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olkata is India’s second largest city and is known as the country’s artistic and cultural capital. Formerly Calcutta, the city’s name was officially changed toRead more
Kolkata in 2001 (so don’t get confused when you see mention of the former name as you’re doing your pre-trip research!). Filled with temples, monuments,...
The celebrations of Diwali are held at a huge scale in India. With the neighbourhoods lit up with bright oil lamps, candles, earthen lamps, and fairy lights, this auspicious moonless night is celebrated with much fervor and enthusiasm. No matter which part of India you are in, you’ll find locals...Read more
There are some basic rules that follow travellers around wherever they go: watch out for pickpockets in tourist zones; negotiate a taxi rate before you get in the cab; when in doubt, don’t drink the water. But then there are some specific rules for each country, and even each city....Read more
Pollinate Energy is a social business dedicated to improving the lives of India’s urban poor. With a focus on sustainable solutions such as solar lights, Pollinate Energy helps families living in India’s tent slums to reduce indoor pollution from kerosene and wood stoves, enjoy better quality light, and save money. They...Read more
If you’re like us, Black Friday probably doesn’t tend to get you too excited. Battling crowds at the mall and fighting over laptops just isn’t our thing — and we know there are lots of you out there like us who just don’t get the buzz. Something we can get behind, however,...Read more
Love ’em or hate ’em, nicknames are inevitable. And we don’t just mean that name your granny from Punjab or your aunt from Canada gave you when you were a kid. Even cities aren’t immune to being graced with nicknames — especially when those cities are in India. The subcontinent...Read more
Today is World Responsible Tourism Day, and we are beyond excited at today’s news: Urban Adventures has won a World Responsible Tourism Award! We won gold in the category of “Engaging People and Culture,” which honours the best examples of holidays that celebrate local people, traditions, and ways of life....Read more