Thikana: Bed and Breakfast in South New Delhi

Thikana

Thikana Bed and Breakfast in New Delhi is an excellent place for short-term (one night) or long-term stays in the city. It is very close to Gulmohar Park, one of the more pleasant areas in New Delhi. Located in the south part of the city, it is close to Delhi International Airport, and offers a […]

Samode Haveli: Jaipur Heritage Hotel

samode haveli

When traveling in Rajasthan, one has a choice of staying in one of the new five-star hotels recently built along the periphery of the main cities.  While these hotels are luxurious, they lack the character and connection to the city’s history.  This is why we highly recommend staying in heritage hotels, which are usually old palaces […]

Suryauday Haveli Varanasi: heritage hotel on the Ganges River

Suryauday Haveli

Suryauday Haveli Heritage Hotel on Shivala Ghats is your choice if you wish to stay in a high-end historic hotel on the banks of the river Ganges next to the famous Ghats, capturing the spirit of the holy city of Varanasi. Known also as Benares (its other name is Kashi), it is one of the oldest […]

Rohet Garh: Rajasthan Heritage Hotel Near Jodhpur

rohet garh

Rohet Garh Jodhpur is another wonderful heritage hotel located a 45-minute drive from Jodhpur through scenic countryside and on main highway from Jodhpur to Udaipur.  Since 1622, Rohet has gained recognition as one of the most important Jagirs (fiefdoms) of the state of Marwarand. The hotel was opened fifteen years ago and has been nurtured and developed with great love […]

Rajasthan Heritage Hotel: Rawla Narlai Near Ranakpur

Rawla Narlai

Rawla Narlai is a magnificent heritage hotel not far from the spectacular Jain Temple in Ranajpur and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside on the way from Udaipur to Jodhpur.  Located in the heart of a 17th century village, the Rawla (Villa) is an oasis of serenity and offers a splendid […]

Hotel Fateh Garh Udaipur: Rajasthan Heritage Hotel

fateh garh udaipur

Hotel Fateh Garh Udaipur is a 50-room Rajasthan Heritage Hotel perched on a hilltop, a few kilometres away from the heart of the enchanting lake city of Udaipur. Fateh Garh incorporates local stone and antique architectural elements culled from abandoned historic buildings. A confection of bulbous domes, sugar-white pillars, crenellations, and intricate jali screens, it escapes the kitsch […]

Rajasthan Heritage Hotel: Bhainsrorgarh Fort Near Bundi

bhainsrorgarh fort

When traveling in Rajasthan, the best way to experience the unique history and culture of this fascinating place is to stay in boutique Heritage Hotels. Bhainsrorgarh Fort is the perfect oasis if your path takes you to the less-touristy eastern part of the state of Rajasthan. Dramatically perched over the shimmering Chambal river, on a steep […]

The Farm Jaipur: Eclectic Art Hotel in Rajasthan

The Farm Jaipur Hotel

The Farm Jaipur Hotel is a green and peaceful 6-hectare retreat only 30 mins from the vibrant and bustling city of Jaipur, India. The Farm Jaipur is largely constructed from spare parts and salvaged furniture from the family’s old palace, which was dismantled in advance of a major dam-building project. Here everything from the palace’s old […]

Ananda Himalayas: spa, yoga and meditation near Rishikesh

Ananda meditation

Ananda Himalayas is situated in the town of Narendranagar, in the state of Uttaranchal, close to the cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar. It  is positioned in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the river Ganga as it meanders into the distance.  Ananda Himalayas serves as a retreat and focuses on traditional Indian wellness regimes of […]

Leela Palace New Delhi: new luxury hotel in the diplomatic quarter

luxury hotel new delhi

If you are going to New Delhi, check out the Leela Palace New Delhi, the first upscale hotel built from the ground up in the city in 15 years. Located in the diplomatic area of the capital, this hotel, styled like a palace, is an impressive building filled with immense white columns, lush plant life and […]

India’s air pollution worse than China’s

India traffic

In the previous post, we warned you about the foul air in China’s cities where levels of air pollution are so high that breathing is extremely hazardous to your health. People who have respiratory illnesses and chronic asthma are advised not to spend a lot of time in Beijing. What I did not know is […]

Purity: exquisitely designed boutique hotel in Kerala, India

malabar group purity hotel

The Malabar House group has opened its newest boutique hotel called Purity, overlooking Lake Vembanad at its widest point.  Along with excellent views, distinctive artwork and antiques fill the secluded space with only six bedrooms. All of Malabar’s hotels showcase the finest of contemporary and traditional South Indian art, culture, and heritage. There are four […]