Thursday, 18 October 2012

Picturesque Hotels in Nainital India

Nainital, a delightful hill-station that traces its formal origin to 1841, with the construction of the first European house, quaintly named Pilgrim Lodge, by a sugar trader from Shahjahanpur called P. Barron, situated at a distance of 237 kms from New Delhi, in Uttarakhand, is a honeymooner’s haven and a holiday maker’s paradise!
Keeping Nainital as a fulcrum, this picturesque Kumaon region provides many delightful holiday destinations nearby, prominent among them being Ramgarh, which brings you the unique Ramgarh Bungalows!    Situated at a distance of 35 kms from other hotels in Nainital India, these are ideal getaways in the lap of nature, in the fruit basket of the Kumaon region.

Six picturesque cottages, rooted in historicity and protected by abundant natural splendour, they munificently offer one the opportunity of a revitalising break from urban stress, within their cosy, cheerful environs, equipped with such comforts as  24-hour Room-Service, Restaurant, Medical assistance, Maid Service, Luggage Storage and the luxury of a Wake-up Service!

Amidst these  salubrious climes, feeding gleefully off ripened peaches, plums, pears, apricots and apples off the richly laden fruit trees, trekking and following nature trails,birdwatching or .....taking time off to observe some of the 1501 species of exotic butterflies in the Butterfly Garden at Ramgarh Bungalows, life is bliss!

There are many ways how to reach Ramgarh Bungalows – by road from New Delhi 325 kms away, by air to Pantnagar – 80 kms away or by train to Kathgodam 38kms away and combine it with a taxi or bus journey, for an unforgettable trip!

Heritage Hotels in Coorg are Delightful

Situated against the backdrop of the rich coffee plantations of Kodagu or Coorg, wherein within the shade of the world’s richest coffee agro-forests are also cultivated spices like black pepper, cardamom and vanilla, Coorg offers unstinted hospitality!

Staying in one of the Heritage Hotels in Coorg, residence of the erstwhile Diwans of the Rajas of Coorg in South-West Karnataka, is a unique experience!  A stately mansion with suites named after prize-winning horses, it is choc-a-bloc with an array of silver trophies, photographs, books and memorabilia of the ancestor-worshiping family who stills inhabits the estate.

The quaintly named Blue Heaven and I’m No Angel suites are situated on the first floor and a beautiful wooden antique staircase followed by a landing, a lounge, and a library eventually leads to the suites on the first floor level. The Lord Jim suite is on the ground floor and in close proximity to the lounge, the Reception area and the Lady Madcap suite. The Melody suite is situated in the centre of the cottage adjacent to the main building. Its four poster bed and cosy sitting area makes it an ideal choice for a family of 3 or close friends.

Amongst many other interesting activities here, highly recommended is a trip to the neighbouring Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary, which remains the best-preserved habitat of the Asian elephant, the tiger, the spotted deer and the bison.

The sloth bear, wild dog, panther, tiger, sambhar, bonnet macaque and 250 colourful avian species all make it a highly enriching experience!

Beautiful Places To Visit in Tamil Nadu

Tranquility at Tranquebar - a Dutch, Danish, British Colonial heritage town of pristine beauty and perennial charm, situated on the Coromandel Coast in the Nagapattinam District in Tamil Nadu, South India.  Or Tharangambadi “the land of the singing waves” as the Tamils more euphorically, bestowed  this euphonic sobriquet upon this picturesque coastal town lying 15 kms south of the ancient Chola port of Pumpuhar, and 15 kms north of the former French comptoir of Karikal.

While most heritage hotels in Tamil Nadu are born with the beauty and treasures of history, not many have the luxury of housing architectural treasures visible from the verandah outside your room!   But ensconced in elaborate comfort in one of the quaintly named rooms named after Danish ships which sailed to Tranquebar in days of yore, in one of the most unusual of Heritage Hotels Tamil Nadu, you get a tantalizing glimpse of beautiful places to visit in Tamil Nadu, from the privacy of your living quarters.

View the early 14th century Masilamani Nathar Pandya temple on the left and a 17th century Danish fort to the right, drive in through a beautiful gate of the majestic King Street, past  Lutheran churches and grand bungalows of the Danish Governors’ and the British Collector’s residence.   Re-live marine history, visit the temples of Kumbakonam and Tanjore and rejoice in this town, which remains a glorious tribute to architecture from across the world and celebrates life as the thickest ozone layer in India, revitalises you for a beautiful posterity!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Hotels in Nagapattinam are Welcoming

The picturesque coastal town of Nagapattinam, with sea-borne trade and fishing as its two major sources of income and its chequered destiny bearing the indelible imprint of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British East India Company before it became the capital of the newly created Nagapattinam District in 1991, dates back to the Sangam period!

Hotels in Nagapattinam  with  their striking   indigenous Tamil architecture with red-tiled roofs, internal, pillared courtyards of domestic proportions , a wooden stairway and vast, structured  spaces, have beautiful suites and spacious rooms done up in gorgeous hues of peacock blue, bright gold, warm ochres and oranges, turquoise and canary yellow.   With such imposing names as Chidambaram, Thanjavur, Darasuram, Srirangam and Swamimalai, they simultaneously celebrate the towering temple towns of Tamil Nadu and its agricultural abundance, while providing perfect comfort!

These hotels, which host anniversaries, birthdays and other memorable occasions with customary hospitality, also offer visitors here, a plethora of interesting excursions and things to do in Nagapattinam.  These include a rejuvenating walk to the nearby beach, rich in a revitalising ozone layer, a lazy swim in the aquamarine waters of the private hotel pool or delightful bird watching from the Uppanar River of this colourful avian species; or a fascinating visit to the Dansborg Archaeological Museum with its rare collection of palm leaf manuscripts and Maratha paintings, Chinese porcelain and weapons, coins, fish ones and early fossils!  Or pay obeisance at the famous700 year old Masilamani Nathar Temple, a unique blend of Chinese and South Indian architecture and be blessed!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Goa Holiday Villa Guarantees Enjoyment

A haven for honeymooners and holidaymakers alike, Goa issues an irresistible invitation!

Ensconced comfortably in a Goa Holiday Villa with 4 spacious bedrooms, Dining room, wholesome cuisine and caring experienced staff, pool and Spa with comprehensive facilities, enjoyment is guaranteed!

Shopping in Goa is an experience of many flavours, in all the multi-hued colours of life!   To get the real local flavour of Goa, visit the weekly Haat in your neighbourhood and pick up dried red chillies, kokum and other produce directly from the farmers; or pulsate to live music even as you shop at the unique Saturday Night Market at Arpora, where vendors from all over India and different parts of the world gather in a festive atmosphere and sell their wares.

While an original lifestyle store in Baga munificently offers you antique Goan furniture, local artists’ paintings, designer apparel and gifts, another one in Candolim provides a colourful array of scarves, stoles, footwear and jewellery. As well as cotton and silk apparel with a difference!

Creative lamps, mirrors, tables etc. with the use of natural materials like leaves, driftwood etc. under a layer of lacquer- a must for every home- are also available in Candolim, while new and second hand books spill out of the rooms of an old house – aptly called Literati - which is a haven for readers, also in Candolim!   Or you can wander further afield to Panjim and treat yourself to some lovely linen and natural fabric designer wear, to make a statement with a touch of class!

Wonderful Villas in Goa

Ensconced enchantingly between the Western Ghats and the serene Arabian Sea, crisscrossed by a charming network of waterways and mapped by palatial Portuguese villas, cathedrals and churches is gracious  Goa....

Villas in Goa constitute the ideal abode for an exclusive holiday!   This includes a “noble home” – a private, fully-serviced luxury villa, located in the sleepy town of Siolim in Goa.An intrinsic component of the unique Heritage hotels in India, it offers you all the comforts of home under the able supervision of a dedicated and professional staff.

It houses four bedrooms which lead onto a dining salon with glass doors. The terrace suite reaches down by a spiral stairway. The ‘Noble Home’ is sufficiently staffed to provide a discreet but personal service. 

It is conceptualized and constructed on the principle of Open plan living and TV area opening onto the inviting terrace and pool area and consists of : Al Fresco dining areas on the patio overlooking the inviting aquamarine waters of the large pool,  Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, Bedrooms 2 and 3 – both with comfortable en-suite washrooms, as well as  Bedroom 4 with an en-suite bathroom in the Oriental cottage.  Ornately furnished with beautiful chandeliers, mother-of-pearl almirahs, mystic paintings, imposing beds and elegant  drapes, they caress and comfort, with infinite finesse!

With a Spa and Wellness Center with a massage and steam room, myriad Ayurvedic treatments, Deep tissue massage, Yoga massage, Yogashala, Reflexology and EFT, as well as Abhyanga and Chavuti, living in this Villa, in different seasons, is a dream!

Heritage Hotels in Coonoor are Charming

Coonoor, the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris, surrounded by massive verdant tea plantations, at an altitude of 1,839 metres above sea level, is picturesque and pleasantly cool throughout the year.

Connected simultaneously to Mettupalyam and Ooty by the unique Toy Train, it is a popular week-end getaway!   The 19th century Scottish-style stately home that has now been transformed into one of the most popular Heritage Hotels in Coonoor, has its own prize-winning garden of the Nilgiris overlooking a unique pomological garden.   It is located two minutes from Sim’s Park, one of India’s most luxuriant Botanical Gardens, laid out in 1874 with over 1200 species of plants and many old rare trees like the Rudraksh, Paperwood, Elephant Leg, Strawberry Tree etc.

With its warm wooden interiors, high raftered ceilings and elegantly appointed spacious rooms with inviting beds, lounge chair, writing desk, dressing table, TV, aesthetic artworks and cozy fireplace, it is an invitation to sharing closeness and camaraderie in rooms evocatively named Gulmohar, Acacia, Pine ,Camphor and Eucalyptus!

Ensconced in comfort here, there are lots of things to do in Coonoor. A visit to the famous Sim’s Park, spread over 12 acres, founded by J.D. Sim, with its rich offerings of magnolia, pines, tree ferns, and camellia. The botanical garden is partly developed in the Japanese style and famous for its annual Flower and Fruit shows every May!   Visit Ooty with its many lakes, gardens, and buildings featuring colonial architecture, Lady Canning’s Seat, Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint and majestic Law’s Falls, captivating in their timeless beauty....

Superb India Holiday Package

With a vast and wonderful topography and specific regional attractions, India offers its cosmopolitan clientele a staggering plethora of superb week-end holiday options!

Possessing a surfeit of superb Week-end getaways in India, selecting a superb India Holiday Package in consonance with your geographical locale and propensities for enjoyment, is not a dream anymore!

There is palatial Pataudi with its palace architecture, splendid suites and spread   of gourmet cuisines, which range from  a North-Indian cuisine with a few Continental or Oriental dishes at random to suit a range of tastes and palates, South Indian, French, Italian and Chinese dishes to enrich Buffets and satisfy gourmands, not far from elite Gurgaon!   There is opulent Neemrana on the Delhi-Jaipur highway, where the Spa, the gardens, the discovery of hidden spaces within the property, or just reading, relaxing, zipping and camels, if they are active, can imbue you with an adrenalin rush or an ecstatic joy!

Or if it is captivating Kesroli, equidistant from the Golden Triangle cities of Delhi-Agra-Jaipur, overlooking mesmerizing mustard fields, then Sariska tiger sanctuary, Kankwadi fort, Neelkanth Temples, Pandupol , the Fort–Palace and monuments of Tijara, , Jaisamand Lake, , the hot springs in Talvriksh, Deeg, Viratnagar, ancient Mathura and the sanctuary in Bharatpur, are its nearby tourist treasures!

From magnificent Mumbai, the exclusive and elaborate Noble Home villa at gorgeous Goa with swimming, exciting shopping and delicious cuisines; or  munificent Matheran with its tremendous trekking/walking amidst natural splendour; from towering Chennai, sample French flavours in Pondicherry or enriching ozone and culture at Tranquebar...