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.
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
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
After a six-hour-long drive from the city of Mumbai is a small rustic town called Phaltan. Right there, situated just off the highway is India’s first LEED GREEN Platinum Rated Hotel, Jakson Inns. Hidden in a faraway village, Jakson Inns may look like an average no-frill bed-and-breakfast inn, at first sight. A closer look would reveal it's an extensive property spreading across six acres of land, so spacious and airy that it would give a quintessential Mumbaikar a much-needed relief from
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
Jim Corbett National Park, in Uttarakhand, is one of my favourite places to go to. This year for my summer vacations, my mother and I with her friend and her son stayed in a resort named The Golden Tusk. We went to Ramnagar by train from Old Delhi Railway Station. I was so excited to see an open jeep with 'The Golden Tusk' written on it waiting for us at the station. We reached around 9 in the night and
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 definite crowd-puller and a popular jaunt across metros in India, Kitty Su at The Lalit in Chandigarh is the most popular nightclub of the tricity. The brainchild of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group Executive Director Keshav Suri, has been voted Best Nightclub at the Times Food and Nightlife Awards two years in a row. And OKO, its award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant is a favourite with the crème de la crème. The best of both worlds have now combined to create
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
Innovation is the mainstay of any F&B outlet that aims to consistently please palates. And when we talk of Baluchi, we are speaking of one of the most popular pan-Indian speciality restaurants in India. It is, but obvious, that introduction of new flavours will be a given. Turns out that the speciality restaurant at The Lalit, Chandigarh has outdone itself under the watchful eyes of Executive Chef Shibiraj Saha and Chef Rajeev Thakur, in giving its existing menu a facelift.