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Travel + Leisure India & South Asia

Travel + Leisure India & South Asia November 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.

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in this issue

2 min.
letter from the editor

Seldom do you come across an opportunity to explore a destination that blows your mind, especially one that has remained largely untouched (yet) by tourism. When Travel + Leisure India & South Asia was invited to AlUla in Saudi Arabia for an exclusive photo shoot (the first-ever for any Indian magazine title) with our cover star, Pooja Hegde, who’s on a career high with her recent hit Housefull 4, we didn’t need much convincing. Housing Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site—Hegra—AlUla is the crowning glory of the country. With history dating back thousands of years and a landscape that mesmerises you with its beauty, this destination is waiting to be discovered by the discerning traveller. Experience it first through our cover story (p. 70)! Furthermore, we give you 10…

1 min.

SPOTTED India’s Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations, Dia Mirza, was spotted recently in New York as she attended the UN Climate Action Summit 2019. travelandleisureindia.in/ dia-mirzaclimate-warrior DISCOVER Don’t cross out Indianapolis off your hiking destinations list just because it has a flat landscape. If you know where to look, you can find some of the most rewarding trails here. travelandleisureindia.in/ hiking-inindianapolis #telltnlindia THE NEXT TIME YOU’RE IN SRI LANKA, CLIMB UP THE 1200-PLUS STEPS OF THE LION ROCK. THIS PHOTO BY @JORDHAMMOND SHOULD GIVE YOU ENOUGH REASON. 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…

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preserve the past

Marvel at Nature in Shiretoko The Shiretoko Peninsula perches on the northeastern tip of the Japanese island of Hokkaido and protrudes into the Sea of Okhotsk. In winter, tourists go to the peninsula’s coast along the sea to see drift ice. travelandleisureindia.in/ shiretoko-unesco-world-heritage-site The Best-Preserved City of Southeast Asia Luang Prabang glows with a historic aura; the combination of Lao architecture and lingering effects of European colonialism make it a unique destination. travelandleisureindia.in/luang-prabangunesco-world-heritage-site The Crumbling Past of the City of Potosi This city rose to fame as the world’s largest industrial complex back in the 16th century. Today, industrial monuments and colonial towns, besides the barrios mitayos, draw tourists to a bygone era. travelandleisureindia.in/city-of-potosi…

5 min.
10 marvellous middle-eastern experiences

1 FLOAT ON THE DEAD SEA JORDAN Sandwiched between Jordan and Israel, Dead Sea is a unique gift bestowed by nature upon us. The lowest point on land, Dead Sea’s high salt concentration makes it possible for humans to float like a boat on the water. Best accessed from private resorts on the Dead Sea Coast in Jordan, travellers can rent a sunbed and drink cocktails, slather their body with therapeutic mud from the sea, or simply read a book while lying afloat. Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea, with its private sea access and infinity pool, provides the apt base for a laid-back weekend. Doubles from ₹25,000, kempinski.com 2 HIKE AND SWIM IN WADIS OMAN Trade the familiar Middle-Eastern desert landscape for a classic Omani wadi experience: canyons featuring red rocks, limestone cliffs, wildflowers,…

2 min.
fortress of solitude

The stunning island of Vagaru in the Shaviyani Atoll in Maldives is now home to a 5-star property that spells comfort and warmth. The recently launched JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa boasts 60 spacious villas spread over 234 to 285 square metres, all with private pools, lush interiors, and a lot of open space. Add to this breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and you have got yourself an unrivalled luxury experience. Located a 55-minute seaplane flight to the north of Male, the resort lays special emphasis on privacy. Its private decks and pools that cannot be spotted from outside the villas and the in-villa dining with private settings for couples or families are sure to win hearts. The resort will also spoil you for choice when it comes to…

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a destination for all seasons

A DREAM DESTINATION IN ITSELF, the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay sits in the heart of the capital city of Manama in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Offering the best of both, an urban getaway and a beach holiday, each of the 273 rooms and suites in this plush island resort offers panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf or the stunning skyline. Curving along the southern shore of the hotel’s private island, the white sand beach offers a range of seaside activities along with world-class amenities, making it an ideal choice for a family vacation. For your recreation needs, The Avenue – Bahrain is a waterfront dining, entertainment, and shopping centre located a short walk away from the property. The resort is also set to get a kids’ waterpark in November. Conceived…