My newfound interest in travel writing resulted in me going through the travel magazines in India.
And then I came across the May issue of Lonely Planet Magazine Indian Edition
To sum it up in one sentence, it’s the iPhone of travel magazines :-)
With a good mix of Foreign & Indian, popular & unexplored places & a variety of budget options, it appeals to all kinds of readers.
The photos are breathtaking and you can contribute too, via the postcard section.
The magazine oozes quality & unbelievably, the 200+ page treasure is priced Rs 100 only!
(Importantly the 'where to stay' sections don’t look sponsored, unlike some of the other magazines.)
Each month the magazine comes with a theme and the regulars like ‘easy trips’, ‘city in day’, ‘mini-guides’ etc.
The information is practical; the content clear with simple words, presentation is in an informal tone.
Sitting in your couch, you will be transported to places as you flip the pages.
- Here’s the Facebook page
- Travel Well Site – intended vibrant social community for travelers. My gripe is that it’s hard to navigate/share the links from this site.
- Personally, I envy the man, Vardhan Kondvikar, editor of Lonley Planet Indian Edition, earlier the editor of BBC Topgear India!
- In spite of best of my efforts couldn't get the first 2 issues, Feb & March, would be grateful if anyone can help.
Update: Feb & March issues were delivered at my door :-)
Debolin & people @ timesgroup, I can't really thank you enough.