Indians are taking over the world with their travel adventures. From Antarctica to Russia, Patagonia to Galapagos, Indians are searching for new places and checking off items from their bucket lists. Among the major music festivals held all over the world, Coachella is often on top of the lists to go experience. With the 2018 edition kicking off on April 13, here's all you need to know if you're heading there:
Where and when will it be held?
Coachella is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio and the dates are April 13-22, 2018
How to get there?
Consider flying in to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) instead of Palm Springs International. Not
only is it cheaper, Coachella also offers shuttles from LAX to the festival. LAX is the fourth-busiest airport
in the world and for good reason! From expedited customs entry kiosks and exclusive lounges to
complimentary makeovers and express massages, there are plenty of ways for travelers to live it up like
a celebrity at LAX. With a valid boarding pass for same-day departure, travelers can go into any LAX
terminals and explore a wide range of dining, retail and lounge options. From India, there are umpteen daily flights from major cities but none non-stop yet. However, Air India plans to launch a non-stop from Delhi to Los Angeles soon!
Who are the headliners?
Just some of the biggest names in the music industry - BeyoncÃ©, Eminem and The Weeknd just to name a few.
What else to do at the festival?
Apart from the headlines, top-billing artists include ODESZA, Portugal the Man, St. Vincent, Cardi B, Miguel, HAIM, Tyler the Creator, alt-J, Fleet Foxes, Post Malone, Migos, David Byrne, Kygo, The War on Drugs, SZA, A Perfect Circle, Jamiroquai and Vince Staples.
Don't worry, you won't go hungry. With well over 100 food vendors present, Coachella doesn’t disappoint when it comes to eating options. From tacos to burgers, Thai to dumplings, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are available.
Important things to remember
Carry water and use plenty of sunscreen! Label all belongings, including your phones and wallets. Also, pre-decide on a meeting point with your friends/family. That way nobody gets lost even if phones die!
After enjoying Coachella, sightsee in Los Angeles before heading home. There's so much to! Right from paying homage at the Grammy Museum to catching a rooftop film in Hollywood, shop and discover eating places at one of the most eclectic cities in the world!
So what are you waiting for? Head to Coachella now!