River in Tirthan, Himachal Pradesh, India

Treat Yourself To A Holiday At Tirthan Anglers’ Retreat

Ever thought of sitting by the river and looking for fish? Or having a drink as the river flows by? Or simply sleeping in a room in the middle of the natural world and all the services at your beck and call? Try going to Tirthan Anglers’ Retreat. Equipped with all the amenities of the modern world, this 6-room retreat is a bliss seeker’s delight. … Continue reading Treat Yourself To A Holiday At Tirthan Anglers’ Retreat

Morning at birthplace of Radha in Barsana, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India

Experience The Magic Of Braj At Nidhivan Sarovar Portico In Vrindavan

Live music, sattvic cuisine, massages, and facials, that’s what a stay at this cosy and colourful hotel in Vrindavan has to offer. While the 68-room hotel is located quite close to the city’s main temples, it is still a haven for the area is not crowded. There’s gym, light, fresh food, strong Wi-Fi, and live music on the weekends during dinner. There’s also a shop … Continue reading Experience The Magic Of Braj At Nidhivan Sarovar Portico In Vrindavan

Villagers come to collect wood in Corbett Tiger Reserve, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India

Plan A Vacay At The Golden Tusk, Corbett

Imagine lolling by the pool, as kids are out in a cool room busy watching a movie or learning some new art? Well, that could be a reality at The Golden Tusk. A family-owned resort, it’s quite close to the Jhirna and Dhela gates of the Corbett National Park. Safaris need to be booked in advance.   From the time you enter the gate, you … Continue reading Plan A Vacay At The Golden Tusk, Corbett

Spotted deers, Safari from Bijrani gate, Corbett Tiger Reserve, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India

Closer To Stars & The Wildlife: Stay At Lebua In Corbett

Ever thought of watching the stars lying on the forest ground? Here’s your chance. Step into lebua Corbett and watch the birds, tuskers, the moon, the star, and more. Unlike many resorts in the Corbett National Park zone, this one is located ‘somewhere in the middle of nowhere’. I mean it’s surrounded by forests and there are fewer people in this part. With 44 cottage-like … Continue reading Closer To Stars & The Wildlife: Stay At Lebua In Corbett

Orchard Resort, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

Plan A Luxurious Retreat At Orchard Resort In Pushkar

Green is a luxury in Rajasthan. But when greens combine with good food and luxury tents, it is heavenly. This is the world of Orchard Resort— 15 luxury tents are pegged in the middle of amla trees, hence the name orchard. With no sense of boundaries, the resort is a cosy place with little room for loud noises and city stress. Patches with vegetables and … Continue reading Plan A Luxurious Retreat At Orchard Resort In Pushkar

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Plan A Stay At Seyfert Sarovar Portico in Dehradun

Sometimes the most common incident becomes a really chilled-out experience. And that’s what happened with me at Dehradun. Known as a slow, boring town where youngsters study and old people live, I went to this beautiful city without any expectations. But was surprised to see the buzz; also it’s the capital of Uttarakhand. And the hotel is located on the Haridwar bypass road. Considering the … Continue reading Plan A Stay At Seyfert Sarovar Portico in Dehradun

Watermelon juice at Naad Wellness, Sonipat, Haryana

Head to Naad Wellness Centre for a holistic rejuvenation

Three nights, healthy diet, and lots of massages, that’s ‘Naad Experience’ for you. And what you bring back – a decidedly lighter, brighter new you! Add discipline to this too. Naad Wellness comes as a surprise. Unlike most wellness centres with wooden huts and dark interiors, this one looks more like a five-star hotel. A green entrance, green and wooden interiors, the place is another … Continue reading Head to Naad Wellness Centre for a holistic rejuvenation

Enjoy An Instaworthy Vacay At Clarks Amer, Jaipur

The oldest 5-star in Jaipur offers an array of spots where you get the perfect pictures. Quite close to the Gandhinagar railway station and the airport, this hotel has an arty feel. A warm welcome and colourful lobby brighten up the day. The velvet sofas with brightly coloured cushions are quite an eye-catcher. Even as you check-in, just hang around a while to enjoy the … Continue reading Enjoy An Instaworthy Vacay At Clarks Amer, Jaipur

Retreat To Lake Nahargarh Palace In Rajasthan & Unwind

Ever thought of leaving the world for a few days and living on an island? Or in the middle of a lake? No, no, nothing fancy like The Blue Lagoon, Castaway or George in the Jungle, something simpler and closer home. There is a private lake in Rajasthan that offers some ‘me’ moments. Even I was surprised to find water and privacy in the state … Continue reading Retreat To Lake Nahargarh Palace In Rajasthan & Unwind

Marigold Sarovar Portico, Mashobra, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

The Call Of The Hills: Marigold Sarovar Portico, Mashobra

Shimla is  Delhi’s crowded cousin. Once the summer capital of the British, it is now choc-a-block with cars and noise. For those who still dream of a clean, green holiday in the hills, the nearby villages promise a happy vacation. Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati I experienced one at this modern yet quaint hotel. Sloping roofs and colourful flowers line its driveway. Nothing ostentatious, just … Continue reading The Call Of The Hills: Marigold Sarovar Portico, Mashobra

Villagers come to collect wood in Corbett Tiger Reserve, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India

Meeting The Tribals In Corbett National Park

Probably one of India’s most famous national parks, Jim Corbett National Park, is home to many species of flora and fauna. All of us might not spot the magnificent big cat, but the forest offers many more exciting experiences. Picture courtesy: Google This was one of my most thrilling journeys. I had been invited to review the huge Ford Endeavour. And it was going to … Continue reading Meeting The Tribals In Corbett National Park

Aarti at Kesi Ghat, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India

Dance Of Colours In Vrindavan

Home to the blue god, Krishna, and his spiritual consort, Radha, Vrindavan is where you can see the many shades of life.  Words & photos: Ambica Gulati A year round destination, Vrindavan is probably a search for the love that Krishna and Radha stand for. But for me, it was just a weekend to unwind with a spa, facial, vegetarian cuisine, and generally forget the world, for … Continue reading Dance Of Colours In Vrindavan