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Aruna Rathod

feature writer by profession and traveller at heart, Aruna Rathod believes that one doesn’t need magic to disappear but just a destination. Armed with her camera, she recreates moments, scenes and experiences in words and photos.

Once upon a time, the Maharaja of Pilibhit lived in what is the Hotel Naini Retreat today, in Nainital, North India. With it’s fantastic location on the Ayarpatta slopes, at an altitude of 1,995 meters,...

Fresh cool air, soft undulating green hills, and the most expensive coffee in the world – Luwak – makes Coorg a great destination. The drive to Coorg is extremely interesting, I soak in the...

What’s the best thing to do on a cold autumn evening in Helsinki? Head for the sauna! Aruna Rathod comes back refreshed after a sauna session at Loyly in Helsinki. After walking around the chic Design...

Aruna Rathod experiences sheer luxury at the newly renovated Sheraton Grand Pune, making it the new go-to destination. ​The first thing I notice is that the Sheraton Grand has a majestic lobby. Once...

Experience the White Continent with The Great Majestic Explorer and Indian gastronomy. Twice Michelin starred Chef Atul Kochhar has unveiled the preview of his menu exclusively created for The Q Experiences,...

Reflecting childhood memories of traditional German recipes, twin Chefs Mathias and Thomas Sühring, alongwith their exquisite cuisine will be in Mumbai from 13th to 17th September offering the crème...

Aruna Rathod experiences royalty at a fort, and Maratha history at one of the world’s first museum fort hotels. I always wondered what it would be like to live in a fort palace. Little did I know...

Aruna Rathod visits the newly opened eco-luxe resort, the Ibnii promises to rejuvenate you in the lap of nature and a complete digital detox. Little did I realise the vast expanse of the Ibnii, a resort...

Villaments, a combination of a villa and apartment, offer luxe living. Aruna Rathod visits two of the stylish, chic villas in Mumbai Creating the perfect environment at your home or office is fundamental...

Luxury travel writer Aruna Rathod takes a detailed look at the Apartment Suite at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. Intimate, contemporary and ideally placed in the vortex of Hong Kong’s financial...

Various regions in India boast of world famous teas, the most popular being Darjeeling tea. Darjeeling is a hill station and the tea grown here is known as the champagne of tea because of it’s unique...

A white Christmas, a newly opened thermal spa, horse sleigh rides and Polish Christmas carols makes Zakopane a great place to usher in the festivities. Aruna Rathod reveals all. The road to Zakopane is...

Aruna Rathod comes back rejuvenated as wellness and luxury go hand-in-hand at plush Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland. A stay at the Bad Ragaz spa in Switzerland, especially during Christmas season...

The booklet that holds the Rotterdam Welcome Card that allows for free travel on the bus, tram and metro offered many interesting options for the day. Patiently, I went through it twice and then decided...

Skiing in winter, wine tasting in summer, castle tours, local cuisine and shopping are only some of the few ingredients of a super luxury holiday in Courmayeur in Italy. Words by Aruna Rathod The fastest...

The winding roads are charming, after the flat highways, when you reach Lake Como. As we go up the slopes, I try to catch a glimpse of the serene lake as our car moves quickly on the narrow lanes. The...