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Situated on a Rajasthan oasis that was once a favorite tiger-hunting camp of the royals, the secluded Amanbagh (Ajabgarh, Alwar, India; 65/6887-3337; www.amanresorts.com; doubles from $500) is the talk of the subcontinent. In an attempt to re-crea...
Stepping into the recently opened Amara boutique (1-3-5 Kemps Blvd.; 91-22/2387-9687), in Mumbai's posh Kemps Corner, is like walking into the well-edited closet of an Indian fashionista. The minimalist 4,500-square-foot shop, with dark-wood floo...
Forget the frumpy, olive-drab tents of your childhood. A new breed of oversized tents is being pitched at ecotourism sites and luxury resorts around the world. Whether done in Rajasthani opulence or hippie chic, they are the little black dresses ...
Rediscovering India Christopher Petkanas’s article on Mahua Kothi ["Indian Safari," March] had me nodding in agreement—he is absolutely accurate about the food, the people, and the experience there. Harpreet Singh Gill, the general manager, was...
Sir Richard Branson (left), chairman of Virgin Atlantic Airways, stopped by the Travel + Leisure offices recently to chat with managing editor Mark Orwoll (right) and other staffers about the multifaceted Virgin empire. Those of us who count amon...
It was in the mazelike bazaars of Kalbadevi that I encountered the American. Veiled by smoke from street-stall frying pans, trailed by an enormous cow, he swam toward me through the crowd: drenched in sweat, wide-eyed, and lost. Bombay will do tha...
Soon after arriving in Lisbon for the first time, I went looking for India. In London, where I now live, India seems very close; it lies scattered in the city's street names, in its Victorian-Gothic buildings, so like those of Bombay, and in the c...
When seclusion is paramount, choose one of these new far-flung hideaways. • The most recent addition to Grace Leo-Andrieu's stylish oeuvre is L'Orangerie (St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France; 800/223-6800 or 33-4/93-76-31-00; www.royal-riviera.com; suite...
(14) Four Seasons Punta Mita High style, south of the border The rocky road that snakes from Puerto Vallarta to Punta Mita is about as raw as it gets. But don't fret, for at the end is true luxury, Four Seasons-style. Resting between the Pacific O...
(19) Chapada dos Veadeiros Brazil's New Age paradise A growing number of spiritual travelers are making pilgrimages to Chapada dos Veadeiros, an ancient mesa with a holistic pedigree in central Brazil. A three-hour drive north of Brasília, it lies...
Logo-mania is spreading, as luxury label Louis Vuitton expands its global empire with two new outposts. At the New Delhi store (Oberoi Hotel, Dr. Zakir Hussain Rd.; 91-11/5150-5095), new-money Indians mingle with Bollywood stars and the descendant...
When German fashion stylist Claudia Ajwani and her Bombay-bred husband, Hari, opened Goa's Nilaya Hermitage in the nineties, the New Age hotel glammed up the hippie beach resort with kaleidoscopic interiors and rock-star attitude. Now, at their cl...
In December 2001, the Indian government described a terrorist attack on the Parliament in New Delhi as "India's 9/11." In response, nearly a million soldiers were mobilized on either side of India's long border with Pakistan, adding to the 80,000 ...
Long beloved as India's Garden City, Bangalore is suddenly hotter than chicken vindaloo. Having been recently dot-commified into an IT hub (earning it the moniker "the Silicon Valley of India"), the southern metropolis is welcoming a new breed of ...
The latest train trips give you plenty of reasons to get on board. India's Deccan Odyssey (800/824-6342; www.deccan-odyssey-india.com; from $350 a night per person) comes with every amenity imaginable—including a spa car. Now there's no excuse for...