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Travel + Leisure India & South Asia

Travel + Leisure India & South Asia February 2020

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

February is the month of love. And who doesn’t enjoy that romantic escapade, sometimes for no good reason at all? In our latest issue, we curate the most offbeat and luxurious romantic itineraries (p. 10) around the world. Luxury travel bloggers and winners in their category at Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards 2019, Savi and Vid, better known by their blog name of Bruised Passports, relive some of their dreamiest vacations in an exclusive photo series (p. 62). In our cover story, we take actor Vaani Kapoor, who just wrapped up her shoot of Shamshera opposite Ranbir Kapoor, to Park Hyatt Hyderabad. With a salubrious address in Banjara Hills, this property sees the who’s who of the city enjoying their weekends at Tre-Forni Bar & Restaurant and relishing delectable dishes…

1 min.
sunny side up

Top Five Colourful Beaches Around the Word Picture your perfect relaxing getaway. Does it involve a blue sea with gentle lapping waves? If yes, then this list will help you create a new travel bucket list for 2020. travelandleisureindia.in/ colourful-beaches Best Beach Treks in India India’s vast coastline is punctuated by mountain ranges, which offer just the right elevation for a satisfying hike. Perfect during the winters, these beach treks in India are our absolute favourites. travelandleisureindia.in/ bestbeach-treks-in-india Eilat Bans Disposable Plastic on Beaches In line with the trend of Conscious Travel, the ‘Resort City of Israel’, Eilat, recently announced its decision to ban the use of disposable plastic products on its beaches. This is the first Israeli city to pass such a by-law. travelandleisureindia.in/ eilat-bandisposable-plastic SPOTTED Alia Bhatt made the most of her holiday at an…

5 min.
10 intimate destinations for the dreamy-eyed couple

1 EMBRACE THE SLOW LIFE IN EL NIDO, PHILIPPINES With 7,000 dreamy islands, the Philippines is made-to-measure for couples looking to soak up the sun, dive deep in crystal clear waters, and simply slow down the pace of their life. El Nido, a municipality in the Palawan region, is the gateway to the sublime Bacuit archipelago, replete with limestone karsts and long empty strips of sand. Check in to Cauayan Island Resort, a private property on an unassuming island, and detox with unlimited diving expeditions, swimming sessions, secret beaches, and tricycles. From ₹40,000; cauyanresort.com 2 ENJOY A SEASIDE RETREAT IN BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO “The aquarium of the world”, crooned Jacques Cousteau about the Sea of Cortez off the shores of Baja California Sur. Be it the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cabo…

2 min.
the thai treatment

AS A FIRST-TIME SOLO TRAVELLER, the thought of my maiden trip to Bangkok made me nervous. The flight was bound to be a mix of excitement and anxiety—in equal parts. But flying with GoAir (goair.in) on their recently launched direct flight from Mumbai to Bangkok, made life easier. Snuggling in their blue seats under a warm blanket, I fell into a dreamless slumber. An announcement for in-flight dining woke me up. With a menu boasting hot and cold meals, and a wide variety of beverages, I chose the vegetable biryani with freshly brewed Assam tea. In four and a half hours, I was at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Whatever little fatigue and nerves I had, vanished on entering the Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort (movenpick.com), my escapade in Thailand’s busy capital. Nestled in the…

1 min.
in faraway lands

ADAARAN RESORTS BELIEVES in blissful seclusion just as much as it believes in luxury. This is probably the reason why it chose the pristine Maldivian archipelago for all seven of its boutique luxury resorts. The shimmering ocean, clear blue skies, and powder-white sands add to the magic of deluxe interiors, pampering treatments, and bespoke services. Though the common theme of seclusion and luxury run throughout the resorts, all of them are unique in their offerings and are designed to cater to different kinds of travellers. Located in the peaceful North Malé atoll, the premium all-inclusive resort of Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi has 197 villas, four restaurants, and two bars, and is ideal for a surf holiday. All 231 villas at the Adaaran Select Meedhupparu are tastefully done and come with modern amenities.…

2 min.
on the riviera

EMBRACED BY THE BIGGIES Italy and France on both sides, Monaco on the Côte d’Azur, makes up for its small size with its rich history and diverse culture. And reflecting the same elegance and ethos, is the Fairmont Monte Carlo, that rises like a dream in the heart of Monaco. Facing the famous bend of the F1 circuit called the Fairmont Hairpin on one side, and the sprawling French Riviera on the other, Fairmont Monte Carlo is where the who’s who of the world assemble, when in the Principality of Monaco. A short walk from the famous Casino Square, the luxury hotel has 596 rooms and suites with private balconies that offer panoramic views, four restaurants and bars, huge conference and banquet spaces that can host up to 2,000 guests, Fitness…