The Taj Mahal & Agra Fort

One of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is the epitome of undying love and Mughal art, a masterpiece of perfect symmetry, balance and geometrical patterns. Overwhelmed with the grief of losing his beloved empress who died during the birth of their 14th child, Emperor Shah Jahan ordered the construction of […]

By |February 23rd, 2013|Agra, India|3 Comments

Train Travel in India

Indian Railways is one of the largest railway networks in the world, transporting billions of passengers yearly. To many parts of India, it’s a convenient form of transport; though not our best train experience but a fascinating one.

The busy train station in Delhi where we couldn’t find the way to meet our driver. It’s […]

By |February 18th, 2013|Agra, India|3 Comments

Streets of Delhi

The metropolis of Delhi has a population nearing 17 million and is one of the most populous in the world. As we toured around Delhi, the guide told us there is Old Delhi and New Delhi. Historic Mughal monuments like the imposing Red Fort and Jama Masjid are located in Old Delhi. On the other […]

By |February 16th, 2013|Delhi, India|1 Comment

Vizag, India’s City of Destiny [part 2/2]

Vizag, the ‘Jewel of the East Coast’ of India, is more than just coastline and beaches. Go for a day trip and venture further away from the city, about 115-km or 3-hr drive, into the scenic Araku Valley located on the Ananthagiri hills where there are coffee plantations and waterfalls.

The journey to Araku Valley […]

By |November 13th, 2012|India, Vizag|0 Comments

Vizag, India’s City of Destiny [part 1/2]

Ever since we travelled the exotic ‘golden triangle’ namely Jaipur, Agra and Delhi in the north, I’ve been hoping to explore different parts of India. With the invitation to take SilkAir’s inaugural flight to Visakhapatnam, popularly known as Vizag, I had the opportunity to experience a 4 day trip in the southeast coastal region […]

By |November 10th, 2012|India, Vizag|3 Comments

ITC Maurya, New Delhi

The Luxury Collection of ITC hotels presents extraordinary hotels and resorts with classic qualities, a gathering of legends. ITC Maurya is part of the Luxury Collection that received several awards including Today’s Traveller Award 2010 for Best Luxury Metro Hotel.

Conveniently located in the heart of Delhi, the capital city of India, ITC Maurya echoes […]

By |September 16th, 2011|Delhi, India|3 Comments

Bukhara – World’s Best Indian Restaurant

A luxury collection hotel located in New Delhi, ITC Maurya prides itself with specialty cuisines that have attracted epicureans from across the globe.

The internationally acclaimed Bukhara is ITC Maurya’s most reputable specialty restaurant. It’s known that conference groups having meetings in other cities of India would fly all the way to Delhi for […]

By |September 4th, 2011|Delhi, India|3 Comments

Enter the Mughal Dynasty

While planning for our trip to see the world wonder Taj Mahal, it was pretty worrying to learn that the weather was scorching hot at 44°C in Agra during the peak summer month of May. Knowing that the hotel we would be staying at is a luxury collection of ITC Hotels, I thought we […]

By |August 12th, 2011|Agra, India|8 Comments

Travel Photos @ Jaipur, Rajasthan

Why is Jaipur popularly known as the “Pink City”? Founded in 1727 A.D., the “old” city of Jaipur was dressed in pink in 1863 to welcome Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria. So you will see a part of the capital of Rajasthan with pink colour buildings.

Reputably known as one of the ten most […]

By |July 29th, 2011|India, Jaipur|12 Comments

Amber Fort, Rajasthan India

Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, is reputably known as one of the ten most beautiful cities of India. Steep in history and heritage, the medieval charm of the pink city beckons visitors to relive the bygone era and marvel the ancient grandeur.

A mere 11km from Jaipur, Amber Fort is a magnet for history […]

By |July 3rd, 2011|India, Jaipur|6 Comments