Traffic in Sri Lanka can be described as organised chaos but then there is the outrageous parts of driving there. Find out how to stay safe while behind the wheel in Sri Lanka with World Nomads.
Before you dive head-first into Sri Lankan culture, here are our top tips to avoid embarrassing yourself or disrespecting local customs and traditions.
Be careful about what you take in and out of Iran. Phil Sylvester shares his tips on what to pack and what to leave at home.
Before arriving in India, Colleen organized a volunteer placement in a quiet orphanage, so she was dismayed when the coordinator told her they were fully staffed, and reassigned her to a center for street boys instead.
Flying into Bhutan isn't easy, but the traditional culture, dramatic Himalayan peaks, and spicy dishes make traveling around this remote destination worth it.
Jeff Greenwald, from Ethical Traveler, shares his encounter with beggars in India.
The Festival of Lights is a time for positivity and joy. Indians of every creed visit friends and family to exchange sweets and gifts.
Head to Mathura, the birthplace of Krishna, during the Indian lunar month of Bhadra to see the mass pilgrimage take place.
From camel rides to camel pageants, find out how to experience the best of Bikaner Camel Festival in India with Lonely Planet's festival guide.
With events such as tugs-of-war or kabaddi matches pitting Indians against foreigners, and a turban-tying contest purely for foreign visitors, Pushkar's Camel Mela is a festival not to be missed!
Find out how to celebrate Guru Nanak’s birthday in Punjab with these tips from Lonely Planet.