Hotels & Stays

A Goan house older than the Taj Mahal just opened its doors for you

In the still-quiet village of Loutolim in south Goa, the Figueiredo House has pride of place. The house dates back to 1590, a mere 80 years after the Portuguese arrived in Goa. When its first occupants moved in, the world was a very different place: Shakespeare had just begun writing plays, Galileo was yet to argue that the Sun didn’t go around the Earth, and back home, Emperor Akbar was presiding over most of India. Forget the Taj Mahal, [...]

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Time machine: The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

Why should you be here? To stay in an elegant and historic building of the British era. This hotel has some interesting stories that date back to the ‘days of the Raj’. Besides being one of the famous hot spots of British nationals, the Oberoi Grand has also gained a lot of attention for its association to World War II.  It’s said that during World War II, about 4000 soldiers were billeted here, and they would party here regularly. What’s [...]

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Travel, to a tee : Gokarana Forest resort

Why should you be here? To experience a luxurious forest stay and play golf in beautiful Gokarna forest. It was historically the private royal hunting ground of the erstwhile Kings of Nepal. What’s about the stay? Spread over 470 acres and surrounded by spectacular Himalayas, it’s one of the most beautiful golf resort of Nepal. You can enjoy their complementary yoga, Sauna, Jacuzzi and swim at their indoor pool. What else can you do? Obviously play golf at 4,550 ft above [...]

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Bosses pit stop – Taj Krishna

If you wouldn’t design your house around your laptop, so why would you stay in a business hotel? Sounds bizarre? If you are a frequent flyer to Hyderabad and the word “Business Hotel” is a truly boring and frightful phenomena, then you want to consider Taj Krishna has an option on your next visit: Why should you be here? To take a sneak peek into the rich cultural heritage that the hotel has restored. The moment you step into the lobby, [...]

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Swim on top of the world : Marina Bay sands

If you are a luxury traveller or you are someone who believes in then this hotel is definitely an experience in itself Why should you be here?  To swim on top of the world. Yes, to experience the stunning infinity pool and ofcourse to stay at one of the most spectacular hotel in Singapore. It’s known to be one of the most iconic attraction of the Lion City. However, the opportunity to swim at the infinity pool is only open to [...]

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Is your ‘Lux List’ ready?

Luggage check. Tickets check. Passport check. Lux List ? Wondering what it is.. Mmm .. Read on to find out more but before proceeding I would like to thank Pratiti Rajpal and Sarah Tauro for introducing me to the concept. What is it? #MYLUXLIST is an interesting concept by Park Hyatt Resorts & Spa for those with exquisite taste. Park Hyatt folks to add that extra element of luxury should you decide to stay with them. How does this work? So, they [...]

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Zip & that’s it: Overhyped Kikar Lodge

In a mood to spend an action packed long weekend, we decided to zip above treetops and sail through the hills. So, we drove past Delhi, Gurgaon, Karnal, Chandigarh and finally arrived at the Kikar Lodge in Ropar. Why should you be here? To feel those butterfly moments that you had while sailing through the longest zip line in Asia.  At a modest altitude of 150 feet from the ground, this five tier zip line stretches across 1.5 kms. Trust [...]

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Getaway in Aravalis @ Ananta

While planning for where to go over the weekend, one of the extended family members of team Travel Samosa commanded to head towards “Ananta Spa & Resort”. So, we hopped on to Ajmer Shatabadi with an intention to of course spend good time. By the way, before you get thinking, no this is not a sponsored review or what they call it ‘on invitation’. We checked in like every other guest and here’s our experience: Why should you be here? [...]

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Short time well spent in Jaipur at ITC Rajputana

At 1’o clock in the night, Gaurav announced “it calls for a special celebration”, as we all raised a toast. Occasion was special enough as his childhood friend Mintoo had bought a new Audi. Gaurav like a true Punjabi wanted to have a larger celebration than just getting drunk at a Gurgaon pub or a brewery. After being few pegs down, Mintoo said, “ bro let’s drive to Jaipur”, without even thinking for a second all four of us got [...]

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Just average – Radisson Hotel Parliament Hill

Why should you be here? If you are visiting the beautiful city of Ottawa , then Radisson Hotel on Parliament Hill is a good option. It’s not exactly downtown but everything is at a convenient walking distance. What is it about the stay? The rooms are quite big and usually with an excellent view of the city. However, the décor of the hotel is pretty basic including the entrance which is not so grand. Basically, it very simple compared to [...]

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