Selfie alert: At these hotels and resorts, the setting is as memorable as the meal.
Taj Aravali Resort & Spa is a stunning oasis just outside of bustling Udaipur.
Alila Fort Bishangarh makes its dramatic debut in an ancient Indian fort after nearly a decade of renovations.
The Biryani beckons. In the shadow of the four-towered Charminar mosque, next to a market stall where customers stand and sip tea with pointed nonchalance, a vendor mans his cart, scooping heaping servings of this spicy rice-and-chicken concoction out of a vat and onto his customers’ plates. The rhythmic tap, clank, scrape, tap of his […]
Once while visiting Bombay, George Bernard Shaw was asked if he wanted to travel to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. “I have no desire to see it,” the writer replied, “as the Taj Mahal where I am staying is good enough for me.” Shaw was referring to the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, which […]
Vikram Singh sips a martini in the dimly lit downstairs bar off the lobby of San Francisco’s Campton Place hotel. “In the Maldives, we had martinis out on the deck, with the sun setting down, turquoise and blue as far as you could see, and guests all around,” says Singh of his year as general […]
As I sit swathed in a loincloth, smoking a cigarette made from a mixture of turmeric and sweet flag powder, I realize the Tamara Ayurveda Spa at the Taj Malabar hotel in Cochin, India, is a total departure from the fluff-and-buff spas that have become required amenities for premium hotels and resorts. Buoyed by visitors interested […]