The Atlas Obscura Guide To India
270 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in India
Updated September 22, 2023
Unusual Attractions in India
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Stories About India
India's Cheetah Reintroduction Threatens an Indigenous Tradition
Behind the headlines of the animals' rocky return, a displaced community struggles to access trees they have tended for generations.
by Tanvi Dutta Gupta
How Indian Perfumers Capture the Smell of Rain
In Kannauj, perfumers have been making monsoon-infused mitti attar for centuries.
by Zinara Rathnayake
Adventure Is Accessible When You Think Outside the Box
Meet the Wisconsin woman wheeling around the world.
by Gemma Tarlach
Sea Cucumber Crime Is a Thing, and This Is Where It’s Happening
A "seafood mafia" is plying the waters between India and Sri Lanka to satisfy China's appetite for an increasingly rare delicacy.
by Frank Jacobs, Big Think
To Reduce Conflicts With Humans, Get Inside an Elephant's Head
Understanding how the giant mammals weigh risk and reward could help prevent clashes with people.
by Mridula Chari
The Artisans Behind India's Living Root Bridges
For half a century, Hally War has been growing a bridge across a local river—and between past and present.
by Dania Rodrigues
The Woman Preserving the Endangered Cuisine of Indian Jews
Esther David traveled from the spice port of Cochin to the mountains of Mizoram to record this culinary culture.
by Sam Lin-Sommer
Lists Featuring India
10 Ethical Animal Places to Visit in 2019
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Including Cat Island, Elephant Nature Park , and India's Giant Technicolor Squirrels