Bodhi Tree at Bodhgaya

Bodhi Tree at Bodhgaya

Those who have ever sat for a second in the lotus position, who have pored over Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha and who dream of seeking a glimpse of enlightenment will grasp the chance to sit beneath the famous Bodhi tree of Bodhgaya. This is said to be the spot where Prince Siddhartha rested beneath…


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Ananda Spa, India: Bliss in the Himalayas - Pt 2

  At Ananda Spa, each season comes with its share of beauties – spring bursts forth with colors, summer features glorious days and balmy nights, monsoons transform it into a dreamscape, autumns are splendid, and winters clear and pure. And the natural beauty of the place is augmented by the…


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Ananda SPA, India: Bliss in the Himalayas - Pt 1

An uneventful flight, on a glorious June morning, took us to the cutesy Jolly Grant Airport, the nearest one to the destination spa we were headed to. Greeted by a chauffeur clad in pristine white with a vibrant red turban, we boarded the car which was to take us to our destination. After a good 40…


Celebrate the Holi Festival in India

Throw Color at the Holi Festival in India

Burnt spices, blood red paprika, golden stained saffron and silks of silver and blue – as soon as you set foot in India you will be blown away by the orgasmic shades of sheer color. Those who touch down during the Holi festival are in for a truly vibrant and vivacious treat as they enter a world of…


La Vita è Bella in Delhi with Artusi Ristorante

Nestled between the fertile mountains and the deep shimmering blue sea it’s no wonder the earthly beauty of  Emilia Romagna boasts one of the world’s best open air pantries. The colorful hinterlands, the cool spring waters and the soft sea breeze roll in to the charming towns where you can find a…


Darjeeling - A Taste of Old-World Charm

A little escape once in a while is what makes life a good one. On one such short luxury adventure, I arrived at Darjeeling, aptly called the Queen of Hills. Crowned by the snow-capped peaks of the Kanchenjunga, it served as the summer escape for the elite during the British Raj. And the flavor of…


Ranakpur - The Temple Town of Rajasthan

Ranakpur is a quaint town located in the district Pali in Rajasthan. The town gives a holy aura as soon as you step into the town via railway, bus or car. Every nook and corner of town has a beautiful temple dedicated to the sanctity of a distinct Godly figure. A lot of tourists, with unfulfilled…


Udaipur - The Venice of the East

Udaipur is indeed one of the most romantic cities of India for its alluring lakes and magnificent palaces making it an idyllic honeymoon destination. In fact, the visitors often get a feel of landing in the world of kings and queens the moment they enter the realms of the city. With beautiful…


Jaipur Pink City - India's Cheeky City

Jaipur, the pink city, is a fine blend of the archetypal Rajasthani culture and the royal Mughal architecture. It is one of the most well organized cities with beautiful lush green gardens, palace complex and grand courtyards. You will simply fall in love with the splendor of Rajasthani culture…


Durga Puja - The Quintessential Bengali Festival

Durgotsaav or Durga Puja – the favorite time for every Bengali across the globe – marks the triumph of good over evil. It also marks the end of monsoon and the advent of Sharot Kal (autumn season), with its bright blue skies and swaying kaash phool (kaash flowers). Ma Durga (Goddess Durga)…


Jodhpur Blue City - India's Photographic Beauty

Jodhpur is a city with rich cultural affinities! It is a land of historic Kings and Queens, great warriors and above all… royalty! It is a beautiful blend of art, culture, music, historical tales, lakes and splendid forts. One is left wishing to spare more days to see the city in its entirety as it…


Best Beach in India For Summertime Fun

Be it the tropical beaches of Goa, the holy beaches of Odisha, or the island beaches of Andaman, each facet of India’s coastline presents a unique opportunity for tourists. Want to have a relaxing vacation or an adventure trip? Whatever your wish, the attractions and activities of the beaches of…


Goa Nightlife - India's Seaside Fun

Goa is a luxury travel destination that assures partying to the core, great food, loud music, drinks on the go, astonishing beaches and tourists! No wonder, it is termed as the party capital of the country, India. Tourists from far lands don’t mind spending their holidays in this rocking…


Delhi - Must for Globetrotters

High rise buildings, metros, spell-bounding monuments and a great history to its credit… Delhi as a metropolitan city is India’s most lucrative destination for the travel freaks! Besides beautiful attractions, the city gives a heart-melting welcome to all its visitors, nevertheless the part of the…


Goa - Spa and Yoga Retreats for Jetsetters

Goa - Spa and Yoga Retreats for Jetsetters

Goa is a breathtaking destination that is ideal for people who want a rejuvenating break and to experience yoga with top instructors. Indulge in a retreat that offers a world class yoga program as well as rejuvenating spa therapy treatments. Goa is a small state located on the West coast of India.…


Five Great Examples of Indian Architecture

Five Great Examples of Indian Architecture

No trip to India would be complete without visiting the country’s many magnificent architectural edifices. To fully explore them all, it would take several days. While they are all worth a visit, if you are short on time, here are five great Indian architectural marvels you must not miss on your…


Holi Festival in Barsana - Bucket List Travel Idea for Festivity Lovers

The Holi Festival, also known as the Festival of Colors, is a very joyous festival where colored powder and colored water is thrown around like confetti at a wedding. For festival lovers this colorful charade is one of the best bucket list travel ideas. The day before the colorful festivities,…


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Park Hyatt Chennai: Perfect for Business Travelers

A new luxury Park Hyatt has plopped down next to the prestigious Governor’s residence in Chennai, India. Located only 15 minutes from the city’s domestic and international airports, the Park Hyatt Chennai is perfect for business travelers. "The opening of Park Hyatt Chennai is a great day of pride…


Sofitel Mumbai BKC - Contemporary Luxury

Sofitel Luxury Hotels combined its passion for contemporary French luxury hospitality with India’s rich tradition to launch the Sofitel Mumbai BKC. Located in Mumbai's financial district, the 302-room hotel combines an elegant lifestyle concept of cuisine and entertainment, while still meeting the…


Fairmont Jaipur Pink City Beauty

Fairmont Jaipur - Pink City Beauty

A new luxury hotel, the Fairmont Jaipur, will open in India next month. The hotel features 255 guestrooms and suites with spacious bathrooms that highlight Indian décor, but in a modern way. The exclusive luxury hotel boasts several restaurants and bars including Zarin, an Indian restaurant with…