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Travel + Leisure India & South Asia

Travel + Leisure India & South Asia April 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

NEVER IN MY LIFE did I imagine that I would practise and preach staying home. But now, more than ever, it’s crucial for us to do what’s right for the safety and well-being of ourselves and our loved ones. At Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, though, we could not disappoint the wanderer in you. As there’s no quarantine on dreams, we have embarked on some armchair escapism along with you, our readers. You can travel the world, albeit virtually, with our E-edition, which is now available free on Magzter (all you need to do is use the coupon code Be$afe 2020). And our website (travelandleisureindia.in) is a treasure chest of virtual trips (#TnLVirtualTour) and experiences. In this month’s edition, Bollywood celebrities, jet-setters, and T+L India & South Asia’s A-List…

1 min.
your window to the world

Take a Virtual Tour of Museums across the World From the US to Brazil and Italy, some of the most iconic museums are now exhibiting their collections online. Indulge in a virtual tour to get your dose of art and history. travelandleisureindia.in/ virtual-tour-museums Wuhan’s Cherry Blossom Season is Being Live-Streamed Spring is blooming in a healing city and painting it pink. You don’t have to miss out on the famed cherry blossom season—Wuhan is live-streaming it! travelandleisureindia.in/ cherry-blossoms-wuhan Escape to Magical Destinations with these Travel Podcasts Podcasts are making a comeback, and now that we have all the time in the world, let’s put on those earphones to enter the world of travel audio stories. travelandleisureindia.in/ travel-podcasts SPOTTED Chris Martin hosted a virtual concert on Instagram! travelandleisureindia.in/ chris-martin-virtual-concert DISCOVER The Palace of Versailles is offering a free virtual tour.…

8 min.
15 dream escapes to a better world

Even though all our travel plans have hit pause for now, nothing can ever stop us from dreaming. Take inspiration from these actors, designers, chefs, artistes, and entrepreneurs, and use this time to plan your big first getaway for a time when the world has healed and is safe to explore again. DIA MIRZA, Actor I WOULD LOVE TO go back to Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. My childhood friend, Ananya, and I did a short three-night trip there in early February 2020, and the experience was too magical and too short! There was still so much to soak up, absorb, learn, and enjoy. The Wild Coast Tented Lodge (resplendentceylon.com) at Yala offers the most sustainable luxury accommodation, and the most breathtaking wildlife and natural world experiences. ADITI RAO HYDARI, Actor I’D GO TO…

2 min.
say ‘yas’ to adventure

LOCATED A FEW KILOMETRES OFF the golden shores of the Arabian Gulf in Abu Dhabi, Yas Island is the UAE capital’s premier leisure and entertainment destination. A 20-minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi and just 50 minutes away from Dubai, Yas Island caters to all tastes and ages. Yas Island’s newest attraction, CLYMB™, is home to the world’s widest skydiving chamber (10 metres) and the tallest indoor climbing wall—with a height of 43 metres. At Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Formula Rossathe world’s fastest roller coaster—whizzes past at a speed of 240 kilometres per hour. While here, also try the unique wing coaster called Flying Aces, which is the steepest, tallest, and fastest of its kind in the world. At Yas Waterworld, float along the tides, unwind in the pool, and glide your…

1 min.
pinnacle of luxury

A 15-MINUTE DRIVE from the airport, standing sky-high in Dubai’s Financial District, is Jumeirah Emirates Towers. The architecture of its twin towers is nothing short of magnificent—one functions as an upscale hotel and the other, an office building. Together, the towers make for an unparalleled hub of business, leisure, and innovation. A front runner in the city’s hospitality game for 20 years, the hotel features 400 rooms across seven categories, besides 16 Meeting Suites, six restaurants and bars, multiple event venues, and the luxurious Talise Spa. It also has a ladies-only floor comprising nine rooms and a suite. Called the Chopard Ladies’ Floor, it has been designed for the woman executive who seeks sophistication, luxury, and exclusivity. Expect pleasing flower arrangements, Chopard bathing products, and a dedicated make-up fridge. Serviced only…

1 min.
upbeat and artsy

SET AMID LANDSCAPED gardens overlooking the Dubai Creek, just two kilometres from the Dubai International Airport, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel boasts a contemporary look inspired by the emirate’s cosmopolitan essence. The three wings arranged around an atrium make for a stellar first impression. The hotel offers 292 rooms and suites, three signature restaurants, a bar, a lounge, a cafe, and a spa. Add to that 21 meeting rooms, a ballroom, a screening room, business centre, an outdoor deck, and an exceptional rooftop venue that make the hotel equally ideal for events. What sets the hotel apart, however, is the fact that it is home to a superb Middle Eastern contemporary art collection. Take a tour of the exclusive Jumeirah Creekside Hotel Art Collection that comprises 482 pieces by 52 Middle Eastern artists.…