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Travel + Leisure India & South Asia February 2019

Travel + Leisure South Asia, a stylish and authoritative guide for today’s global traveler, offers stunning photography, incisive commentary, vivid narratives and practical travel information with a strong emphasis on Asia. From the best spa’s to the tastiest street food, from the most luxurious resorts to the hottest rooftop bars, from the latest restaurants to the region’s top designers, from the quietest beaches to the busiest shopping streets – Travel + Leisure South Asia delivers, month after month.

Country:
India
Language:
English
Publisher:
Burda Media India Private Limited
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1. Nushrat Bharucha at Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty. 2. The town of Thun in Switzerland. 3. Gran Canaria, Spain, welcomes LGBTQ tourists. The romance of a verdant landscape and the tranquillity of Lake Vembanad as the perfect backdrop to say that all-important ‘I do’—in this season of love, if there’s one destination that makes for a picture-perfect wedding destination, it’s Kerala. Our dreamy cover shoot with Bollywood’s girl-next-door Nushrat Bharucha at the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty (p. 74) will inspire you to plan a serene wedding in this stunning locale, aided by top-notch hospitality. As we usher in the season of romance and weddings this issue, we want to celebrate love in all its glory—love not bound by borders, gender, or societal norms. Find the world’s…

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CELEB SPOTTINGVirat and Anushka travelled to Australia recently, and we’re having serious FOMO! With an abundance of gorgeous places to unveil, Australia ranks pretty high on our must-visit list this year. travelandleisureindia.in/virat-kohlianushka-sharma-australia/ EMERGINGLearning a new language or a skill may be a cool resolution to have for the new year, but can it compete with exploring caves? If you don’t venture into one or more of these deep, dark caves of Vietnam, you’ll never know! travelandleisureindia.in/spelunkingin-vietnam/ #TELLTNLINDIAHALLSTATT, THE MOST PICTURESQUE TOWN IN AUSTRIA AND A PERFECT ROMANTIC DESTINATION FOR THIS MONTH. PHOTO COURTESY: @THEDARKKNIGHTDIARY.instagram.com/p/BsvT4ExHIFf/TO GET FEATURED HERE, TAG @TRAVELANDLEISUREINDIA ON INSTAGRAM AND USE THE HASHTAG #TELLTNLINDIA. Download Travel + Leisure India & South Asia digital editions, and follow us for the best in hotels, food, style,…

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weddings and honeymoons, and everything in between

Luxury Romantic Destinations for the Mountain-Loving CoupleIf love for the mountains is one of the arrows Cupid shot at you and your beau, there’s no remedy other than spending time amidst towering peaks. travelandleisureindia.in/ luxury-honeymoon-destinations-mountain/ You Need to Explore these Indian Honeymoon DestinationsThese gorgeous places in India can beat any international locale for more reasons than one. travelandleisureindia.in/9-honeymoon-destinations-in-indiathat-will-make-you-ditch-thatinternational-travel-plan/ These Cruises will make You want to get Married at SeaWhy fly to one destination when you can cruise through three? Have a memorable wedding ceremony at sea with these luxury cruises that cater to your special occasions. travelandleisureindia.in/cruise-wedding/ ■…

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10 places where the rainbow shines

No.1 Gran Canaria, Spain One of Spain’s Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is often called the playground for the LGBTQ+ community. Fine weather through the year, coupled with welcoming locals, makes the island a huge draw for queer tourists from around the world. The Yumbo Shopping Centre is at the forefront of the scene. During the day, some of the shops here sell adult toys and elaborate costumes; as night falls, it transforms into one of the biggest gay-nightlife spots on the continent. Visit between February and March—when the city hosts the Maspalomas Gay Pride (gaypridemaspalomas.com); the drag queen galas too are a major draw for tourists across the spectrum. Los Almendros (losalmendros.es) and Villas Blancas (villasblancas.com) are properties exclusively open to the LGBTQ+ community. No.2 East…

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raising the bar

It’s that time of the year when sun-kissed beach holidays are the need of the hour. Maldives, with its endless white-sand beaches, gorgeous resorts, and crystal-clear turquoise waters, is arguably one of the most desirable beach destinations in the world. Located in this singular archipelago within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll is an idyllic resort where barefoot luxury and unassuming elegance are at the heart of sensory indulgence. MeranaSpa couple rooms.Vakkaru Maldives sits pretty on a secluded reef island, which is endowed with surreal beaches and a house reef brimming with unique marine biodiversity. Inside, sustainable practices join hands with pared-back luxury to offer an unrivalled experience.If you plan to tie the knot here or renew your vows by the azure sea, two celebration packages come with…

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love is forever

BIG BANG ONE CLICK 39MM HUBLOTBy creating the One Click strap, a patented attachment system that allows wearers to change their watchstrap with a single click, Hublot has given women a means of reinventing themselves every day. Two patterns-a tweed and an ethnic design-are available in three colour schemes: fuchsia/bordeaux, green/pink, and turquoise/blue. So, six different watches for the cost of one! SAPPHIRE ORBE AUDEMARS PIGUETNamed after the river that crosses Le Brassus, the Swiss hometown of Audemars Piguet, Sapphire Orbe embodies a glittering river of diamonds and sapphires in graded hues of blue and orange. The watch features 12,103 stones; in›the domed centre nestles a two-centimetre dark-blue sapphire-set globe which, when inverted, reveals the watch’s 18-carat white-gold dial. PANTHÈRE DE CARTIER MINI CARTIERThe…

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