Resorts & Hotels Review

Lakshman Sagar Luxury Heritage Hotel RajasthanThis is where I write my hotel review blog posts. Please note some of the visits are sponsored by the hotels but the post will ALWAYS mention if I was invited by the Hotel / Resort / Home stay for the same.

Jun 102015
 
Rangoli Frescoes in Rajasthan: A tradition lost & found

Rangoli Frescoes Found in Rajasthan I was watching Hitch the nth time and like every time Will Smith’s character Hitch says Hitch: Heard of Michelangelo? Heard of the Sistine Chapel? Albert: Yeah? [Points at himself] Hitch: Michelangelo. [Points at Albert] Hitch: Sistine Chapel. Albert: So you’re saying you can make this work? Hitch: My name is Alex Hitchens. Let’s go paint that ceiling. Now please look at the picture below it is a rangoli design right? But it is not painted on the floor it is painted on the ceiling!  The central sphere that you see is actually the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 052015
 
Review of Houseboat Stay in Alleppey Backwaters of Kerala

Review of Houseboat in Kerala Backwaters Let us continue with our love affair with God’s own country and in this post revisit the magical famed backwaters of Kerala. Though you may find backwaters in many places in Kerala right from Trivandrum to Kollam. Indeed these famed canals are the lifeline of most of the coastal Kerala and are the preferred mode of transport. These backwaters in Alleppey are home to beautiful birds, some action-packed snake boat races but above all for the famous Houseboats of Kerala. I have written about my cruises in the Alleppey backwaters when I visited the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 112014
 
Kirikayan Boutique Hotel Koh Samui Thailand - A Review by desi Traveler

 A Little Surprise in Koh Samui: The Kirikayan Boutique  Hotel Ah Koh Samui, so many memories, each better than other, every time I want to write about Koh Samui I am in a dilemma – should I write about the clean beaches that are great for water sports and even better to do nothing, or I should write about the eclectic Chewang road with its Thank God Its Friday attitude every single day ? So after the Koh Samui airport let me focus on the hotel we stayed in Koh Samui, the Kirikayan Boutique Hotel, Chaweng Beach. Luckily the hotel is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 282014
 
Birds, Bees, Flowers and Nature Watch at Pushkar Resorts Rajasthan

Nature watch at Pushkar Resorts Rajasthan: About Birds Bees and Flowers Most people associate Rajasthan with colors, palaces and forts, or with Tigers in Ranthambore, but let us not forget that Rajasthan is also the hotspot for some of the best birding activity in India, both Bharatpur and Tal Chapar is well known within birding circles. Now the purists may frown on me as some of the pictures you will see in this post are of domesticated fowl and some of common birds that we take for granted or totally ignore. But this ignorance was the cause of loss [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 202014
 
Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort

Hotel Review : Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort As I mentioned in my post on my Top 10 experiences in Amazing Thailand that we stayed in some of the finest hotels and resorts during my trip to Thailand on invitation of Tourism Authority of Thailand New Delhi. During the last leg of the trip in Bangkok we stayed at Anantara Riverside Resort and Spa, on the banks of Chao Phraya the river of Kings.  A major challenge that most hotels face is to be a business hotel or to be a resort to relax. This dilemma multiplies when you are in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 202014
 
Pushkar Resorts: A Family Fun destination in in Pushkar Rajasthan

Pushkar Resort Perfect family Getaway from Delhi &  Jaipur Nobody can resist the charms of Rang Rangeelo Rajasthan, famous for its royal palaces, golden dunes, endangered tigers and some of the most luxurious resorts in the country. As the biggest tourist magnet in North India Rajasthan has perfected the art of luxury travel and everywhere you are welcomed with Padharo Mhare desh by mustached men welcoming you with folded hands. Once we left the cacophony of Ajmer the roads start winding uphill and you can see the city of Ajmer from various bends overlooking the plane. True to tradition [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 102014
 
Lakshman Sagar : A Fairy Tale in Rajasthan

Lakshman Sagar: A Fairy Tale Luxury Heritage Resort in Rustic Rajasthan There are hotels and then there are luxury hotels, once you are done with luxury what is left to experience?  May I suggest living in a fairy tale from another era? The recipe is not easy to replicate but let me try. Take an old hunting lodge of King, add a beautiful lake surrounded by OLD Banyan trees where Peacocks perch for night, add a couple of havelis, now bring some creative interior decorators who add a dash of colors and a lot of local daily use things [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 032014
 
Guess Where Contest

  Guess Where  is this beautiful palace Your’s truly was busy last few weeks traveling both for fun as well as for work, now as for me Work is also fun sometimes the boundaries are a bit blurred.  So today I give you couple of pictures of my travels while I work on a detailed post about one of the places I visited. This is a very unique fairy tale type location and the bold colors should give away where it is.  But if you can pin point the exact place I will send you a large print of [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 242014
 
Ibis Delhi Airport Hotel in Aerocity - Hotel Review

Family Trip to Ibis Delhi Airport in Aerocity I have been a bit busy in last some weeks both on personal as well as work front.  So when I got an invitation to visit Ibis Delhi Airport to come and stay my instant reaction was to say no as my elder daughter had her school exams and I was entrusted by the missus to help her with science syllabus (finally something she thinks I can do better than her or this is to make me work ?). But the lady on phone was very persistent and told me that she [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 012014
 
Johnson Lodge Manali- Hotel Review

A review of Johnson Lodge in Manali, Himachal Pradesh I am not much of a hotel reviewer even though for many years I lived out of hotels and slowly became immune to them, only caring about Wi Fi, paid or free.  But once in a while you come across a hotel that is like they say “It’s Different” So recently I was in Manali and stayed at Johnson Lodge on Circuit House road, for two nights once while going to Spiti to get used to high altitude to avoid AMS, and next on the return trip while waiting for [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]