Category Archives: Travel

Dusit Deverana – New Delhi

Thai-inspired water features and monolithic sculptures combine at this striking design hotel in New Delhi.

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“Set in lush grounds dotted with frangipani and mango trees, the Dusit Devarana is a hip hideaway a 15-minute drive from South Delhi’s swank restaurants and boutiques. This two-story hotel is defined by water; pools of aquamarine, violet and indigo dot the eight-acre grounds, and immense sandstone pillars inspired by Mumbai’s Elephanta Caves contrast with the natural elements. The curvaceous polished concrete public spaces showcase epic art installations, including a revolving elliptical metalwork disc suspended over the foyer.”

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Charminar in the 1880’s

The Charminar, built in 1591 AD, is as much the signature of Hyderabad as the Taj Mahal is of Agra or the Eiffel Tower is of Paris.

The English name is a transliteration and combination of the Urdu words Char and Minar, translating to “Four Towers”; the eponymous towers are ornate minarets attached and supported by four grand arches.

Read more about the Charminar here

Photo Source: Old Photos

Phugtal Gompa, Ladakh

Founded by Gangsem Sherap Sampo in the early 12th century, the monastery is a unique construction built into the cliffside like a honeycomb. It is located on the mouth of a cave on the cliff face of a lateral gorge of a major tributary of the Lungnak (Lingti-Tsarap) River.

Home to about 70 monks the monastery has a library and prayer room.

It can be reached by a five-day trek with porters and guides through the Zanskar valley. Via here

The Yoga House: Bangalore

Housing a yoga studio, a shop and a health food cafe, the concept of The Yoga House has been designed to share a system of living based on authenticity and awareness.

The Yoga House aims to provide its guests with a better understanding and respect of the body and helps them to participate more actively and joyfully in their daily life.

Located in a tranquil bungalow in Indiranagar, The Yoga House is the ideal spot to unwind and detoxify in Bangalore. It offers various classes of traditional styles of yoga conducted by a group of experienced qualified and dedicated teachers.

Image and text source: http://www.yogahouse.in