Category: India

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 […]

Tranquility Bay Resort, Ambergris Caye

10 things to learn while you travel

Experiential travel is the best kind – and what better way to get under a destination’s skin than by learning a new skill under the guidance of local experts? From cooking and dancing to surfing and diving, via a multitude of handicrafts, here are some suggestions for educational, practical activities to try out on your […]

5 of the most indulgent luxury high teas of India and Sri Lanka

5 of the most indulgent luxury high teas of India and Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka are home to some of the most remarkable hotels; from grand palaces that are now luxury properties to heritage icons immaculately restored. Yet often travel itineraries are tightly packed with activities and sightseeing with too little time to stop and enjoy the places we are visiting, the fabulous hotels we are […]

5 of the best visual festivals to see in India

5 of the best visual festivals to see in India

India is a visually stimulating destination with colourful scenes at every corner. It is also a land rich in culture and religion and some of the best sights are to be had at one of the many festivals held throughout the year. The list below focuses on the public displays that are best for visitors […]

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6 of Asia’s best secret gems

Secret gems are little-known, slightly different boltholes, which provide a truly lovely off-the-radar experience for travellers. From quirky estates in Southern India to English country cottages in Burma, we’ve rounded up six of our favourite hideaways which will be sure to offer something a little special for your next holiday… Secrets are for sharing after […]

Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal

The best places to travel to this season

Whether you’re seeking wildlife spectacles, otherworldly scenery or the buzz of a festival, there is a wide range of options for travelling to a new destination this season. We’ve listed ten of the best places to visit at this time of year to help you plan your next spring-summer adventure. Australia’s Ningaloo Marine Park While […]