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From gem cutters to weavers, artisans have long been synonymous with India’s Pink City, but Jaipur’s craft heritage continues to evolve.

Saving India’s Big Cats

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Krithi Karanth may be diminutive, but her impact has been epic. Hear more about how this native daughter is revolutionizing India’s approach to wildlife conservation and get the inside scoop on her favorite place in the world–in her own words.

Letting Go in India

India isn’t for everyone. Control freaks and those lacking a sense of humor may want to sit this country out. I’ve traveled there several times, and each time I thought I’d hit my limit and was ready to pack it in and go home, something would happen that would make me change my mind.

Born-and-bred Mumbaikar Jasmine Desai is a technology journalist — and, like the subject she covers, her city is constantly changing. Here are a few of her favorite things about the sprawling cityscape she calls home.

Our boat was a beauty and her name was Sita. For ten days, she was our home on the Ganges – our portal into a world of few boundaries, where Hinduism is palpable and life and death confront the senses with brazen, and equal, abandon.

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in March…

Best Bike Tours for Foodies

What better way to sample the culinary delights of a region than by peddling along its backroads, enjoying the scenery and working up an appetite for the next meal?

Here are ten great itineraries for all you food- and wine-loving cyclists out there.

Where Do You Go to Feel Better?

Where have you traveled to feel better — mind or body? Send your stories and photos to Travel_talk@ngs.org or tell us about it in the comments section, and your response just might make it into an upcoming issue of Traveler magazine.

You have to wonder what Paul and Tracy Wilkes did. Rob banks? Run a Ponzi scheme? They had to have done something terrible. Because no couple devotes so much of their time to doing good.

In our digital world, we don’t have to rely on guidebooks to tell us where to go and what to see when we travel — we can just ask our friends. Since we announced the beta launch of Travel Favorites – a new social sharing tool that will help you have the most memorable trips around —…

Photos: Where you Went

National Geographic Traveler’s Facebook community is global and mobile. Here’s a taste of the places you and your fellow gallivanters have visited lately.

#FriFotos: Color Me _______

For this week’s #FriFotos* theme, COLORFUL, we chose this photo of a Kathakali performer applying his make up before a show. This highly stylized dramatized dance originated in the 17th century in southwest India, and is noted for the vivid face paint, elaborate costumes, and precise body movements of its performers. It takes up to four hours to ready the dancers before they even step on stage. Now that’s dedication. Photo: Arnab Sarker/My Shot

The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups. Photo: Jim Kasom/My Shot

Photos: Where You Went

Around and around we go. Our jet-setting friends on Facebook continue to amaze us with their weekend travel plans. Here’s a taste of the places you and your fellow gallivanters have visited lately.

The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

India in New York

By Megan Snedden On the corner of Broome and Crosby in SoHo, a quiet sanctuary celebrates one of India’s spiritual traditions: the Broome Street Hindu Temple. Inside, the community recites the Bhagavad Gita, practices pujas, meditates, connects with the divine. Days after September 11, Eddie Stern opened the temple, which began as a yoga studio…

Checking In: Rajasthan Retreats

From a luxury tented camp to a chic boutique hotel, lodgings in India’s largest state are fit for royalty. By Tanvi Chheda From the November/December issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine. Tree of Life Resort and Spa › Jaipur On the outskirts of town, Tree of Life feels like a self-contained campus, with 14 villas spread across…

The Gems of Jaipur

The distinctive shade of terra-cotta pink is what I first noticed about Jaipur, India, the capital city of Rajasthan, the Land of Kings. Bazaars, gardens, and palaces show flashes of pink, a color with historic roots. Back in 1853, the city draped itself in this warm hue to welcome Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, on…

The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

We’re back! Thanks for your patience yesterday as we worked to fix our server problem. Intelligent Travel is back up and running. Need  a reason to visit India? The Lost Girls give you 20: regional cuisine, folk art, genuine people, Bollywood culture, street food… shall we go on? [The Lost Girls] Soar to new heights…

Looking for a venue in which to share your travel adventures with the world? The Nomading Film Festival is currently accepting submissions. The inaugural festival, aimed at travelers who film, not filmmakers who travel, was founded by four friends determined to create a venue where “entertaining, educating, beautiful, and authentic” experiences could be shared, acknowledged and awarded. If that’s not enticing enough, the grand prize is a trip for two to India.

Travel Tips: Mumbai

Former Traveler research apprentice Stephanie Robichaux is in Mumbai, India, on a research fellowship, looking into how the Internet is used to arrange marriages. We caught up with her to see how her project is going, learn about her favorite spots and eats in India, get some India travel tips, and discover how working at…

Tracing The Ganges River…

….by cycle-rickshaw, foot, rowboat, and any other means possible. Last weekend National Geographic Weekend host (and Traveler columnist) Boyd Matson interviewed documentary filmmakers JJ Kelley and Josh Thomas about their current trip: traveling along the Ganges River in India. Their videographer, journalist Dave Costello, gives an overview of their trip. Most people who visit India…

Adventures with Tintin

As a kid I remember watching The Adventures of Tintin on TV and being captivated by the intrepid Belgian reporter who chased a good story around the world with his faithful dog Snowy by his side. Tintin was a clever and fearless traveler, jetting off to faraway places that a young girl like me could…