled their pride and joy, the Maharajas’ Express. India’s newest luxury train is modeled after and inspired by the Maharajas (ruling princes) of yore....

Back from the Edge of India

Back from the Edge of India March 10, 2009 | India | Read More
Editor’s Note: We’re pleased to announce our first guest post on the NileGuide blog by accomplished travel writer Tony Perrottet. Tony is the author of four books, including Napoleon’s Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped, The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games,...