Five off beat things to do at Club Mahindra Kandaghat

My first visit to Himachal Pradesh in Dec 2017 was made memorable thanks to Club Mahindra who invited me to visit their property off Shimla in Kandaghat. After a rather long flight from Bangalore to Chandigarh and the two plus hour drive to Kandaghat, I was welcomed by a sea of colour courtesy the flowers blooming in small pots that dot the property. The pristine white architecture of this resort plays perfect foil to the colourful landscape that surrounds it

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Novotel Hyderabad Airport Hotel Review

Can a big city break be a relaxing sojourn? Well, if you thought that was an oxymoron, think again. A visit to Novotel Hyderabad Airport Hotel dispels this myth and gives you a much needed break which is in the city and yet away from its hustle and bustle. Making the Difference Part of the Accor Group, Novotel Hyderabad Airport Hotel is a unique hotel in more ways than one. For one it is a stone’s throw away from Hyderabad’s

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Club Mahindra Kandaghat Resort Review

A holiday in the hills is a perfect antidote to relax and take a break from urban stress. Well, after all the air in the hills is so pure that it has an immediate effect of enhancing your spirt almost immediately. And what better way than to head to Club Mahindra Kandaghat Resort that allows you to soak in the abundance of nature while having the time of your life. Surrounded by the lush green peaks of the Shivaliks which are

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Novotel & ibis Chennai, OMR – Review

When I received an invitation to be part of the unveiling of the first combo property of the AccorHotels Group in Tamil Nadu for the launch of the Novotel & ibis Chennai, OMR, I was quite intrigued to see the same and set off soon. The launch of these properties mark the 51st and 52nd opening for the group and the 153 rooms in Novotel and 189 rooms in ibis means that the combo property provides a unique combination of

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In Conversation with Arshad Warsi

The ongoing Signature Startup Masterclass, Season 2, a brilliant platform that inspires talented individuals to convert their “passion to paycheck” by exhibiting real-life success stories of revered personalities from different walks of life is well and truly underway now. The celebrities chosen for the platform provide guidance to aspirants through stories of their life, struggles, and by sharing anecdotes about their journey. This season, Radhika Apte kicked off the Masterclass journey followed by multifaceted actor Rana Daggubati. And in the

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Jehan Numa Retreat Bhopal – Review

How does it feel if your resort has a room that has a private sit out space that overlooks into an organic garden? Well, what could be more wonderful right? I was lucky to experience this first hand on a recent visit to the Jehan Numa Retreat, a beautiful resort located on the fringes of the city of Bhopal and yet one that is an idyllic expanse of space where none of the urban chaos enters the building. Well after

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Cake Mixing at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore

Come November and the countdown to the New Year begins and one of the best ways to usher in the festivities, is well, cake mixing or fruit mixing. Well cakes and the New Year go hand in hand and this is arguably the best time to participate in the fun and festivities. When I recently received an invitation to attend a fruit mixing at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore by good friend and MARCOM & PR Manager Sandhya Nair, I decided to do just

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Review of Kohka Wilderness Camp

Which is your favourite kind of holiday? Well mine is definitely seeing wildlife as I believe that going into the jungles is a matter of fortune. When I recently received an invitation to experience the Kohka Wilderness Camp, I did not think twice before saying yes and looking back, it has certainly been among my best travel experiences in recent times. Located 100 km from the city of Nagpur, at the heart of ‘Incredible India’ is this beautiful property that

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Hotel Review: LUX* Saint Gilles on Reunion Island

What do you look for in a holiday? A space to relax, rest and rejuvenate? Well, if this is what you want and would like all of this on a beach front at an exotic destination, welcome to LUX* Saint Gilles, Reunion Island. An elegant beach resort with exclusive views of the coral-sheltered lagoon at L’Hermitage, the resort is set amidst lush gardens with charming Creole villas, coconut palms and Filao trees. The best part is that the resort is

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

I am standing transfixed in front of a stone that is easily thousands of years old but still has a sense of new. Perhaps it is the vivid red streaks in the smooth brown marble that is giving me this sense. And make no mistake I am not looking at any ordinary slab of stone. I am at The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and this is the Stone of Anointing, the same stone where Jesus Christ’s body

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