The ‘unlikely’ friendship between Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, a 24-year-old Indian clerk had raised quite a few eyebrows in the corridors of power in Great Britain during the late 1800s. We try to find out if there is truth in the story.
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The legacy of the 1990s liberalisation has been carried on for years now. Now, be ready to see new stores appear in your malls as 50 global retailers venture into the Indian market in the next six months.
Do you know that the elegant hotel building of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai, which is famous for its architectural design has acquired an image trademark?
Giant online retailer Amazon has added Whole Foods, an American supermarket grocery chain to its portfolio. The big buy comes with a US$13.7 billion bill.
It’s time to book your flights to the Land Down Under. July 1st onward, Indian passport holders will have an option of applying for their Australian visa online.
Uber has brought a new subscription service for its passengers called UberPASS. Find out what it’s all about and how you can get it too.
The date is set. On June 21, India’s yoga capital, Mysuru (Mysore) will attempt to create a Guinness World Record of the largest gathering of people performing yoga at one venue. More than 60,000 people are expected to be at the venue.
It has rained last night and Delhiites are loving it. Except that part about going to work. The highways are clogged, the streets are water-logged, and some of us are digging up all the pending compensatory offs as an excuse to enjoy the weather.
Watch actors Kunal Kapoor and Cyrus Sahukar take a road trip in the new season of Fox Life’s ‘Great Escape with Kunal & Cyrus’ from Dharamshala to Spiti.
Our swanky Indian international airports could do little when pitched against the leading airports of the world. If your ears have not caught the recent airport commotion, then here’s the thing.
Let’s admit first, that for decades now, Shatabdi and Rajdhani have served the same meals on its overnight trains, and the familiarity has become a little bit of a burden. Time to shed it off.
Fast track services at international airports are slowly becoming the favourite go-to facility for flyers when travelling long distances. When you have a connecting flight to catch at a busy international airport, fast track services help speeding up the whole process.
India is soon going to get the world’s highest railway bridge in Jammu and Kashmir. The structure – that is currently under-construction – will soar 359 metres above the bed of River Chenab, taking it 35 metres higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It will also be the seventh largest arch shaped bridge in the world.
A new luxury train in the western hemisphere is giving us gasp-worthy travel goals. Now you can explore the majestic Machu Pichu mountains from the comfort of your cabin, with world class Peruvian cuisine and top-notch service at your disposal.
Are you a Netflix enthusiast? Do you binge watch all the TV shows aired on this American entertainment platform? If you’ve watched Season 2 of Netflix original series Sense8, well, it’s not coming back. The producers have decided to pull the plug.
Have you been a Nokia loyalist since mobile phones came to the Indian market? Did the Lumia shut down and Microsoft takeover break your heart?
Notebooks, e-books, and now audio books. Ever heard of a human book? What if you don’t have to read a book from cover to cover, and can instead borrow a human to answer all your questions?
In an unusual move, premium cruise line, Celebrity Cruises, is making waves for partnering with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. The young Nobel Laureate is the Godmother’ of its new ship, Celebrity Edge, that debuts in December 2018.
The International House of Pancakes has finally arrived in India at Cyber Hub, Gurgaon. Unfortunately for us at Travel +Leisure India, we couldn’t coax the secret batter recipe out of the IHOP team, but what did come out were stories on how the brand was brought to India and how it has fared with the Delhi crowd in the past four days since its launch.
But wait, just when we discovered how cool the Airbnb app could get with all the new experiences you can book when travelling the world, it launched a new feature- A tool that allows hosts to share a new set of check-in instructions with their guests before they arrive.
An experience like no other, Atlantis,The Palm Dubai now offers underwater yoga classes in the Ambassador Lagoon that holds 11 million litres of water. This is the first-of-its-kind in the Middle East so you won’t have to go to the far west anymore.
They say, no time is the best time to reach Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport. One of the busiest international airports in the world, it has quite earned the reputation with frequent travellers for its long queues, crowded terminals, and great croissants. Air France airlines has made travelling through this […]
Travelling with a toddler is no easy task. Read how this mother coped with the airport drama and the conclusion she came to in the end.
Unwind aboard the Train Suite Shiki-shima and the Twilight Express Mizukaze- two newly launched luxury trains- for an experience unlike any other.
Global travel search engine, Skyscanner gives us their inputs on what passengers thought was the worst in-flight etiquette they have come across.
We thought we’d share something really cool that we found out. Turns out, Japan is the first and the only country in the world to sell beer cans that come with braille symbols on it, as an aid for the visually impaired. How thoughtful is that! However crazy it may […]
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) may simplify the complex, pre-existing tax structure but what does it really mean if heavy taxes are levied on your favourite restaurants? T+L finds out.
The action packed Dragon Boat Festival will be held on May 30 in Singapore. This traditional Chinese festival attracts hundreds of boat racing clubs. Here’s where you should stay, what you should eat and the best spots to catch the festival from.
Travel like a bigwig with Welgrow Travels, a luxury holiday curator that startles even the most seasoned travellers with memorable journeys.
Black Insomnia has been anointed the world’s strongest coffee. Having just one 6oz cup of it almost fulfills the recommended maximum intake.
Designed by Giorgio Armani, sitting in the heart of Milan’s fashion hub, Armani Hotel Milano is our pick for Easter this year.
French hospitality group AccorHotels operates 46 hotels in India under 10 brands. The number will go up to 55 with the addition of 9 new hotels, bringing the total count to over 10,000 rooms.
We can’t get over how our little Hermoine Granger is now the gorgeous lead in another fantasy fiction. We are going back to the sets of the movie and digging out some interesting things behind-the-scenes facts.
In the world’s first Hello Kitty restaurant in Hong Kong, the kitty does not purr; she inspires hot dim sums—in various shapes, sizes, and colours.
The Oscar Awards 2017 is out and while we are mildly disappointed for Dev Patel not making it to the Best Supporting Actor for Lion, he along with Sunny Pawar who plays his younger self in the movie, surely won hearts of millions. Barring a moment when there was a […]
This is what Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said about the travel and tourism industry in the Union Budget and a cue to how it will affect your travel plans this year.
With the second edition of the Delhi Cocktail Week coming up in February, over 30 bars and restaurants in the national capital region are set to play host to an audience with an array of award-winning cocktails by some of the finest mixologists.
The famous White Night Melbourne is back in February this year. This city-wide event, dipped in hues of art and culture, gives you all the reasons to visit Australia right now.
The build-up of the best moments at the Golden Globe Awards inside The Beverly Hilton, as almost always, happened on the red carpet. Here’s a list of our favourite stars and how they shone on the night.
Travelling to your favourite destinations in India gets a little more convenient in 2017, thanks to Vistara’s recent expansion plan.
It’s time to say goodbye to 2016! So we have found some great new year deals from hotels around the world that will give you a memorable last trip of the year.
The Kochi-Muziris Biennale raises the curtain today. Read our how-to guide to get insider information about exhibits, hotels, and places to visit.
Uttar Pradesh was voted the Best Spiritual Destination in India by the readers of Travel+Leisure India and South Asia at India’s Best Awards.
It’s a double win for Starwood! The hotel group was voted the Best Hotel Group and its loyalty programme, SPG, got another thumbs up by the readers of Travel+Leisure India & South Asia at India’s Best Awards 2016.
Dubai-based carrier Emirates is offering discounts up to 40 per cent for travel till June 29, 2017. Hurry up and plan all your long weekend getaways now!
This year, luxury hospitality brand Andaz, a Hyatt offering, launches its first property in India at Delhi Aerocity, and we are super excited! While the property is still under wraps, we got a peak-a-boo into a part of the building and its magnificent concept.
HP Elite X2’s design keeps a working woman in mind—one who constantly travels, albeit with a tote in hand, opines Starwood’s Akanksha Maheshwari.
Check out this gourmand’s calendar with upcoming food events in Canada that are perfect for that #Instafood post. You’re welcome.
We bring good news: British Airways has announced September sale for Indian travellers flying to the UK, Europe, USA, and Canada.
Bollywood’s sweethearts Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover headed to Barcelona after IIFA wrapped up. Here are our favourite photographs from their holiday.