A day out in Delhi
Dec27

A day out in Delhi

It’s well worth driving around the principal sights and sites of Delhi to get an impression of how the architecture – and country – has evolved over the centuries. Each of the significant invaders and occupiers of India is well represented across the capital and many of the sites are worth at least a drive by rather than an in-depth investigation, unless you’re an historian or architect. It’s too easy just to chill out after...

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Rags & Riches in Samode
Jun14

Rags & Riches in Samode

It’s not likely that you’ve ever heard of Samode village in India but it offers an eye-opening contrast between medieval Indian rural life and that of the old princely families. Situated 25kms north of Jaipur in the State of Rajasthan, it will be by-passed by those intent on a quick-fix ‘Golden Triangle’ tour of India and ignored by those now tempted by the more majestic attractions of the continent elsewhere. It would be...

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Five Top Tips for a Tiger Tale
Mar22

Five Top Tips for a Tiger Tale

There’s nothing quite like the raw power and majesty of a tiger – and the experience is one never to be forgotten – but what’s the best way to go about seeing one? You’re a first time visitor to India, a wildlife enthusiast with limited time, or a returning and frustrated traveller yet to see a tiger… so what’s the way to stand the best chance of seeing tiger in the wild? The most popular parks (by virtue of...

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The Kanha collection
Feb15

The Kanha collection

Three distinctively unique lodges that we recommend as real gems in the Indian jungles of Kanha. If you’re travelling to Kanha National Park in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh – the so called ‘Tiger State’ – there are numerous choices of jungle lodge that almost litter the roadside near both Kisli and Mukki entrance gates. In our opinion Kisli gate has now become overcrowded with both lodges and people queuing in...

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The time capsule that’s Fatehpur Sikri
Feb01

The time capsule that’s Fatehpur Sikri

Often missed but very much a part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India;  this abandoned city encapsulates Murghal life in a way that the tourist-smothered monuments of Agra fall short. Fatehpur Sikri is only an hour’s drive – 40kms – west from Agra but is often by-passed in favour of heading in all haste to Rajasthan. Don’t be tempted to give it a wide berth. For us, this ancient capital, which...

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Our 2018 Five Favourite Luxury Hotels in India
Jan04

Our 2018 Five Favourite Luxury Hotels in India

This year’s choice of top accommodation experiences in India As with many countries, India offers a huge variety of hotels and lodges of all styles, degrees of opulence and price. The service levels, decoration and overall ambiance changes year on year, such that a favourite this year can slide down the rankings by next. We thought we’d like to update you on this year’s favourites, so that when you plan your next trip to India...

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