In a cataclysmic year, we took comfort in these travel accounts bursting with mischief, adventure, joy and hope.
2020 has been year where travel has come to a halt, and through these stories of tracing the pandemic and vicarious travel, our readers found solace.
Go tiger-spotting in Madhya Pradesh's Panna National Park or bask in a day of birding in Delhi, but be aware and ethical along the wild paths you walk.
Whether in a caravan or your own vehicle, it doesn't get safer than travelling within a bubble in a pandemic.
Make the most of the year of the remote office and work in cabins overlooking snowy Himalayas, Coorg's coffee plantations, or thundering waterfalls in Kerala.
Boost the local economy by surfing in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, meeting Chhau mask artists in West Bengal, and living like the Angamis in Nagaland.
Stay at Chettinad's old mansions, camp near Bengaluru, and cycle deep into the folds of the Sahyadris, Pondy, or Goa.
Rejuvenate by losing yourself in misty Himalayan valleys in Uttarakhand or majestic views of the Kanchenjunga in Deolo.
From pork chops by chapels in Goa and highway restaurants across Maharashtra to hearty feasts in Tamil Nadu—eat your way through regional fares across the country.
Trek the Western Ghats or set up base in the Meghalayan village of Rongmesek—slow travel your way through the country to see it like never before.