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A day spent at Koolwal Kothi, Nawalgarh

The Koolwal Kothi is an impressive heritage building in Nawalgarh. Its monumental facade blends traditional and European elements. Constructed in 1934, during the time of Anandilal Ji Hemraj Ji Koolwal, it has a magnificent facia with a series of tasteful rooms organised around a central hall. This deviates pleasantly from traditional courtyard house planning of the region. The city of Nawalgarh was founded by Nawal Singh, the fourth of the five brothers in 1737 AD on an existing village of Kaimkhanis.

Photo Journey: Baha’i Lotus Temple, New Delhi

Since its inauguration to public worship and visits in December 1986, the Bahá’í House of Worship, known as Lotus Temple, in New Delhi, India has drawn to its portals more than 70 million visitors, making it one of the most visited edifices in the world. On an average, 8,000 to 10,000 people visit the Bahá’í House of Worship each day. These visitors have admired its universal design in the form of a lotus and have been fascinated by the Teachings

Property Visit: Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace and Spa

Travel changes you as a person, bringing in you requisite modesty and a spirit of adventure. With these words in my heart, I planned a trip to Udaipur. The city of lakes turned out to be more than my expectations so much so that it left an indelible mark on my spirit. My day 1 started from Chandigarh. I had to attend a few imperative meetings in Delhi, so I decided to take a halt. I had an early morning flight from

Sandal Suites is an oasis in the concrete jungle of Noida

Lemon Tree Hotels launched its latest offering in Noida, the first upscale serviced suites property called Sandal Suites. These serviced apartments, situated just off the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, are located within the Assotech Business Cresterra, the LEED Gold Certified office complex in the IT Hub of Sector 135, Noida. Best suited for extended stays, Sandal Suites features 195 well-appointed suites, extensive banqueting facilities, numerous dining options, and an array of recreational facilities, in a contemporary setting. Each of the elegantly designed

Small joys in Shoghi with Aamod Resorts

The literal meaning of 'Aamod' is small joys. This translates into the tagline of the hospitality group - choti choti khushiyaan. For those wanting to escape the crowd and cacophony of the loud festive season in North India, a quick and serene getaway is possible in Shoghi. The charm of a place is in discovering its secrets. And Aamod Resorts at Shoghi will allow you to truly explore and find your anchors in this less known hill station. You can truly

Luxuriously Rustic – The Lalit Mangar

One of the first things that I do right at the beginning of every year is to mark all the long weekends (with a work bunk added here and there) that the calendar has to offer. After all, why have one big holiday when you can have several through the year (travel addict traits!). Many friends often ask me, 'where do you go?'. My answer is always - "AWAY from the city!" One such recent escape was to The Lalit

A day in pictures with Coolpad Cool1

Coolpad India recently launched their latest smartphone Cool1 in New Delhi (India), with a heavily focussed campaign over its dual rear camera setup. The smartphone is powered with amazing 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM and is exclusively marketed by Amazon India from January 5. We spend an entire day with the gadget clicking some superb pictures. It started on a wintery afternoon in the famous Dilli Hatt at INA, the mosaic lamps look resplendent through the lens of Coolpad

In Joyous Company at Alwar Bagh by Aamod

As the boundaries of our spaces in the world, in itself shrinking, become tighter, places of tranquillity are becoming rarer to find. In the one month where we celebrate love (perhaps with more fervour than we do through the year), it is always nice to escape to islands of 'escape' from cities - whether it is to pamper yourself, or your partner. A couple's holiday at a stone's throw from home offers the chance of a quick romantic getaway - to

On A Treasure Hunt, And Finding a Jewel

Situated on the outskirts of Delhi, a village called Mangar would hardly seem like a location for a jewellery museum. But then, that is what hidden and buried treasures are all about - secret locations. I was introduced to the Village Jewel Museum and Eco-lodge, a gem of a place courtesy Lalit Mangar, where I spend a wonderful mid-week staycation. About a 20-minute drive from the Gurgaon-Faridabad highway, the Lalit Mangar is already becoming a beacon for this sleepy village. A

Chancing upon history at Neemrana ki Baoli

One of the best things about travelling off the beaten path is that a journey never gets over at destinations. There is the possibility of chancing upon many gems that may be less explored, if not fully unexplored. Thanks to a mid-week getaway to Alwar curated by Sumit Singh Jamwal of Escape Route (www.escaperoute.co.in), a travel enterprise to aid your escape from monotony, we discovered a hidden destination, so far nearly buried in the depths of the earth (literally) right

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