Category: India

Statements from Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces & Oberoi Hotels and Resorts

The websites of both Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces and Oberoi Hotels and Resorts carry statements on the current tragedy in Mumbai. From Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces: MUMBAI SITUATION UPDATE Everyone at Taj Hotels is greatly saddened by the recent act of terrorism. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of all those […]

Detailed update: Mumbai attacks on the Taj Mahal Palace, the Oberoi and other locations

Detailed update: Mumbai attacks on the Taj Mahal Palace, the Oberoi and other locations

More news on the terrible attacks in Mumbai is beginning to emerge.   Seven simultaneous attacks have been reported,  including attacks on The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Mumbai  and The Oberoi Mumbai.   Other tourist targets have included one of India’s busiest railway stations, the  Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and the Leopold Café.   The […]

Tragic news from India

There is tragic news from India today.   Attacks on a number of hotels in Mumbai have seen gunmen burst in, killing people (more than 80 have been reported dead) and looking to take British and American passport holders as hostages.   The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower – which is currently on fire as […]

CC Africa becomes &BEYOND

CC Africa becomes &BEYOND

CC Africa –  a company that established a reputation for luxury lodges and safaris across Africa – has grown beyond its African borders – with expansion into India and Latin America –  and changed its name accordingly. From now on, CC Africa becomes &BEYOND.

Diwali, India

Diwali, India

On the 28th October 2008 Diwali is celebrated for five continuous days, with the third day being celebrated as the main Diwali or as the ‘Festival of Lights’. Fireworks are always associated with this festival with the main day celebrated with people lighting candles, diyas, all around their house. India is a kaleidoscope of sights, […]

Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards 2008

Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards 2008

It’s that time of year once again when Travel+Leisure releases its World’s Best Awards. I haven’t had time to study them in detail just yet, but have noted that Singita Sabi Sand at Kruger has taken top spot in the World’s Best Hotels section, up one place from last year. Second is Oberoi Rajvilas in […]

She is the Taj, Goa

The third of 3 videos from Taj.

She is the Taj, Rajasthan

The second in a series of 3 videos from Taj. Come back tomorrow for the next one.

She is the Taj, Kerala

The first in a series of 3 videos from Taj. Come back tomorrow for the next one.

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Kevin May is editor of Travolution, an industry-focussed magazine for online travel and division of Reed Business Information.   It consists of a blog, e-news service and a physical magazine, and is a leader in its field with an advisory board that comprises some  of the biggest names in the travel industry. What is it […]

Where to go green - in luxury

Where to go green – in luxury

MSNBC has run an article on luxury lodges with an ecological oritentation. With the help of Forbes Traveler, they cite the follow places as their picks for 2008: Black Rock Lodge, Belize The Lodge at Sun Ranch, Montana Savute Under Canvas, Botswana Arenas del Mar, Costa Rica Baghvan, India Centro Ecológico Sian Ka’an (CESiaK), Mexico […]

The Golden Chariot: India's newest luxury train

The Golden Chariot: India’s newest luxury train

India’s ‘hot on the rails’ newest luxury train not only provides exquisite on-board luxury for its guests, but it will cater for those who like to keep fit on holiday as well as at home. The Golden Chariot boasts  a fully equipped gymnasium to keep up on the step-machine, as well as an Ayurveda Spa […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Asia, according to Tripadvisor

Layana Resort and Spa –  Ko Lanta, Thailand Shangri-La Hotel –  Singapore Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – Rangali Island, Maldives Tongsai Bay Cottages & Hotel – Ko Samui, Thailand Oriental Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand Lebua at State Tower – Bangkok, Thailand Oberoi Amarvilas – Agra, India Kurumba Maldives – North Male Atoll, Maldives Royal Park […]

A 'Tiger' Château in India

A ‘Tiger’ Château in India

CC Africa‘s  and Taj Safaris‘ first jungle safari lodge in India, Mahua Kothi, is one of the first of just three hotels in India to be awarded prestigious Relais & Châteaux membership – and this after only one year of operation. Adjacent to Bandhavgarh National Park, the Lodge consists of 12 luxurious kutiyas (jungle suites) […]

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

iExplore, named the Best Adventure Travel Website by Forbes Magazine and Travel + Leisure, has announced a list of top 10 world travel destinations as determined by purchases made by adventure and experiential travellers.   Egypt retains its number one spot, but South Africa jumps to the number 2 spot (from 19th position the year […]

The rich wildlife of Madhya Pradesh

The rich wildlife of Madhya Pradesh

Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Panna have won the ‘Best Maintained Tourist Friendly National Parks’ award, a national award given by the Government of India’s Ministry of Tourism. Why not have an unforgettable break and explore the timeless magic of Madhya Pradesh’s jungles, known as the Tiger State of India and also where the inspiration for the […]