Travel & Outdoor
Travel + Leisure India & South Asia

Travel + Leisure India & South Asia October 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.

Burda Media India Private Limited
Read More
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
letter from the editor

Hospitality is a tricky business. It’s as fulfilling as it is demanding. The industry is led by passion and attention to detail. And as a Japanese proverb goes, “The reputation of a thousand years may be undermined by the conduct of one hour.” This is one of the toughest and most rewarding businesses to be in. At Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, our Hotels Special issue always comes with the colossal task of putting together the best of the best brands in hospitality, which make your travels memorable affairs. From 10 international hotels that excel in their luxe offerings (p. 12) to 15 properties in India (p. 97) that spoil you silly, this issue enlists all the places that raise the proverbial bar in hospitality. Our cover story (p.…

1 min.

SPOTTED Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor holidayed in Kenya recently, and their Instagram images gave us major travel inspiration. travelandleisureindia.in/ aliaranbir-in-kenya DISCOVER Decode the mystery of the Longyou Caves of China. travelandleisureindia.in/ longyoucaves-of-china #telltnlindia THIS PHOTO BY @DAVIDMRULE SHOWS THE AMAZING CENOTE IK KIL-ONE OF THE MANY NATURAL WONDERS THAT THE MEXICAN STATE OF YUCATÁN IS BLESSED WITH. 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, culture, and trends. travelandleisureindia tnlindia tnlindia traveleisurein NOTE: ALL PRICES MENTIONED IN THE MAGAZINE ARE APPROXIMATE VALUES AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.…

1 min.
travel tales

We bring you experiential narratives from standout travellers that will not only reveal new facets of destinations, but also evoke wanderlust in you. This Man Scaled Mt Everest at the Age of 50! Entrepreneur Aditya Gupta scaled the towering challenge of Mt Everest at 50. We spoke to him about his journey, fitness mantra, first trek, and future expedition plans. travelandleisureindia.in/ adityagupta-interview Up Close and Personal with Photographer Sujoy Das With a career spanning more than three decades, Sujoy Das is no stranger to photographing life amidst the mighty Himalayas. The founder of South Col Expeditions speaks to us about his memorable travel experiences. travelandleisureindia.in/ photographersujoy-das What Makes Travel Blogger Archana Singh Stand Out? Archana Singh has been writing about her travel and life experiences for years. From financial uncertainties to the perks of being in…

5 min.
10 hotels that raise the bar

1 THE ST. REGIS MALDIVES VOMMULI RESORT, MALDIVES The thoughtfully created Children’s Club that is surrounded by nature and equipped with world-class learning materials is one of the many features that make St Regis, located on a private Maldivian island, the ideal family holiday resort. Relax in the hydrotherapy pool or enjoy a couple’s spa treatment at the Iridium Spa, sip on cocktails at one of the six eclectic bars, go for a customised yacht tour, or lounge in your presidential over-water villa that has its own jacuzzi, plunge pools, cinema room and more. Over-water villa from ₹1,27,000; marriott.com 2 JUMEIRAH AL QASR, DUBAI Live in an embellished Arabian paradise with the sea in sight and the unmatchable hospitality of the award-winning Jumeriah Al Qasr to pamper you. Located in the Madinat Jumeirah…

2 min.
royal residence

ENDOWED WITH GRAND PALACES, beautiful lakes, and stunning architecture, Rajasthan has a treasure trove of culture and heritage. The city that best represents a microcosm of this wealth is also the state’s largest. Home to tourist attractions like Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and Jantar Mantar, Jaipur is best explored while staying in a place that taps into its regal spirit. Just eight kilometres from the Pink City, The Oberoi Rajvilas evokes princely Rajasthan with luxury villas and royal tents in a fort-like setting. Guest accommodation is spread over a 32-acre land, where lush lawns and azure water bodies are laid out in little clusters, thus offering privacy to the guests. Each cluster wraps itself around a courtyard that has a traditional fountain and natural canopies. The guests…

2 min.
new playground

The world-renowned Singapore Changi Airport has been rightly bagging the title of the Best International Airport at Travel+Leisure India & South Asia’s India’s Best Awards for the last eight years. Yet, the swanky Singaporean air-travel hub never seizes to innovate and surprise the world. Its latest extension, Jewel, was launched in April this year to wide-eyed approval of travellers from around the globe. Jewel Changi Airport, a smooth blend of natural and urban elements, has an exciting array of experiences to offer, including remarkable installations, play zones, diners, and retail outlets. Its centrepiece, however, is the 40-metre-high Rain Vortex, the tallest indoor waterfall in the world. Protip: catch a glimpse of a rainbow at its base under the afternoon sun, best viewed from Level 4’s Lobby H. Alternatively, stroll down the…