Category: India

5 of the world's best bars with a view

5 of the world’s best bars with a view

No matter where you are in the world, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a good ol’ thirst quencher. Whether you fancy knocking back a pint of ice-cold beer or sipping on an expertly mixed martini, you won’t be able to resist our pick of the world’s best bars, all of which boast spectacular views. From […]

6 of the best… places to sleep under the stars

6 of the best… places to sleep under the stars

Living in London, surrounded by artificial light at all hours, it is easy to forget the beauty of the stars above us. But Professor Brian Cox has been doing his best to inspire Britain to look at the night sky and newspapers are filled with stories of magnificent northern lights, leaving me to wonder where […]

Top 5 things to do in Udaipur, India’s most romantic city

The enchanting Indian city of Udaipur has always charmed visitors, with its glamorous setting, rich history and grand architecture. Udaipur’s glittering lakes are the main attraction, along with its splendid palaces, narrow streets and the prominent ridges of the Aravalli Mountains stretching away in every direction. This fairy-tale like city was founded in 1559, and […]

The “Kama Sutra Temples” of Khajuraho, India

In a country with no less than seven recognized religions, there are literally thousands of temples to explore whilst visiting India. Arguably the most spectacular is the magnificent group of Hindu temples in Khajuraho, which are famed for their Kama Sutra decorations. Located in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, these temples are now a […]

5 of the best luxury hotels in India

5 of the best luxury hotels in India

When you think luxury, India is not the first destination which pops up to the mind. With a great diversity in climates, vegetation and terrain to shape it, luxury travel has taken off in a big way. However it is the local culture steeped in hospitality which lends it the character to rate it amongst […]

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

There are currently 981 World Heritage Sites worldwide. To be considered one it has to have ‘outstanding universal value’ and falls into the following sites: cultural, natural and mixed. A World Heritage Site could range from being a building, a mountain, a lake to a desert, monument, forest and even a city. Here are just […]

Photograph of the week: Reflections at the Taj Lake Palace Hotel

Photograph of the week: Reflections at the Taj Lake Palace Hotel

The Taj Lake Palace Hotel shimmers in the centre of the lake at Udaipur, Rajasthan. The magical setting is appropriate for one of the most romantic, exclusive and beautifully located hotels in India, in one of its most atmospheric cities. The hotel was used as a location for scenes in the James Bond movie Octopussy. […]

The world's smallest luxury hotel

The world’s smallest luxury hotel

After hearing that a new luxury hotel had opened on the rural outskirts of Jaipur, I was already very much intrigued. However, after learning that the resort was built in Anopura; a tiny, untouched, rural Indian village which my husband hails from, I simply had to experience it for myself. Anopura is quite possibly the […]

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Following on from our previous series where we looked at the world’s best city hotel views, we now turn our attention to the world’s most jaw dropping resort views. While city views are entirely dependent on mankind’s ability to build structures and turn buildings into art and entire cityscapes into neon-lit bright reflections of a […]

5 weird and wonderful world festivals

5 weird and wonderful world festivals

Looking for a weird and wonderful event? There are hundreds of exciting, odd and – well, plain silly – festivals around the world providing any excuse for a celebration.  Here are five weird and wonderful festivals that you definitely won’t be disappointed with.  If you have more to add, then please leave a comment! Fallas […]

The 25 best beaches in the world

The 25 best beaches in the world

Ever wondered what are considered to be the best beaches on the planet?  According to online reviewers on Tripadvisor, the best beach in the world – where even the sharks are supposedly friendly – is in Brazil. Baia do Sancho lies on the fantasy archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, just a short flight from Sao […]

Rajasthan: a glimpse inside the glamorous Oberoi Rajvilas

Rajasthan: a glimpse inside the glamorous Oberoi Rajvilas

The Oberoi Rajvilas makes for the perfect base in which to explore the exotic Indian city of Jaipur, and is arguably one of the finest resorts in Rajasthan. There are not many hotels in the world where check-in involves an elaborately painted elephant and fragrant shower of rose petals, but the Oberoi Rajvilas does not […]

Top 5 things to do in Jaipur

Top 5 things to do in Jaipur

The bustling city of Jaipur lies on the edge of Rajasthan’s Thar Desert, and is peppered with crumbling forts, royal palaces and ancient temples. It’s affectionately known as the “Pink City”, as its most prominent buildings are washed in a salmon pink colour. Jaipur is a fascinating maze of narrow alleyways, opulent palaces and grand […]

India: the best of the fairs and festivals

India: the best of the fairs and festivals

India is a feast for the senses at any time of the year. However, time your visit to coincide with one of India’s unique fairs and festivals – some traditional, some recent arrivals – and you’ll be rewarded with an intensity of colour, music, rituals, costumes and an overall sense of India at its most […]

The best luxury river cruises in the world

The best luxury river cruises in the world

If you’re the type of traveller that likes exploring a destination at a relaxed pace, one of the best ways to do this is on a river cruise. Not only does this offer a more peaceful mode of travel, it also allows you to view a country from a completely different perspective, experiencing things not […]

Photograph of the week: Untouched Leh

Photograph of the week: Untouched Leh

Leh is the gorgeous Himalayan Region sitting like a crown in the north of India. The place is undoubtedly stunning. Moreover, it is a practically untouched, pristine natural habitat. The mighty mountains change colors with the seasons while the waters are sparklingly clear. This particular snapshot manages to capture both the beauty and purity of […]

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