9 Travel Magazines in India You Must Get a Hold of Now!

by Shalini Mimani

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are”. A Bibliophile would agree to every word here for they alone know the eternal joy of reading. It is true that money cannot buy happiness but it can buy books and to them, it is one and the same thing.

Reading, they say is the cheapest way to travel. In the prehistoric times, the nomads traveled in search of pasture. They documented their journeys by way of sketchy figures on the cave walls. Today travel has become a necessity for the millennial. For them to travel is to unwind and retain that sanity & sanctity of the mind.

With the advancement of technology that has hit the world in frenzy; accessing any part of the world has become unperturbed. But again, to look at the pictures of the world in a travel magazine is a feeling beyond comparison. Imagine for a second – opening a magazine, breathing in the aroma of those glossy pages and then diving head-first into those dreamy pictures and wonderfully crafted stories. For a Bibliophile, this is what the sweet nectar of heaven must taste like!

They are the plane, the train, and the road. The very destination and the very journey. They are home!!! With that thought, we curate for you a list of top travel magazines in India.

Here are 9 Travel Magazines You must grab now

#1 National Geographic Traveller

Since 1988 magazines have been focusing on real travel for real people. They stand true to their tag line of “Nobody knows the world better” for they bring in a flavor of tested expertise, unparalleled access, and local connections. They indulge in authentic storytelling with stunning photographs to corroborate the facts. It aims at making traveling sustainable for everyone and hence encourages people to travel without being daunted by the fear of the unknown.

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The magazine aims at capturing the essence of the place to inspire the readers to curate the trips to suit one’s requirement, make memories and come back with amazing memories. On a philanthropic side, the magazine reinvests 27% of its proceeds to help fund the conservation and education efforts of National Geographic Society.

#2 Travel + Leisure India

The Travel + Leisure India, commonly known as the T+L is a travel magazine with its global headquarters in New York City. It is published 12 times in a year and boasts a readership of approximately 4.8 million. It is renowned for its tasteful photography and smooth writing style. The magazine focuses on the luxury travel market with its highlight of super models lounging in tasteful hotels and resorts.

All in all, T+L is the leading force in the print and digital space for the unquenchable urbane traveler. It is surely the go to for some classy and inspiring travel lifestyle content.

#3 Conde Nast Traveller India

Conde Nast Traveller India is one stop solution for the latest luxury travel ideas. It is celebrated for highest quality content for the world’s most influential audience. Branded for its quirky, contemporary, trendy and all-encompassing style of writing, the magazine has surely made its mark in India’s travelling circuit.

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Rich and vivid pictures blended with uber classy writing style, help captivate and sustain the attention of the reader with ease. Information on anything and everything related to travel under the sun is at the reader’s disposal. The niche segment on pioneers and the adventure junkies keep the reader’s glued.

#4 Lonely Planet India

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Lonely Planet India specifically caters to the travel needs of Indians. The magazine gives intricate information ranging from destination advice to travel planning to hotels, food and every other knick-knack specific to the destination.

The magazine also boasts of a Q&A section specially designed to cater to the needs of the travelers of every type. The reviews provided in the magazine for a particular property is allegedly unbiased and a genuine & personal review of the writer. Well the cherry on the top is that the pages are forest friendly. Definitely a win-win situation for all!!!

#5 Outlook Traveller

With approximately 15 years and 175 issues, the magazine, Outlook Traveller has gained a lot of ground in terms of loyal and committed readership. Being one of the premier travel magazines in India, it aims to showcase the world to its readers at the comfort of their home and the flip of pages.


A team of enthusiastic adventure seekers cum writers and contributors makes it an interesting read every time you grab a copy. The stunning pictures, crazy adventures, and true tales surely make it worth all your time

#6 Discover India

Discover India is one of India’s oldest and established travel magazines. It has been credited for offering adept advice to the “wanderlusting” Indians since 1988. Discover India caters to the needs of both the luxury seekers and the adventure seekers alike. The magazine is for sure a visual feast with beguiling photographs from all over.

The magazine is sure to transport you into a trace and help you get lost in a sprawling city or be perched high up on a mountainside. It is an adventure book and truly captures the true vibes of the place, its people and effervescent colors of the nation.


#7 Go Now Magazine

Go Now Magazine is like the ‘tinder’ of the travel magazine world. The magazine has close to 13 years of experience in matching people with destinations and packaging. Have a destination, type of travel and budget in mind, this magazine is sure to offer you the most exquisite locations both on and off the grid!


The magazine outshines other magazines by categorizing its travel according to the nature of travel. It offers well-articulated articles to help you make the right choice for every occasion. Another feather on the cap is the chance of finding an on-going offer being offered on some destination or property. It truly gives the reader, “the customer is the king” feels. Defined, clear-cut information and reader-friendly presentation make it go to for every category of the information seeker.

#8 Today’s Traveller


Today’s Traveller takes every ounce of effort required from its end to present its readers with the perfect travel magazine. The magazine has a special knack for the adventure junkies. It encourages the changer drivers of the travel, tourism, hospitality and aviation industries. The magazine maintains its niche its high quality content and strict editorial standard. Oh, and yes, this is the only Indian magazine to win the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold award four times.

#9 Wanderlust India

With nine tourism awards to its credit, Wanderlust India has outshone all other travel magazines. ‘Wanderlust’, true to its literal meaning is a magazine for the brave, the shy, the eccentric, the traditional, the curious, the challengers and the adventure seekers all alike. The magazine describes the treasures of India in such lucidity that they appear to be both well-known and obscure. Whether you wish to climb mountains, explore sanctuaries, or even follow a food trail, you’ll find all the information here.


Hope this carefully curated list of top nine travel magazine in India will inspire the globe-trotter in you. If you need help with planning a trip to any of these places, feel free to reach out to us on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram. We will surely help you with all we can and take you #AageSeRight.

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American Racing April 2, 2019 - 11:13 am

It really seems a must to get at least a magazine or two! There are so much for India to offer, planning to to get these places effectively would maximize the time and effort.

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Ash February 17, 2020 - 12:12 pm

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Roland Fernandez March 11, 2020 - 1:00 pm

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