Tourism Bytes

Taiwan Tourism partnered with VETA (Versatile Excellence Travel Awards) Bollywood, comedy and tourism awards—it was a glitzy evening in the capital. “We have collaborated with VETA for the second time. The first was in Dubai. I hope we can create an interest in Taiwan, resulting in 20% growth in tourism from India. Fresh air and beautiful mountain resorts await the Indian visitor. We have 260 … Continue reading Tourism Bytes

Rasas of Indian Art

Felicitating the Christmas spirit, Art Spice gallery, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa in Delhi, displayed artworks by some of the best unseen works of Indian masters and contemporary artists. And it was a milestone for us Part of the inaugurating team, we met art lovers and artists. Date: November 30, 2019 – January 3, 2020Time: 10 am – 7 pm (All Days)Venue: Art Spice Gallery, … Continue reading Rasas of Indian Art

Gourmet Getaway, Sundowner, Nand Mahal Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Putting Jaipur On The Foodie Map

Forts, palaces, jewellery, the pink city is among India’s most popular destinations. And adding some zing with food is Dushyant Singh, a young restaurateur and founder of Gourmet Getaway festival Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati Rustic is a cosy, smart, casual eating place, offering many Indian delights and some innovative platters. The large coffee menu is impressive. With Jaipur being a hub for foreign and … Continue reading Putting Jaipur On The Foodie Map

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

Beautiful mountains, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India

Finding Heritage In The Hills: WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace

Red sloping roofs, yellow walls, and white corners—there’s something fairytale-like about this yellow hotel in Mussoorie. Dating back to 1836, WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace hotel has a story in every corner. And if you spend some time with its current owners, Raja Dinraj Pratap Singh and his wife, you’ll get to hear the stories and about their ancestral lineage. They live on the premises and are … Continue reading Finding Heritage In The Hills: WelcomHeritage Kasmanda Palace

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