With its lush green lawns spread generously along the banks of the Ganges, spacious and elegantly styled rooms, and all the amenities that take a trip from good to great, Amatra Hotels in Rishikesh has raised the standard for resorts
Nestled in a village called Chandelao, 40 kilometres from Jodhpur, is a haveli where once resided the landowners of the area. Now, it's wrought-iron gate, studded with orange bougainvilleas, is the grand entrance to a heritage hotel. You enter into
Perched atop a tiny hillock on a mountain is Himalayan View Retreat- a hotel built during the Colonial times when Nainital and its surrounding areas were one of the main stations for British governors- including Jim Corbett, whose stories of
Walking past a board marked "Private Property" we found ourselves in the midst of a clearing between shrubs, trees and saplings, where a teal-and-white cottage stood. It was a little removed from the main Club Mahindra property, in the vicinity
A hike, a little mist and a couple rolling pine cones away is a clearing in the wilderness, called Jilling Terraces. Once an apple orchard, Jilling is a hill adorned with many terraces that now serve as homes and hideaways.
The go-to summer destination for anyone living within or around 200 kms of Delhi, saw its worst tourist season yet, with water shortage forcing Shimla to shut its doors to visitors for 2 weeks. Heavy construction, hour-long jams in the
2017 was a year of firsts. When a generally lazy person like me takes on a trek- however amateur- the result can be surprisingly refreshing. I expected nothing short of breathlessness, broken limbs and eventual defeat. While all of this
I found myself in Kasol after years of enthusiastic friends recommending it for the food and view (among other obvious things). Perhaps it was the hype, but Kasol did little to attract my fancy. The trek from Kasol to Kheerganga
Kasol has little allure for me as a traveller- a realisation I came to after spending 2 days at the hill station. With strong undertones of marijuana, blaring psychedelic/house music, Kasol lacks everything that one seeks in a peaceful tucked-away-in-the-mountains
The trek to Kheerganga begins at Barshaini, which is also the drop-off point for buses from Kasol and for private cars. Barshaini is approximately an hour's drive from Kasol, and it parts in two directions- the first towards Kheerganga and
Weekend Getaways are growing on us all, with mini-vacations become a winning trend among the hard working young corporates of today. Staying at luxury hotels is unwinding, but it lacks the charm and character of travelling to a new place.
On a blogging trip last month, we drove along the all-too-familiar roads leading to Corbett National Park. Memories of a childhood spent singing parodies to Bollywood songs with best friends came flooding back. There's something so familiar about the wind,