Grand Dragon Hotel, Leh

Luxurious Retreat In Ladakh: The Grand Dragon

If you are hoping for a luxurious stay in the amazing and gorgeous and yet difficult terrain of Ladakh, Grand Dragon Hotel, the first and only luxury hotel at Leh ticks all the right boxes. I first visited Leh-Ladakh in the year 2000. The things were pretty less tourist oriented back then. This year I…

Siang River

Abor Country River Camp By The Mighty Siang River

What do you do for adventure? Trekking? Scuba Diving? Rappeling? Or Water Rafting? If it is water rafting that makes your heart thump with excitement, you must be thinking of Rishikesh... But AborCountry River Camp in Arunachal Pradesh on the banks of mighty, furious and expansive Siang River right in the middle of a forest…

resort reception

Fazlani Nature’s Nest

Sitting along the back waters of Andra dam and Indrani river is the vast property of Fazlani Nature's Nest among the hills and green environs a little away from Pune on way to Lonavala. The well landscaped resort boasts of 13 villas, a grand dining space, a wellness center, stable and sand track for horses…

Shikwa Haveli's Verandah

‘Shikwa’ Heritage Homestay, Kaatha Village

When childhood memories begin to nudge and coax to act, a Haveli is born at Kaatha village near Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh.  On a trip with fellow members of Travel Correspondents and Bloggers Group to village on outskirts of Delhi, I stayed at Shikwa Heritage Homestay. The Haveli in its present stage has literally risen…

Jackson Inns, Phaltan

Amidst Sun And Sugarcane: Serenity At Jackson Inn, Phaltan

What do you do when you travel to a destination with miles of sugarcane fields flanking the road and the horizon is dotted with gigantic windmills? The first thing I wanted was to drink fresh 'Ganne ka Ras' or cold pressed sugarcane juice, a childhood indulgence. My secret desire was granted at Jackson Inns, Phaltan…

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…

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…