GLENBURN TEA ESTATE DARJEELING
Glenburn Tea Estate is a heavenly plantation retreat that lies on a hillock above the banks of the River Rungeet, high in the Himalayas, overlooked by the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain range. Just outside Darjeeling this working tea estate has been lovingly restored, whilst ensuring that its colonial past is retained. Glenburn Tea Estate is the perfect destination retreat and an ideal base.
THE OBEROI GRAND KOLKATA
The Oberoi Grand is a gracious building characterised by its Victorian architecture with interiors immaculately designed to reflect its grand, colonial past. One of Kolkata's finest hotels, it exudes charm and elegance in a wonderfully central location, close to the lively markets, cultural landmarks and business district. Each room and suite has been tastefully furnished with beautiful upholstery, timeless colonial furnishings.
TAJ NADESAR PALACE, VARANASI
Set back from the larger Taj Ganges, Taj Nadesar Palace has hosted royalty, statesmen and celebrities since 1835. Opening its doors to the public after an extensive renovation from Taj Hotels, the palace is considered one of the best hotels in the city. To unwind, the palace offers a round of golf on the greens, a guided nature walks or a days rejuvenation at the renowned Jiva Spa.
JALAKARA, ANDAMAN ISLANDS
The hotel has a beautiful ozone infinity pool and can arrange massage, yoga and badminton at the hotel or day excursions island hopping, snorkeling, diving or just lolling on the beach with your very own picnic. The menus and cocktail list is directly overseen by the British owners and the dinner menu has a wonderful focus on the tropical abundance of the surroundings islands and spectacular seafood.
TAJ EXOTICA RESORT & SPA, ANDAMANS
On arrival, you will fly into Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman Islands. You may choose to spend a day or two here discovering the rich and vibrant history, or connect directly by boat to the beautiful island of Havelock. Another highlight of a stay here is the exquisite, elegant cuisine, which is prepared by an army of gourmet chefs and which is a true distillation of the Andamans’ culinary identity.
The interiors of the hotel are inspired by the distinct traditional temple architecture of Orissa. With just 57 rooms and 5 suites spread across acres of manicured lawns, you will find elegantly appointed interiors inspired by the rich traditions of the local architecture and old world charm. Famous for its temples and wide sandy beaches there is lots to do in the little visited part of the country.
ASSAM BENGAL NAVIGATION
The Assam Bengal Navigation have several vessels and the ABN Rajmahal is 50m long with an extra shallow draught that allow her to cruise further up steam of the Ganges then most river cruisers. The cruise is from Calcutta to Varanasi via the Hooghly and Ganges rivers. There are 22 cabins all replete with stylish fresh neutral tones, hints of colonial elegance and all have French balconies.
DIPHLU RIVER LODGE, ASSAM
This scenic spot offers wonderful views and a great place to relax in between the game drives. At the park guests have the opportunity to go on two safaris a day which are all part of the package of staying at the lodge. You will also find a wealth of reptiles such as the Assam roofed turtle, water monitor, Indian python, common cobra and king cobra.