Posts Tagged ‘india’

Insider guide to Pondicherry

Insider guide to Pondicherry

On India’s east coast in Tamil Nadu, the old streets of Pondicherry – or Pondy, as locals call it – have been in the spotlight recently as a backdrop for Life of Pi. Here, Pondicherry-based author AKASH KAPUR reveals his highlights of his home city. (more…)

London calling… to India

London calling… to India

The British have long been seduced by India, from this month’s colourful cover star, Rajasthan, to Kerala’s dreamy backwaters and the peaceful Buddhist region of Ladakh. Our readers repeatedly rate the country highly at the Readers’ Travel Awards, and it seems the feeling is mutual. (more…)

Alila to open contemporary resort in India

Alila to open contemporary resort in India

Alila Hotels & Resorts is on target to open its first contemporary resort in India this month. Located in Goa, it will be the luxury boutique hotel chain’s first property in India, and its 10th property in total in Asia. (more…)

Mountain highs

Mountain highs

The south-west state of Karnataka is often overlooked in favour of Goa’s wild beaches, to the north, and Kerala’s dreamy backwaters, to the south. But a great new little place to stay, up in the undeveloped Western Ghats, may be about to put this undeveloped area of South India on the map. (more…)

Readers Travel Awards India 2010

Readers Travel Awards India 2010

Conde Nast Traveller magazine’s annual Readers’ Travel Awards are recognised internationally as a benchmark for excellence in the travel and tourism industry. Every year we invite our readers to vote online for their choice of the best the travel world has to offer. (more…)

Readers Travel Awards India: the winners

Readers Travel Awards India: the winners

The winners of this year’s Readers’ Travel Awards India – as voted on by scores of you across the globe – have been revealed.

Every year we invite our readers to vote online for their favourite hotels, tour operators and spas as part of the Readers’ Travel Awards: an internationally-recognised mark of excellence within the travel industry. (more…)

Private access to India’s finest culture

Private access to India’s finest culture

Anyone heading to India this spring will have the unique opportunity to gain private access to some of the country’s most revered artists and musicians as part of a new holiday itinerary launched by Cazenove+Loyd. (more…)

Indias Maharajas Express launches January train itineraries

Indias Maharajas Express launches January train itineraries

The luxurious Maharajas’ Express, which we wrote about in Leaders of the tracks in June, is setting off on its inaugural trip in January.

The luxurious Express is a modern interpretation of the Maharajas’ classical trains and promises to be one of the most comfortable of its kind, with state-of-the-art facilities and plenty of personal space for each passenger. (more…)

Ride to the top of the world

Ride to the top of the world

There can surely be no more liberating way to explore India than by motorbike. It can open up new parts of the country: backwater towns, mountain passes, villages in the middle of this vast and varied land too remote to reach any other way. (more…)

Holi holiday

Holi holiday

Holi must be the most colourful festival in the whole world. For a day or two at the end of winter, Hindus in India, Nepal and Pakistan run around pelting each other with gulal – brightly coloured and scented pigment – until street scenes begin to resemble impressionist paintings, everyone daubed head to toe in yellow and pink, green and purple. (more…)

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