Rainbow sushi, Sakura, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, New Delhi, India

Luxury Hotel in Central Delhi: THE METROPOLITAN HOTEL & SPA

Located in the heart of the capital in Connaught Place, this five-star hotel provides easy access to most corporate and financial centres, ministries and embassies. It offers a variety of cuisine at its award-winning restaurants, has a relaxing spa and facilities for MICE and personal events Continue reading Luxury Hotel in Central Delhi: THE METROPOLITAN HOTEL & SPA

Louis XIII cognac from the house of Rémy Cointreau

Popular Liquors & Some Experiences

Whisky/Whiskeys, Cognacs, Vodkas, Gins & Cigars…. When I was introduced to all that is found in the bars via masterclasses, events, reviews and tasting sessions 1. Whisky or Whiskey Different countries, different spelling but the liquor remains the same. The easiest way to remember this, as per https://craftybartending.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Content-Upgrade-Different-Types-of-Liquor.pdf, countries which have the letter e, spell it as whiskey—that is Ireland and America. Countries without an … Continue reading Popular Liquors & Some Experiences

The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho

Rediscover The Little Pleasures Of Khajuraho with The LaLit Temple View Khajuraho

Many people relate Khajuraho to the erotic sculptures but that just makes up 10% of the architecture of these famous temples. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temples were made between 950 and 1050 AD by the Chandela dynasty. As we happened to take a trip to the place, we were lucky to be staying near the Western group which is probably the city centre … Continue reading Rediscover The Little Pleasures Of Khajuraho with The LaLit Temple View Khajuraho

The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar, Kashmir, India

Live Like A Maharaja At This Grand Hotel In Srinagar

Imagine waking up to the sound of birds, a rising sun and snow-clad mountains. That’s what you get at this heritage hotel and more. Life here is the way the royals lived—pampered and relaxed. The grand palace was built in 1910 by Raja Pratap Singh and then his nephew, Hari Singh, used it as his winter palace. This is a place where the crème de … Continue reading Live Like A Maharaja At This Grand Hotel In Srinagar

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

Enjoying sundowners at Desert National Park, Suryagarh, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Weekend Goals: Plan A Stay At Suryagarh In Jaisalmer & Explore The Desert National Park With Your Fam

Suryagarh’s ambience and their service are spot on to kick-off a remarkable weekend experience. Suryagarh is around seven years old, an initiative by MRS Hotels, and located on the road to the famous Sam Sand Dunes. With nothing but sand and yellow stones all around, the hotel is truly a dream destination. No noise, no rush and an endless sky to gaze upon. Each and … Continue reading Weekend Goals: Plan A Stay At Suryagarh In Jaisalmer & Explore The Desert National Park With Your Fam

Mishti Doi, Amar Sonar Bangla, Baluchi, The LaLit New Delhi, India

United Eastern Flavours: Amar Sonar Bangla, Baluchi, The LaLit New Delhi

A rare treat for Delhiites, flavours from a long-gone era, when Bangladesh was a part of India, were on the platter by award-winning Chef Madhumita Mohanta The only thing that I knew about Bengali cuisine was machher jhol and rosgulla, until this fest. Popularly known as the ‘kitchen queen of India’, the Chef’s speciality is Bengali cuisine. Chef Madhumita Mohanta is the Executive Chef at … Continue reading United Eastern Flavours: Amar Sonar Bangla, Baluchi, The LaLit New Delhi

Zodiac cocktails at Hong Kong Club, Andaz, Aerocity, Delhi, India

The Hong Kong Club, Andaz, Delhi: Dusk To Dawn

With a focus on ensuring a wonderful experience and creating a destination at par with international standards, Director F& B and General Manager (Hong Kong Club) Vimal Verma shares the restaurant’s key aspects. Words: Ambica Gulati What is the USP of Andaz? Andaz is all about lifestyle luxury. With travellers becoming evolved global citizens, Andaz gives them an outstanding local experience. While a Hyatt or a … Continue reading The Hong Kong Club, Andaz, Delhi: Dusk To Dawn

Exclusive residence, The Havelis, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Suryagarh, Jaisalmer: Cupid’s Playground

The dreamy, musical journey created by this luxury boutique hotel in the arid region will make you fall in love with life. Words & photos: Ambica Gulati Sufi Night Flat on my back, I gazed at the stars as the Manganiyar troupe sang its heart out. Little frogs jumped over my feet, as I felt the music penetrating the womb of the night. I call … Continue reading Suryagarh, Jaisalmer: Cupid’s Playground

Edith, Piano, Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner: The Royal Dream Unfolds

When three people decide to take a break and land at the home of the last Maharaja of Bikaner, they get lost in the royal past and clutch on to the super hospitable present. Words & Photographs: Ambica Gulati It all started with chikunguniya. Yes, chikunguniya. Just before I was to join a new place of work, I had been writhing in pain for two … Continue reading Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner: The Royal Dream Unfolds

Zarin and Zoya at Fairmont, Jaipur

Some cuisines reflect the days of the royals, some reflect the tastes of today, some are blended to match the past with the present Words and pix: Ambica Gulati There’s something about the word royalty—the tales of princes, princess, elephants, gold, weaves, lavish palaces, exciting forts, armours and armoury, lots of revelry, dance, music, food–that makes you tingle. We didn’t find any armoury at Fairmont, … Continue reading Zarin and Zoya at Fairmont, Jaipur