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Intimate Indulgent Idylls

Explore enchanting luxury resorts across India for your romantic escape. From Jaipur's royal Oberoi Rajvilas to Ananda's peaceful Himalayan retreat in Rishikesh, these resorts offer unmatched luxury, wildlife adventures, and intimate experiences

Serene Anjarle Escape

Anjarle is the perfect escape for those seeking a tranquil getaway. Just a short drive from Mumbai and Pune, Anjarle is a charming village on the Konkan coast, where you can immerse yourself in its serene beaches, ancient fort and lush forests

The Legend’s Offer

Cricket legend Yuvraj Singh has listed his holiday home in Goa on Airbnb for people to come and stay. From its vantage point high on a hilltop, the home offers a serene setting from which to explore Goa's beautiful sun-kissed villages and beaches

The Mountain Man

A former journo, Sanjay Austa, recounts his passionate story of how he built a beautiful homestay on the hills near Shimla, located amidst apple orchards. The place received huge publicity after the Dhoni family stayed there, says P C Vinoj Kumar

Labour of Love

It may seem like another farm stay by the highway near Hyderabad city. But the farm’s owner who began his career for a salary of Rs 1,200 and today owns Rs 100 crore turnover businesses built this resort out of passion, says Somma Banerjjee

Living with Nature

Jaipur businessman Sunil Mehta joined hands with a rural community and created the Tree House Resort that is built on a 300-acre farmland situated near Jaipur in the Syari Valley, with a royal view of the mighty Aravallis, says Somma Banerjjee

A Gorgeous Place

Gandikota in Andhra Pradesh is the Indian version of America’s Grand Canyon and also known as the Desi Grand Canyon. Manuvidhya recounts the joy of watching the sunset in the gorge with River Pennar quietly flowing beneath giving her company

Fun at Resort

A resort run by a couple at Chaunni Kalan village, about 140 km from Chandigarh, offers a unique experience to visitors. Guests can sow seeds, pluck citrus fruit, plough the fields, milk cows, drive a tractor and do much more, says Jaideep Sarin

Beauty ‘n’ the Beasts

In Meghalaya, what caught the attention of Azera Parveen Rahman was not just pine forests, waterfalls, and green hills, but also modified vehicles on the roads - a Maruti 800 made into something like an SUV, a tractor made into a jeep and so on

Faces and places

Planning to go on a summer vacation? Try Kodaikanal, where apart from the usual tourist spots P C Vinoj Kumar suggests 7 things that you might like to do, which includes meeting some interesting people and visiting some lesser known places

Homestay in Majuli

In Assam’s Majuli Island, the world’s largest freshwater river island, Manjit Risang’s family owns a homestay where you can experience a slice of the Mishing way of life and taste some of their mouth-watering delicacies, says Aditya Barua

Beautiful Basar

If you love walking on roads through the dense woodlands or by the pristine village river, you might like to visit the quaint hill destination of Basar in Arunachal Pradesh. But the journey is not for the faint-hearted, warns Milinda Ghosh Roy

Homecoming in Manipur

Manipur government has made plans to set up homestays joining hands with tour operators and hospitality firms to offer tourists a chance to explore up-close the kaleidoscopic beauty, local cuisine, and culture of the state, says Ashish Mishra 

Beautiful Seychelles

A visit to Seychelles was an enriching experience to Aroonim Bhuyan, who was impressed with the sheer exoticness of the country the moment he landed in Mahe Island and travelled to his resort that was connected to the airport by a small bridge 

Turkish delight

Historic sites, belly dancers, and the high walls of Byzantine civilisation are some of the attractions that captivated Aparajita Gupta during her visit to Istanbul, where hawkers sing Raj Kapaoor’s famous song ‘Awara hoon’ to woo Indians

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