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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…

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‘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…

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…

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…