Rajasthan Heritage Hotel: Bhainsrorgarh Fort Near Bundi

When traveling in Rajasthan, the best way to experience the unique history and culture of this fascinating place is to stay in boutique Heritage Hotels. Bhainsrorgarh Fort is the perfect oasis if your path takes you to the less-touristy eastern part of the state of Rajasthan. Dramatically perched over the shimmering Chambal river, on a steep […]

The Farm Jaipur: Eclectic Art Hotel in Rajasthan

The Farm Jaipur Hotel is a green and peaceful 6-hectare retreat only 30 mins from the vibrant and bustling city of Jaipur, India. The Farm Jaipur is largely constructed from spare parts and salvaged furniture from the family’s old palace, which was dismantled in advance of a major dam-building project. Here everything from the palace’s old […]

Ananda Himalayas: spa, yoga and meditation near Rishikesh

Ananda Himalayas is situated in the town of Narendranagar, in the state of Uttaranchal, close to the cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar. It  is positioned in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the river Ganga as it meanders into the distance.  Ananda Himalayas serves as a retreat and focuses on traditional Indian wellness regimes of […]

Leela Palace New Delhi: new luxury hotel in the diplomatic quarter

If you are going to New Delhi, check out the Leela Palace New Delhi, the first upscale hotel built from the ground up in the city in 15 years. Located in the diplomatic area of the capital, this hotel, styled like a palace, is an impressive building filled with immense white columns, lush plant life and […]

India’s air pollution worse than China’s

In the previous post, we warned you about the foul air in China’s cities where levels of air pollution are so high that breathing is extremely hazardous to your health. People who have respiratory illnesses and chronic asthma are advised not to spend a lot of time in Beijing. What I did not know is […]

Purity: exquisitely designed boutique hotel in Kerala, India

The Malabar House group has opened its newest boutique hotel called Purity, overlooking Lake Vembanad at its widest point.  Along with excellent views, distinctive artwork and antiques fill the secluded space with only six bedrooms. All of Malabar’s hotels showcase the finest of contemporary and traditional South Indian art, culture, and heritage. There are four […]

The Rasa Resort in Jaipur: luxury camp within Amber Fort

Located near Jaipur, Rajasthan, this unique accommodation at the Rasa Resort is a 500 square foot tent (about 46 square metres) that pairs luxury with a strong contemporary aesthetic. Each tent is meticulously detailed with quality materials and sensual elements. The tents have large bay windows with a light filtering latticework and a high ceiling […]