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

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

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

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

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

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

In Nature’s Cradle

A retreat at Nimba Nature Cure, Gujarat, is all about healing the body, mind and soul Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati Welcomed by the breeze, swaying trees and lots of sunshine, this 100-acre retreat turns out to be haven for my tired body and exhausted soul. Located on the Ahmedabad-Mehsana expressway, it promises to be an antidote to the pain around my neck and shoulders. … Continue reading In Nature’s Cradle

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

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

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

How to Choose Your Next Holiday Resort

The idea of a looming vacation makes most people feel happy and excited. But when it comes to putting your idea into fruition, it can become a stressful time. When choosing where to spend your hard-earned money, there are some things to consider.  Take a look at these five criteria for choosing your next holiday resort destination: The Budget Before you even begin looking at … Continue reading How to Choose Your Next Holiday Resort