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Lake Pichola’s Floating Palaces

Lake Pichola is a freshwater lake created in 1362 AD by the romantic city of Udaipur, chosen by rulers as the site of numerous grand palaces for its rolling hills and beautiful sunsets. Several islands on the lake […]

Moonlight Square, Delhi’s oldest bazaar

Chandni Chowk, or Moonlight Square, is one of the largest and oldest bazaars in India, designed over 400 years ago by Jahan Ara, the daughter of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The market originally featured canals […]

Exploring the Vibrant Streets of Havana

The opening of Cuba to American tourists is a rare opportunity for many travel veterans to experience a truly new destination, nearly unseen for a generation. Gate 1 Travel passenger Kim (@nycnurse) recently returned from a week-long jaunt […]

Land of Fire & Ice

Where but Iceland can you relax in a hot spring and hike a glacier in one day? Iceland is split between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which are slowly separating each year. This […]

Kerala’s Mystical, Magical Backwaters

Kerala’s Mystical, Magical Backwaters Kerala is one of India’s smallest provinces, but it’s big on discovery and magnificent natural wonders. Nestled in the southwestern corner of India, it stretches 370 miles at the Malabar Coast […]

An Intimate Glimpse of Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was one of India’s most seminal figures. Discovery Tours small groups learn more about him during a visit to the Gandhi Memorial Museum in Madurai, one of five museums throughout the country dedicated […]

Rabat, Morocco: A City of Contrasts

Nestled right between the Atlantic & the Mediterranean, Morocco is truly a crossroads of world cultures. The small kingdom of 30 million people sits at the western tip of Africa, just 7 miles from the coast […]

Staying Healthy While Traveling in Peru

While no inoculations are required, vaccination against yellow fever is recommended, especially if traveling to the Amazon or onward to Bolivia. Please consult your physician before traveling to Peru. You may encounter mosquitoes in both […]

Gate 1 Travel Announces World-Class Amazon River Cruise

Gate 1 Travel Announces World-Class Amazon River Cruise The Peruvian Amazon River has long been a favorite destination of Gate 1 travelers. For many years, guests have experienced the lush and legendary rainforest from tourist-class […]

How India’s Spices Changed the World

As you explore the city of Kochi, consider this: The “Queen of the Arabian Sea,” as the port city is known, has been exporting spices for 5,000 years. For the majority of this time, the […]