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5 South India experiences, away from the crowds

5 South India experiences, away from the crowds

With a diverse array of natural riches; golden sand beaches, colourful temples, colonial heritage and diverse wildlife, South India has many fantastic experiences on offer. Its popularity as a destination is a blessing and a curse. Whilst visitors have contributed to the prosperity of local communities, the sights have become more congested and iconic places […]

Maharajas Express

India’s 3 best luxury trains

Journeying through India can be a heady mix of dust, noise and crowds. Step on board a train and you enter a world of attentive service, gilded dining cars and parlour games in the bar. Once only used by maharajas and dignitaries, a selection of trains now run itineraries from three to seven nights to […]

5 reasons to visit Oberoi's new Sukhvilas in India... soon!

5 reasons to visit Oberoi’s new Sukhvilas in India… soon!

With the new year just begun, many of us are thinking about where we will travel to in 2017.  One hotel that should be on your to-visit list is Sukhvilas – the new luxury property from Oberoi in the Indian city of Chandigarh. Chandigarh is a gateway to the Himalayan town of Shimla. And while […]

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Here’s where the best New Year’s Eve celebrations were around the world

Another year has gone and there were some incredible festivities around the world. If your New Year’s Eve ended in the usual anti climax of queues and busy crowds in the same bar you go to all year, then why not plan something different to see out 2017? If you fancy planning a more exotic […]

Neemrana Fort Palace

India’s top 3 boutique hotel chains

The luxury traveler to and within India has long been spoilt for choice in accommodation, with a slew of iconic city and palace hotels, contemporary havelis and wildlife tented camps and lodges operated by the ubiquitous names in the luxury travel industry – Taj Hotels and Palaces, Oberoi, Aman, Leela. India’s renowned sense of warm […]

5 reasons to cruise India’s mighty Brahmaputra River

5 reasons to cruise India’s mighty Brahmaputra River

Being a regular visitor to India for more than 20 years, I am often looking for the new and the unexplored. And I know that for many travellers who have been traversing the globe for equally as long and longer – there’s a value placed on experiences that are unique and travel that has a […]

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5 travel experiences you didn’t know existed

Much of the joy of travel stems from experiencing something new, stumbling upon the unexpected and seeing a place in a new light. While seeing iconic sites is all part of your journey, the best memories often come from trying things that are out of the ordinary. Here, we’ve listed five experiences that you may […]

The world's best curry: 6 unmissable Indian restaurants

The world’s best curry: 6 unmissable Indian restaurants

India is a country that is best enjoyed when the traveller makes full use of all his senses. The kaleidoscopic colours of a Hindu temple, the hot sugar smell of jabeli being fried at a roadside stall, the laughter and shouts of a billion people busying about their lives. More than anything, India is a […]

Get ready for Holi Festival 2017

Get ready for Holi Festival 2017

In 2017 the Holi Festival will be celebrated on Monday 13th March. Otherwise known as the Festival of Colours, Holi is fast becoming one of the most sought after experiences for foreign visitors, especially photographers. In this article we look at the essential elements to plan your own trip. Destination The first step in planning […]

Top 5 characterful hotels in Asia

Top 5 characterful hotels in Asia

I am not a big fan of generic luxury hotels. I rarely travel for the sake of a hotel but some are an exception. If a property genuinely speaks to the region, says something about where it is and is an interactive place to be then I’ll travel to experience it. In short: it’s when […]

 5 photographs that are guaranteed to make you visit India's magical Far North

5 photographs that are guaranteed to make you visit India’s magical Far North

Having returned recently from the Far North of India, we are reminded of its incredible beauty and all the reasons why its worth making the journey to this more remote part of India. With clear blue skies, snow-capped mountain peaks and beautiful countryside – India’s Far North is a photographer’s paradise. Already loved by trekkers […]

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Our pick of India’s palaces-turned-hotels

India’s succession of powerful dynasties and empires has a complex story, but each leader had one thing in common – a fondness for decadent architecture. Expensive to run and almost impossible for their builders to maintain, many of these important palaces have now been lovingly turned into befittingly opulent hotels. We’ve chosen some of the […]

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Top 6 Winter sun destinations

As the nights draw in and the clouds roll over, it’s all too tempting to head off to warmer, sunnier climes. Many destinations come into their own during our winter months, offering sunbathing and snorkeling, as well as cultural experiences and wildlife encounters. We’ve put together a few of the best places to visit for […]

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Top 5 luxury boutique hotel chains in Asia

Asia is home to some of the luxury hospitality and hotel industry’s most iconic names, from The Peninsula to Mandarin Oriental, Taj to Oberoi, and Shangri-La to Banyan Tree; you may even have heard of or stayed at some of the more boutique chains such as Alila, with their iconic pools, to Aman, with their […]

 4 scrumptious restaurants in India worth travelling for

4 scrumptious restaurants in India worth travelling for

Most of us have had some experience with Indian food – butter chicken, tandoori bread, dal and rice – to name a few of the better known dishes. And most of us tend to have preconceived ideas about what Indian food is. But if you are about to travel to India, especially to its major […]

India's hidden golf courses - the top greens to play and how to get your best score

India’s hidden golf courses – the top greens to play and how to get your best score

When you think of India you think of the Taj Mahal, Rajasthan’s forts, beaches in Goa and houseboats in Kerala – to name just a few of the country’s draw cards. This is the well-known India. But amongst India’s best-kept secrets are its golf courses. India holds a rich golfing history and heritage many aren’t […]

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