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Travel + Leisure India & South Asia

Travel + Leisure India & South Asia December 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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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
letter from the editor

There are some things money can’t buy. And that’s why this issue’s cover feature is so special. Travel + Leisure India & South Asia was exclusively invited by the good folks at the Grey Goose House, Le Logis, to capture the idyllic destination with our enchanting cover star, Aditi Rao Hydari. If there ever was a place that looked straight out of our childhood fairytales, this princely French château would probably be it. Cocooned in vineyards in the sublime region of Cognac, Le Logis defines the French way of life (p. 66). If you’re planning a trip to Europe and looking for a culturally enriching trail, let our piece on Switzerland guide your itinerary (p. 132). Art aficionados, if you’re heading to London for a heady dose of discovery, flip over…

1 min.

SPOTTED Virat Kohli’s birthday celebrations took place in the lap of the Himalayas this year! We spotted some stunning panoramas of Bhutan on Virat and Anushka’s Instagram. travelandleisureindia.in/ viratanushka-himalayas/ DISCOVER Essaouira, a little fishing port on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, serving as an alternative to the buzz of Marrakesh, is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed fortress town, whose origin dates back to the 18th century. travelandleisureindia.in/essaouira-morocco/ #telltnlindia THIS PHOTO BY @YAROSLAV_SHURAEV› WILL MAKE YOU YEARN FOR A SCENIC TRAIN RIDE IN ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA.› 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.
make it worthwhile

5 Luxurious New Year Parties Around the World December 31 deserves every bit of oomph and glamour, hence, we’ve compiled the most extravagant parties across the globe. travelandleisureindia.in/ nye-partiesaround-the-world/ Shopping Festivals Around the World Be it souvenir shopping or collecting exclusive pieces for your abode, we pick the five most exciting shopping festivals from around the world. travelandleisureindia.in/ shopping-festivals/ Ultimate Boat Parties in Ibiza There are few places around the world where the music and the crowd are always just right—they are the party centrals of the world. And Ibiza is one of them! travelandleisureindia.in/ boatparties-ibiza/…

5 min.
10 destinations for the last party of 2019

1 MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA There isn’t a single street in Medellin where a party isn’t raging in the wee hours. The young, hip Colombian city is tailor-made for young singles. Be it vibing to reggaeton at Sky Bar, or trying a variety of Latin dances at crossover clubs (fondas) such as Salón Amador, or picking up the basics of salsa at Son Havana (sonhavana.co), dance floors are a permanent fixture of Medellin nights. If you’d rather sit down, head to the party epicentre of Laureles, where many cafes and tiendas (stores) double up as bars after nightfall. 2 AYIA NAPA, CYPRUS Foam party, UV paint party, boat party, street party—you name it, and the Cypriot island of Ayia Napa has it going. Blessed with palm-fringed beaches and blue waters, the Mediterranean summer resort town…

2 min.
old is gold

SITTING IN THE HEART of South Kensington in London, The Pelham is an elegant boutique hotel, with bright, colourful interiors inspired by the adjacent Kensington Gardens. After being acquired by Starhotels in 2014, The Pelham underwent a facelift, but the ethos of the hotel remains intact. The hotel sports wooden panels and open fireplaces, reminiscent of a grand English country home. Brushed metal and distressed glass finish, along with abstract paintings and wall hangings, add to the charm. The reception area has a vintage jockey scale chair, as a tribute to the hotel’s past as a city stable. All the 52 bedrooms and suites at The Pelham have their own style, with a mix of antique and modern furniture, paintings, and precious fabrics. You can spot wooden and metal frames, floor-to-ceiling…

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an isle of your own

A LONG SNAKING JETTY CUTS through the turquoise lagoon that cradles the tranquil island of Maadhoo, in the South Malé Atoll in Maldives. Forty-nine overwater villas built on stilts overlook the lagoon on one end of the jetty, and on the other, there’s a sandy beach leading to 41 standalone beachfront villas overlooking the horizon. The two ends meet to form the luxury resort of OZEN by Atmosphere. A 45-minute speedboat ride from the Malé International Airport brings you to this piece of paradise, where an island vacation goes beyond just strolling barefoot on chalky sands or basking in the sun. Arrive here to experience absolute luxury and tranquillity—the standalone overwater and beachfront villas offer bespoke services without compromising on privacy. All the 90 villas in the resort are tastefully done in…