India

A bullock-cart ride, angling, and tips on sustainable farming at Saguna Baug

Mumbai, the dream of a Gandhian freedom fighter lives on. Saguna Baug, spread over 16 acres of verdure in neral, is the legacy of harikaka Bhadsavle, who believed in self-sufficient farming today his son runs this sustainable aggro-tourism farm with the same ideology. Being interested in agro tourism, I...

A Kerala back water cruise for tourists in a hurry

The boat service is dying out, you know,” says raju, the driver of the auto rickshaw I am in. We’re careening through the predawn darkness of Kottayam, heading towards the “boat station” at Kanjiram. I’ve just told him that i plan to take a public ferry from Kanjiram to...

First next generation Park Inn by Radisson opens in India

At the Park Inn by Radisson® Bilaspur Gurgaon, you can concentrate on  your work and let us take care of the rest Travellers to Delhi and Gurgaon now have a  new, stylish destination to rest their weary heads. India’s first next generation Park  Inn by Radisson® hotel has opened...

Travelling with Goa’s Mandovi River as It Flows into the Arabian Sea

I moved to Goa a few months ago and settled in Miramar in Panjim, close to the place where the Mandovi River merges with the Arabian Sea. Sitting on the beach one day, I wondered which part was river and which the sea. I thought about the myths associated...

Big City Life with the Taj Hotel

When a place you visit leaves its imprint in your heart you know its memory will last forever. A holiday at the Taj hotels around the world is a promise of this everlasting bond. All the city lights From the brightest neon lights of Times Square to iconic buildings...

Subcontinent Style Jaipur’s craft heritage (zardozi)

From Gem cutters to weavers, artisans have long been synonymous with India’s Pink City,but Jaipur’s craft heritage continues to evolve, In recent years, Western designers have immigrated here and are learning from and employing skilled locals. Swedish-born Sophia Edstrand discovered the centuries-old zardozi embroidery technique while wandering the city’s...

A Heritage of Gems & Jewels Embellished & Embraced

On the outskirts of Rajasthan’s Pink City, a stunning new resort takes its cues from Jaipur’s gem-cutting heritage Jaipur’s Jantar Mantar Observatory, An 18th-Century sculpture garden of massive astronomical instruments, informs the shape of things at Devi Ratn (deviresorts.in; doubles from US$350), the second hotel by Devi Resorts’, Anupam Poddar...

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