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Lay of the Land Bandra/Juhu: You’ll find the city’s hippest restaurants and boutiques—as well as Bollywood stars—in these two posh suburbs. Breach Candy: This upscale residential area is known for its historic landmarks, such as the 18th-cen...
It’s 5:41 a.m. and I’m headed from the airport into the city formerly known as Bombay. In the next two weeks I will hear its current name, Mumbai, spoken exactly zero times, so I’m going to stick to Bombay. Bleary-eyed and tired after 15 hours abo...
See more Best Places to Eat Like a Local Mussels at De Noordzee, Brussels Squeeze in amid the regulars at this outdoor fish stall—they’re all devouring massive plates of perfectly steamed mussels. $$ Steak at La Cabrera, Buenos Aires For God’s...
Madrid Carlos Urroz, director of the city’s annual art fair ARCOmadrid, reveals his top holiday traditions. Sweet Treat: “Roscón de reyes—a soft bun made with orange-blossom water—is only available at Christmastime. Try it at the historic boulan...
Sanskrit for “the science of life,” ayurveda is believed to have been brought to earth by Dhanvantari, the Hindu god of medicine, and was first recorded in Vedic texts some 4,000 years ago. It certainly has had lasting power. In modern India, loca...
Cross-cultural pollination means that both the croissant and the bagel have traveled far from home, and the “continental breakfast” still reigns supreme at hotels all over the world. But only in Japan will the morning meal offer dashi-maki tamago ...
Some travelers—you, perhaps—are averse to the very premise of a guided tour. No self-assumed sophisticate wants to be led around by someone holding a whistle and a Ping-Pong paddle with a number on it. I certainly never did, in my indie-traveler y...
Lights flash as the door to a dark sedan opens in front of a low-lit door. The crowd parts as the door opens, revealing the latest “it” couple shrouded with dark sunglasses and shawls. They hurry past photographers and fans into the safety and sup...
Even for those who weren’t reared on Rudyard Kipling stories, the phrase "living like a maharajah" tends to conjure certain images: ornate marble palaces edged by splashing fountains and strutting peacocks; sumptuous silks, plush rugs, and piles o...
A year and a half after being severely damaged in the Mumbai terrorist attacks, two of the city’s most celebrated hotels, the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower and the Oberoi, have opened again—a testament to the city’s robustness and strength. The lobby o...
Indian industrialist Ajit Gulabchand has spent the past eight years developing a hill station, a leafy mountain retreat of the sort that India hasn’t built since the British departed in 1947. An imposing man of 61, with a full head of gray hair, ...
See our slideshow of the Best Vintage Movie Theaters. In the 1920s—back when people dressed up to see the latest Hollywood feature—movie palaces resembled cathedrals. They lured moviegoers with polished-marble foyers, ceilings glowing with tiny s...
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...
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...
Six Degrees is an appropriate name for an after-hours hideaway in a city where everyone knows everyone. At this boîte in the Leela Kempinski Hotel in Mumbai's smart northern neighborhood of Andheri, socialites and suits play voyeur as they move to...