Jan 312018
Narendra Bhawan Experience: A Luxury Heritage Hotel in Bikaner Rajasthan

My Royal Experience At Narendra Bhawan Bikaner Rajasthan I am not an early riser, so I checked with my hosts at Narendra Bhawan Bikaner ” So what time is the breakfast tomorrow?” He just smiled said ” Whenever you want to have it” Puzzled, I looked at him and said, ” But there must be some breakfast time you follow?“ His smile got a bit wider and he said ” Yes, the time for Breakfast here at Narendra Bhawan is when the Guest wants to have the breakfast” That dear reader is the essence of my personal luxurious experience [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 172018
Taron Bharee Raat - Clicking Star Trails At Lakshman Sagar Rajasthan

A Billion Star Hotel – Lakshman Sagar Rajasthan   Yes, I have been to Lakshman Sagar Heritage Luxury Hotel in Pali Rajasthan earlier, but that was a short visit and I could not fulfill one of my wishlists on that visit to Lakshman Sagar. I wanted to click the stone-cut pool, next to the Zanana Mahal of Lakshman Sagar. I had a feeling that the Zanana Mahal ( Palace for the Royal Ladies ) will look really good against a billion stars in the background. But when I was first there due to many reasons ( though I was [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 012018
January 2018 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper - Starlit Pool Lakshman Sagar Rajasthan

The Starlit Pool  Lakshman Sagar Rajasthan on January 2018 Calendar Wallpaper   Happy New Year to all the readers of desi Traveler 🙂 May you travel far and wide in 2018 and yet have cherished meals and memories with your loved ones, thus giving you best of both worlds. I have been waiting for 2018 to come soon, not because I did not like 2017 but because I was traveling constantly for last 10 + days while fighting a bout of viral that gave me a severe cough as a  parting gift.  So while I was traveling from the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 042017
There Is a New NOVOTEL In Chennai OMR

Opening Of  Combo NOVOTEL & ibis Chennai, OMR Chennai is always hot I am told as far as seasons go, but Chennai is also the hot destination for IT -BPO and automobile majors opening up their offices, factories etc. in India. Where there are businesses there are travelers and where there are travelers we have hotels catering to them. What starts as simple factory or IT/ Back-office, soon leads to transformation of a community, job generation and overall development in infrastructure. Anyways a  couple of weeks back your friendly neighborhood desi Traveler was in Chennai on a special invitation by [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 062017
My Experiments in Photography With Infinix Hot 4 Pro

  Diwali & The Case of Donut Photography With Infinix Hot 4 Pro The problem with declaring yourself a travel blogger is that people assume that you are always traveling.  And now that I have declared myself to be a “Top Ka Travel Blogger from India” people assume I am always traveling to exotic destinations. But truth is that I travel much less than many of mine corporate type friends spend more time in flights than they spend in their homes or even office. As for me, I am equally happy going to my neighborhood if something interesting is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 062017
The Blogchatter Writing Retreat At Taj Gateway Resort Damdama Gurgaon

What I learned at The Blogchatter Retreat At Taj Gateway Damdama Gurgaon First things first as most of you will know I am not big on joining blogging seminars etc. as I am not much of a networking type. I have attended a few of them and mostly end up feeling totally out of place. So when Richa the founder of Blogchatter invited me to join for the Blogchatter Retreat at Taj Gateway Resort in Damdama Gurgaon, I was kind of skeptical. Anyways long story short thanks to the persuasive powers that Richa enjoys and the fact that the agenda [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 132017
A Review of Hotel Ibis Singapore On Bencoolen

Hotel Ibis Singapore Bencoolen- A review & what to expect My every visit to Singapore has been more memorable than the last one, from the colorful Chinatown to do some souvenir shopping to explore the various gardens of Changi Airport, there is so much to discover in Singapore that one visit is just not enough. But to explore you need a base and this post is about my hotel during my last visit to Singapore.  During this visit to Singapore to participate in Escapers17, I stayed at Hotel Ibis Singapore Bencoolen, that is part of  Accor Hotels group. I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 052017
Dubai with flydubai Business Class

My experience of flying Delhi To Dubai with flydubai Business Class   Dubai has indeed become a gateway to the Middle East and beyond. The world class infrastructure and excellent connectivity make Dubai first choice for point of entry to the Middle East and even Europe etc. I have passed from Dubai Airport en-route to the USA many times but never been inside the city. So when flydubai, the budget carrier from Dubai invited me to join them for Arabian Travel Market was looking forward to seeing Dubai on the sidelines of Arabian Travel Market.  My flight to Dubai [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 312017
For the love of Motor Sports and its fanatics

For the love of Motor Sports: Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2017  In life, we seldom come across such events which keep us on the edge till the very end. When everything is going against the protagonist, we keep our fingers crossed; when he passes through difficulties, we croon a small prayer to give him strength; and finally, when he proves his mettle and comes on the top, we are unable to hide the joy and thrill it brings. In a similar fashion, Maruti Suzuki conducts various Motorsports to feed the passion of car/bike race fanatics starting from Maruti Suzuki Raid [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 062017
Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel

desi Traveler stays at Plaza Athenee Bangkok   Bangkok is the most visited city in the world and that leads to opening of a large number of hotels and resorts in the Thai Capital.  But a large number of hotels at every price point also mean that there is cut throat competition in the hotels business in Bangkok. No wonder hotels in Bangkok are always trying to up the game and set new standards for hospitality for both the business and pleasure traveler. In my last visit to Bangkok,  during the Thailand Tourism Festival, I stayed in Plaza Athenee Bangkok, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]