Review: Wayfarer Mountain Resort, Munsiyari, Uttrakhand

As far as first impressions go, the Wayfarer Resort in Munsiyari in the Himalayan state of Uttrakhand (Uttranchal) flatters – but it does end...

Hotel Review: Banjara Camps and Retreat, Sangla, Himachal Pradesh

I stayed at Banjara Camps’ Sangla property two years ago and visited the same recently. Did anything change during this period? Yes, they have...

Club Kunzum: Stay amidst apple orchards at Banjara Orchard Retreat, Thanedar,...

Apples were first grown in India in Thanedar in Himachal Pradesh. And this is the place to go if you want to enjoy the...

Review: Abbott Mount Cottage, Uttarakhand

If the idea of a surprise visitor in the form of a giant spider under the quilt covers does not bother you, plan a...

Hotel Review: Hotel Opera, Mahendranagar, Nepal

This is the only 'quality' hotel located in Mahendranagar, located near the Indian border. Unless you have a business interest or need a night...

Hotel Review: Banjara Retreat, Kaza, Lahaul Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

If you are driving from Manali to Kaza, the journey is anything but smooth – this does not suggest it is not exciting and...

Hotel Review: The Sarai at Toria, Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh

If everyone in the world had homes like the Sarai at Toria, we would never fight each other and live happily ever after. Unfortunately...

Hotel Review: Banjara Camp, Sojha / Shoja, near Kullu

Is it Shoja or Sojha? Both spellings are used but let us use Sojha as marked on a milestone. Let the Government have the...

Hotel Review: Banjara Orchard Retreat, Thanedar, Himachal Pradesh

I had been to all properties of Banjara Camps over the last three years – except the one at Thanedar. I had passed it...

Hotel Review: Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

As a travel writer, I cannot allow excitement to cloud my opinion. But I could barely suppress the emotion at the prospect of checking...