Jim Corbett with his hunt

In The Land Of Jim Corbett

Known for killing man-eater leopards and tigers of Kumaon region, Jim Corbett's legend lives on in stories of his hunting expeditions, his house and a single barrel muzzle-load gun in Choti Haldwani, a village that Corbett adopted. The Corbett family home at Kaladhungi, is now a little museum that gives glimpses of hunter-tracker-conservationist's trysts with man-eaters. Jim…

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Memories Of Luxury Stay At Fortune Resort, Port Blair

"Memories are timeless treasures of the heart" And a memory of something that happens for the first time...that particular memory is the most special. There have been quite some vacations when I have stayed in luxury resorts but it was on a vacation to Andaman Islands in January 2009 that we first splurged on our stay. For most…

Experience A Little Bit Of Punjab At Gaj Retreat Resort

Punjab, the land of five rivers, the boisterous folk music, the energetic 'Bhangra' and the never-say-die attitude of its brave men and women, reminds me also of thick creamy lassi, the sweetened buttermilk, the peaceful Gurudwaras and the sumptuous 'langar' food! And I have all the reasons to feel happy as I tasted a little…

Two Days At Le Meridien, Coimbatore

What do you do if you have two days of ultimate luxury and no work...no agenda...no meetings and no kid in tow?? YES...you make the most of it and immerse yourself in the lap of luxurious comfort....At least that is what I did! It was scorching by the time we dropped our daughter at the pick-up…

Svatma: A Heritage Resort In Heart Of Thanjavur

The white and powder pink flowers gently nod from the Chinese honeysuckle creeper resting on a bluish pillar....the faint smell lingering in the air...the sound of gurgling water in the heart of town distracts you and a sideways glance satisfies your curiosity and surprise as you spot stone spouts disgorging clear water in a stone…

Meandering Through Manali

The inky blackness swallowed up all that came in its way.....the deep valley was dark and eerily silent as our lonely car trundled up the winding road...tired and desperately wanting to crawl into a warm bed,  I still sat alert clutching at the door, fearing the worst as the midnight crept upon our car on that hill-side.…

Cat’s Eye Restaurant, Diu

By the time we finished visiting few of the places at Diu, the sun was high up and we were famished. A quick surfing threw up some names claiming to serve authentic Portuguese cuisine and then some more. I usually prefer to find out choices in area specific authentic cuisine, but anything beyond the regular fish and poultry dish…

Kostamar Beach Resort: A Review

The fact that town of Diu is very small with only a hand-full of people arriving at its airport, was reiterated at the arrival lounge that had no conveyor belt to bring our luggage...instead two men hand-transported bags. As we made our way out of airport , at a distance the sea shimmered silver under the white ball of…

Appearances can be deceiving : Shree Vilas- Vilas by the Lake

I am not an greatest luxury kind of traveller...I don't look for a laaavish spread of food, the scented pillows, personal masseuse, butlers or cool wine bottles served in wine buckets.....but I need at least a nice clean bed, a functioning wash room and warm breakfast when I book a room for my vacation  anywhere. En-route to a long…