Sher Bagh Luxury Tented Camp in Rajasthan

Sher Bagh Luxury Tented Camp in Rajasthan

This month’s Mahout newsletter alerted us to the newly revamped Sher Bagh Luxury Tented Camp in Rajasthan.  Beginning their 15th year of operations this October, Sher Bagh has pitched an unprecedented benchmark for style, luxury and comfort on safari with a vigorous renovation of their first ‘Relais & Châteaux’ camp.  As well as refurbishing the camp’s luxury […]

Jawai Leopard Camp in Western Rajasthan

Jawai Leopard Camp in Western Rajasthan

Situated in the gloriously pretty Aravalli Hills, near Bera in Western Rajasthan, and created by the inimitable Sujan team, the camp lies in the heart of an untrammeled wilderness where leopards roam wild and free.  Jawai Leopard Camp is Sujan’s latest, tented masterpiece and it opens to guests early next year.  It is already open for reservations. […]

5 places to stay in Delhi, India

So you’ve arrived in Delhi, now where do you stay? Indiaphile offers a how to guide for finding a room in the capital of India. The first thing to know about accommodation in Delhi is that it’s expensive. With the country’s economy still climbing, and the Commonwealth Games imminent, rooms in the capital are heavy […]

Samode Haveli Hotel, Rajasthan, (Golden Triangle)

Samode Haveli Hotel, Rajasthan, (Golden Triangle)

Samode Haveli Hotel, Rajasthan is an Indo-saracenic town-house that’s perhaps ultimate place to stay within the walled city of Jaipur. This 200-year-old city mansion enjoys an unbeatable location and an interesting history, with 30 tasteful rooms of various sizes furnished in original Rajasthani antiques. Home to some stunning murals and frescoes, and with a verdant […]

Indian travel reviews: Udai Bilas Palace in Rajasthan

Indian travel reviews: Udai Bilas Palace in Rajasthan

In the second of our profiles of Rajasthani Palace hotels, Indiaphile looks at Udai Bilas, Dungarpur, in the southernmost part of the state. Udai Bilas Palace dates from the mid-19th century, when Maharawal Udai Singhji-II, a great patron of art and architecture, built a sumptuous palace of bluish grey local stone “Pareva” overlooking the lake. […]

Indian travel reviews: Heritage hotel Devi Garh in Rajasthan

Indian travel reviews: Heritage hotel Devi Garh in Rajasthan

Encompassing most of the Thar desert, Rajasthan is India’s largest state, and also one of its most romantic. Home to the blue city of Jodphur, the golden city of Jaisalmer, and the dusty pink capital of Jaipur, Rajasthan is a beguiling mix of rural India and a modernising society anxious to shrug off its past. […]

Yoga Magic: a unique yoga retreat in Goa, India

Yoga Magic: a unique yoga retreat in Goa, India

Over 15 years as a travel writer, there are few places I’ve enjoyed so much, or visited so often as Yoga Magic, a unique eco and yoga retreat in Goa, India . From the first time I went there I felt at home and have delighted, on each visit since, in seeing it grow and […]