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-DISCOVERY JOURNEYS INDIA

THE HOTEL NEWS

AHILYA BY THE SEA: www.ahilyabythesea.com

AHILYA BY THE SEA GOA

Ahilya by the Sea a charming boutique style hotel, away from the mass tourism concept of Goa is a mix of Indonesian and Goan style built on the site of the old Portuguese. The resort with eight rooms in three Portuguese villas are managed by the folks behind famous Ahilya Fort in Maheshwar, who have set the high standards of personalised service in the hospitality segment. The closest swimmable beach is 3 kms away from this small beach resort. 

VIVANTA BY TAJ GUWAHATI:  www.vivantabytaj.com

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Taj group brings luxury into North east by opening 150 rooms hotel in Guwahati. Vivanta by Taj, will offer a great base to explore, discover its wildlife, rich tribal traditions and many more hidden treasures of seven sister states. The hotel is located on the Guwahati Shillong highway in the centre of Guwahati’s government, business and cultural areas. The hotel spread over 5 acres are built with a design theme inspired by local architecture.

ORANGE COUNTY, HAMPI: www.orangecounty.in

Orange County Hampi

Orange County group after successful venture enters Hampi with a luxury resort to offer a great base to explore the historical deccan region. The resort is a pure luxury product with 45 suites and is situated close to the protected site of the ruins and is designed on the Vijaynagar Empire Palace Theme. The guests will be offered experiential tourism of the kingdom and the local flavours. The resort is scheduled to open in 2016 and by January, we will know the exact operational status.

TAJ BANGALORE: www.tajhotels.com
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Taj introduces a new hotel within close proximity of the international standard airport in Bangalore. The hotel with 154 luxurious rooms offers blend of business and leisure. The spacious accommodation along with with splendid views of the lush landscape surrounding it offers nice opportunity for transit or first or last night stay before commencing or ending the trip in our vast country. You do not miss the tranquility and peace even though you are very close to the chaos of the airport.

BAGH VILAS, KANHA: www.baghvillas.com

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Bagh Villas in Kanha offers an unforgettable experience of cultural journey alongwith wildlife. The resort with Twelve Tents is managed by the Govardhan and Usha Rathore of Khem Vilas in Ranthambore. The tents are located along the edge of a small lake to be transformed into a small oasis. In between jungle drives you can experience Yoga, Meditation and relaxing Spa Treatments. During the stay, short bicycle rides is the ideal way to explore rural India.

SVATMA THANJAVUR: www.svatma.in

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Svatma is a small, boutique, heritage hotel with a difference. It really aims to immerse its guests into Tamil culture.  Literally translating as ‘one’s own soul’, Svatma with 38 rooms has raised the bar in the magical, architecturally and historically glorious city of Tanjore. The spiritual, Tamil owners are experts in classical Indian dance, have an in depth knowledge and passion for architecture and the classical arts and this shines through in the way they have restored and designed their hotel.

 A stay at Svatma will take guests on a rich, cultural and culinary journey, aiming to reveal the hidden secrets of this extraordinary city, along with educating them on the arts and crafts of the area – all the while, immersed in comfort and peace. It will be like a voyage of discovery for those who are game and one may choose from various ‘themed’ (themes will concentrate on the cuisine, dance, temples, weaving, chanting, classical music or bronze casting) stays; or simply pass through and use it as a brilliant base for see the wonders of Tanjore.

   

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES TO SAVOUR..
Lucknow Abode

A visit to Kotwara House (definitely by Appointment) is in itself a revealing experience of sorts. Kotwara House is Lucknow abode of the legendary film maker, fashion designer, painter, poet, architect or rather call them ‘A couple with many feathers in their cap of creativity’, Raja Muzaffar & Meera Ali. Belonging to the erstwhile royal family of Kotwara, he inherited the title of ‘Raja’ (title of King) from his father and today he lives to prove that ‘Royalty is not about thrones, but service to mankind’.

The very aura of the place, interiors and artifacts that adorn it, makes it no less than a living museum of sorts. Each corner is thoughtfully decorated and curated by Meera and Muzaffar themselves. This house was actually restored to its present glory by Meera Ali herself, who happens to be an architect by education – she brought back its glory and all the attention that it used to enjoy during the British Raj. We will be privileged to have access to the living spaces of the house to understand how this creative couple lives, works and eats.

 

Mumbai by dawn

Mumbai by dawn is a unique offering, where you see the bustling city of Mumbai wake up. You get peek into the underbelly of the city, and get insights into what makes this magnificent city tick.

From seeing hundreds of newspaper vendors sort out newspapers of 7 different languages, experiencing one-of-its-kind fish auction of 20 tonnes of fish, to seeing an ‘only green’ herb market sprawled across a popular bridge. From watching the milkmen drive past with canisters, the melee of colour at the flower markets, to experiencing the clamour and chaos of the arrival of over 100 tonnes of vegetables, fruits and meat – Mumbai by Dawn truly defines the mercurial character of Mumbai, like none other.

What’s interesting is that when you walk the same lanes a few hours later, you wouldn’t find any evidence of the morning’s hustle bustle. Yes, this comes at a price though, waking up at 5.00 AM for one!

Restaurants we recommend…

DELHI CLUB HOUSE

Delhi Club House

Delhi Club House, a concept so simple and yet carried out so beautifully. The menu is a mix of kebabs, cutlets, curries and decadent desserts – comfort food that hits the spot each time, albeit with a signature twist. The stunning bar makes you feel like you’re back at the Bombay CCI bar. Perhaps the welcoming vibe or the warm wooden interiors replicating the colonial era clubs. Delhi Club House has created a little niche of its own.

 

THE BOMBAY CANTEEN
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At The Bombay Canteen, regional dishes and traditional flavours from across India are the highlights. Using local (and often ignored) ingredients, the eatery celebrates the variety, diversity and richness of our regional cuisines and ingredients by cleverly designing a menu that suits the palates, lifestyles, and even our drink of choice today. The restaurant is located in lower Parel.

2 thoughts on “Latest Discoveries!

  1. Hallo,good morning discovery team !
    Nice to see your new homepage with my photo taken at Thikse monastery on my last journey to ladakh with michael.
    But my impression is that the page is not working well,because it is not possible to open most.
    Is it still under construction?
    Best greetings from germany,klaus

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