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Thinking of taking a solo trip in 2019? Dharamsala, in India, could be the perfect place. Surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, this pretty hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama and...

I visited the iconic Goa Marriott Resort and Spa in the month of October on invite by the affable General manager Gaurav Apte. It was really delightful to note that the hotel car which came to pick me...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao discovers a hotel that seamlessly mixes business with pleasure, so whether you are looking for a mid-scale hotel for business or for a quick family getaway in Chennai that...

Situated between the verdant jungle and the stunning coastline of Vagator Beach, W Goa features 160 vibrant guestrooms, including Villas, Chalets, a Marvelous Suite and an Extreme WOW Villa (the brand’s...

I was recently invited to Spice Kitchen at the JW Marriott Hotel Pune to experience authentic Malaysian cuisine with visiting Chef Khairul Nizam from Putrajaya. Rich in spices such as kaffir lime, turmeric,...

Kohinoor is undoubtedly the most valuable diamond in the world. Befittingly, its eponymous hotel, ITC Kohenur, is the most luxurious property in Hyderabad’s HITEC City, a seamless blend of Nizami heritage...

Located along the scenic East Coast Road of Tamil Nadu, overlooking the gorgeous Bay of Bengal, the Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa is spread over 10 acres of land with beautiful, landscaped...

I was invited to experience the popular Sunday brunch at Coriander Kitchen- Conrad Pune’s sprawling multi-cuisine restaurant by the hotel’s Executive Chef Pavan Kumar Chennam. With multiple live cooking...

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,...

Kishore and Smita Iyengar sing along with the birds, waltz with the breeze and chill out in the open green at the nerve-stilling Jehan Numa Retreat in India. NATURE’S BOUNTY We stood still on the sit...

My recent visit to the city of joy Kolkata proved to be a fabulous one owing to the JW Marriott Kolkata. The first hotel in Kolkata & East India by Marriott International, JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao finds a stay at Radisson Bengaluru City Center, a new age boutique hotel mixes business and pleasure seamlessly in a hotel that is high on its design quotient. Located on...

At Sula Vineyards, India’s number one winery and largest wine producer in the country, there is so much to do that it makes for a holiday like no other. Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao checks in to...

Leading travel and food writer Smita Iyengar wallows in regal opulence laid out in pristinely alluring environs of one of India’s finest, bespoke contemporary luxury hospitality addresses. UNIQUE IDENTITY Set...

Nestled in the IT hub of Bangalore, The Den Bengaluru has launched the city’s first Sunday Drunch – a combination of drinks, brunch and lunch. We sent leading food writer Bindu Gopal Rao to find...

My recent trip to Delhi on invite by Nitesh Gandhi-General Manager of the popular hotel JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity was a memorable one in many ways. This beautifully designed property is strategically...

Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital is popular with locals and tourists alike for its charm and royal palaces, and is an ideal destination for weddings. I had heard a lot about the beauty of the brand new JW...

Recently I was invited to the 100th Marriott hotel in the country – the Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center in the multinational information technology hub of Bengaluru....

KISHORE AND SMITA IYENGAR waltz with the distinctive bouquets and distinguished flavors of premium world wines and the diverse fragrances and exotic spices that highlight authentic, princely Indian cuisine. There...

Apart from several other attractive things, what really sets Mumbai apart from other cities in India is it’s beautifully pristine beaches. Waves lashing across the sands are a sight that makes you believe...