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    India Beat travels the length and breath of the subcontinent to give you unrivaled access to the wonders of India. Read on below for our latest adventures and inspirational ideas.

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    India’s Hottest Travel Company Launches a Textile Business

    As mentioned in TOWN&COUNTRY Magazine by Leena Kim, 30 October 2016 Since Bertie and Victoria Dyer started India Beat over a decade ago in Jaipur, they have become one of the most trusted travel guides in the country, planning perfectly tailored trips whether you want… READ MORE >

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    When in India, Make Your Own Block Printed Fabrics – The New York Times

    By HANYA YANAGIHARA. Illustration: Konstantin Kakanias One of the great thrills of visiting India is realizing how much is still made by hand and on the spot, from jewelry to rugs to furniture. But if merely watching an artisan create a made-to-order shawl isn’t enough, one company offers… READ MORE >

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    For purchase! Our incredibly beautiful hand block printed scarves

    Victoria’s passion for textiles, design and colour has taken India Beat to Bagru, Jaipur where we have launched our fantastic hand block printing workshops. As an aside we are also very excited to have designed our own, signature print and created our beautiful silk /… READ MORE >

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    Phenomenal Kochi-Muziris Biennale Art Tour

    India Beat are excited to introduce an incredible opportunity to visit India’s first Biennale which runs from December 2016 to March 2017. We are working with Asian Contemporary Fine Arts to offer private 4 day tours which will provide unrivalled access to Kochi. The tour will take… READ MORE >

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    The Wow List 2016

    Many of our travelers found us because of Wendy Perrin, whose annual WOW List remains the definitive resource for sophisticated travelers seeking the world’s best destination specialists. Wendy calls us “the most well-connected travel fixers and custom itinerary designers in the world.” We are passionate… READ MORE >

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    The WOW List from Wendy Perrin

    Many of our most wonderful clients found us because of Wendy Perrin. Wendy was at Condé Nast Traveler, where she was Director of Consumer News and Digital Community and wrote its popular practical advice column The Perrin Report. One of the greatest honours India Beat… READ MORE >

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    Jaipur’s beautiful Idli boutique has a new address

    Thierry Journo’s IDLI has moved to one of the most spectacular locations in Jaipur: Narain Niwas Palace. Idli houses a collection of incredibly beautiful clothes, accessories, textiles and home furnishings that draw on Thierry’s expert knowledge of traditional Indian techniques such as tie-dye, embroidery and… READ MORE >

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    Jaipur’s Best Bar: Palladio

    Jaipur has a new hotspot, Bar Palladio in the gardens of Narain Niwas. Owner Barbara Miolini with the collaboration of Marie-Anne Oudejans has expertly created an enchanting atmosphere, subtly marrying Indian and Italian culture. Bar Palladio reflects perfectly her own effervescent personality in its casual joie… READ MORE >

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    Peta Mathias Gastronomic Tour of India

    Be ready for ten days of fabulous sensory overload with renown New Zealand food writer Peta Mathias. Give yourself over to the very different locations of Jaipur, Goa, Kolkata and Darjeeling. In this land of extremes Peta’s tour encompasses spicy cooking lessons, magical candle lit… READ MORE >

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    The best way to see Leopards in India

    The ever elusive leopard has finally given up his home address. The marvellous Jawai Leopard Camp has conveniently opened nearby and can arrange to visit the leopards on both night and day safaris. We love their new video of the camp which you can see… READ MORE >

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    Street Food: Lasiwalla est. 1944

    Lasiwalla, Jaipur’s best lassi stall, has been serving buffalo milk lassi in terracotta pots for more than 70 years. Make sure you take one of the wooden spoons to help you eat the amazing topping. Perfect for finishing off a meal at Niro’s, Jaipur’s oldest… READ MORE >

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    India Beat’s Best Shops in Delhi

    After a recent request for a seriously in-depth shopping tour of Delhi we decided to spend a few days revisiting our favourites. Here are India Beat’s top 10 shopping experiences in Delhi: 1) Gallery 29 in Sunder Nagar, a wonderful collection of paintings, photographs and… READ MORE >

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    Jaipur Classic Car Road Trip

    The best way to see and photograph Jaipur? Hire a vintage open top car for the morning, driving from the stunning Rambagh Palace, through the Pink City bazaars and up to Amer fort.

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    The Editor’s Itinerary

    In the March 2014 edition, Condé Nast Traveler takes inspiration from once-in-a-lifetime journeys and recommends India Beat’s dream itinerary that: “hits all the must-sees of India – the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Mumbai, and the weeklong Pushkar Camel Fair, one of the country’s most famous festivals.” The… READ MORE >

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    Ranvas: a Rajput Paradise

    India Beat recently visited Ranvas and loved the calm beauty of the hotel. The former royal zenana (queen’s apartments) of this massive fort have been renovated to create a superb hotel. Amazingly,  beyond the hotel walls the whole fort is painstakingly being restored and archeologists… READ MORE >

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    Ranthambhore Tigers

    Six years ago Ranthambhore was in crisis, poachers had decimated the tiger population and only 16 tigers survived in the park. Since then Tiger Watch amongst others have been working hard to make the Mongia tribe who live around the park and are responsible for… READ MORE >

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    Udaivilas voted 15th best hotel in the world!

    Condé Nast Traveler’s readers have voted the Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, Rajasthan the 15th best hotel in the world making it the number one hotel in India! Rajvilas and Vanyavilas in Jaipur and Ranthambhore also made it into the top 100. Congratulations to the amazing… READ MORE >

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    Munnu Kasliwal at the Gem Palace

    In the September issue of Condé Nast Traveler, Klara Glowczewska, the editor-in-chief of the magazine, remembers the time we spent together in Jaipur with Munnu Kasliwal of the Gem Palace as one of her favorite travel memories: My Royal Moment The diamonds were the size… READ MORE >

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    India Beat holidays in Harper’s Bazaar

    The September issue of Harper’s Bazaar is now out and India Beat are proud to see one of our favourite Rajasthan holidays featured by Catherine Fairweather in the article “Fields of Gold.”

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    The Leela Delhi… delicious!

    India Beat went to check out the new Leela in Delhi last week. We loved the mix of architectural motifs that evoke Delhi’s colonial history and the incredibly luxurious interiors. Lunch at the Qube was superb and after a look around the rooms and a… READ MORE >

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