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Travel + Leisure India & South Asia

Travel + Leisure India & South Asia August 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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2 min.
letter from the editor

I HAVE JUST BOOKED MYSELF A HOLIDAY. Yes, you read that right. It’s called #WorkFromHoliday, something one of our writers experimented with on a sojourn to Uttarakhand, beating pandemic blues and finally taking the travel plunge (p. 44). I am off to Jaipur on a road trip. While naysayers might disapprove of it, I believe life must go on, albeit carefully, consciously, and with all the safety precautions recommended by experts. India is a treasure trove of experiences for the wanderer, and every year, our August issue pays homage to this incredible country. From some of the most bespoke experiences that only India can offer (p. 72), to the top 10 places that offer Ayurvedic treatments (p. 94), especially for a post-pandemic wellness getaway—our India special traverses the length and breadth…

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travelandleisureindia.in time to hit the road

This month, get back on the road and discover some of India's greatest driving holidays. This Bengaluru-based Biker Rode across 10 Countries Hopping on a bike and touring 10 countries is no mean feat. But for Bengaluru-based biker Candida Louis, it was a long-cherished dream. travelandleisureindia.in/roadtrip-from-india-to-australiabengaluru-biker-candida-louis Safety Tips for Your Post-COVID Road Trip in India In keeping with the increasing popularity of road trips post COVID-19, here are a few essential tips to help you plan a safe driving holiday. travelandleisureindia.in/ planning-a-road-trip-in-indiapost-coronavirus-trip-planner How to Make Your Road Trips Greener? As the world gradually reopens, conscious travel must once again take centre stage. Bookmark these pointers for your next trip, and do your bit for a greener planet. travelandleisureindia.in/ plastic-free-july Download Travel + Leisure India & South Asia digital editions, and follow us for the best in hotels,…

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SPOTTED Meet climate activist Aakash Ranison who is redefining road trips one mile at a time. travelandleisureindia.in/ aakash-ranison-lehto-spiti-valley DISCOVER Check into these boutique hotels in Rajasthan when you travel post the pandemic. travelandleisureindia. in/boutique-hotelsin-rajasthan-1 #TNLAUDIOSTORIES ‘TRAVEL FOR TOMORROW’ IS A NEW PODCAST SERIES THAT OFFERS YOU A PEEK INTO THE WORLD OF SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL. TUNE IN TO OUR INSTAGRAM ›TRAVELANDLEISUREINDIA EVERY SATURDAY, AT 7 PM.…

6 min.
10 exceptional experiences in asia

1 FLY OVER BAGAN IN A HOT-AIR BALLOON The ancient city of Bagan in central Myanmar was once known to have more than 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries within a 100-square-kilometre area. Most of these were built between the ninth and 13th centuries, when Bagan was the capital city of the Kingdom of Pagan. Today it is estimated that 2,200 of the structures still exist. The best way to view them is from the wicker basket of a hot-air balloon gently gliding over the landscape. When the ancient architecture breaks through the early morning mist, it makes for the most ethereal sight. Three companies—Balloons Over Bagan, Oriental Ballooning, and Golden Eagle Ballooning—offer these flights over the Bagan Plain. visit-bagan.com 2 SHOP IN THE FLOATING MARKETS OF THAILAND While shopping is an integral…

2 min.
touch of luxury

ROLLING HILLS, ancient temples, shrines, and a famous deer park—if there’s a languorous side to the fast-paced Land of the Rising Sun, it has to be Nara. Japan’s first permanent capital with the largest count of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country, Nara brims with experiences. And lending it a touch of glamour is the JW Marriott Hotel Nara, the brand’s first entrant into the Japanese market as well as the first international luxury hotel to perch in the ancient prefecture. With 158 luxurious guestrooms including 16 suites steeped in modernity and dressed in warm and earthy tones, JW Marriott Hotel Nara’s interior design is inspired by the surrounding landscape. While the property’s sophisticated decor puts you into a trance, its two distinctive restaurants and a stylish lounge bar take…

2 min.
leading by example

FOR A LONG TIME, ITC Hotels’ commitment towards the environment has appealed to discerning guests, who are becoming increasingly aware of their duties towards the planet’s well-being. In a decisive endorsement of its values, ITC Hotels has become the first and largest hotel chain in the world with the maximum number of properties accorded the highest rating of LEED Platinum (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). The distinction is hardly a surprise, given the group’s decade-long credo of ‘Responsible Luxury’—an ethos that integrates world-class green practices with contemporary design elements to deliver the best of luxury in the greenest manner. In a post-pandemic world, travel and hospitality have taken on new meanings. In a first for the industry, ITC Hotels has launched the WeAssure…