INDIA'S HOTTEST NEW HOTELS
Sneak peeks at six new resorts, lodges and boutique properties across the country
MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING
A maid of honor in crisis, reports for duty in Mauritius.
TURN BACK TIME
From colonial nostalgia to legendary tiger trails, 10 itineraries that bring back the past.
TIME-TRAVELLING THROUGH THE HEART OF INDIA
From Bhopal to Bhimbetka, visiting Madhya Pradesh can feel like rediscovering the motherland, says Vivek Menezes
RAJASTHAN: PEEK INTO THE WILDERNESS
Whether it’s the semi-green forests of Mount Abu, the dry grasslands around the Thar, the deciduous thorny thickets of the Aravallis, or the wetlands of Bharatpur, Rajasthan’s stunning topography makes the state perfectly poised to play host to a diverse ecosystem of both animal and birdlife.
Advocates of responsible travel, Anita and Mandip Singh Soin, pick India’s top 10 sustainability-focused retreats that are welcoming visitors now
9 guided city tours by foot across India.
ON THE GO
Our pick of the most stylish finds and travel-related news
On a journey through the foothills of the Himalayas, where humans live alongside one of the world’s most elusive creatures, Maggie Shipstead discovers the good that grassroots conservation can do.
CAN AND ABLE
Yashasvini Rajeshwar looks at service providers lining up to curate holidays for persons with disabilities
The Magic of Mali
I LONGED, FOR SO LONG, TO VISIT MALI. WHAT I loved in my imagination before ever setting eyes on the enormous West African country was its ancient culture: the intricately carved, semi-abstract sculptures and flamboyant dyed textiles; the trade in copper and gold; the mellifluous epics; and, above all, the lavish musical traditions of the country.
TO LAUNCH THE INDIAN EDITION OF A magazine, whose founder was the legendary newspaperman Harold Evans, meant the bar was very high.
Travel Essentials: My Top Picks
Whether you’re headed to Rajasthan or Rome, diamond jewellery is a must for its versatility and elegance, says CNT editor Divia Thani
10 Years, 10 Moments That Changed The Way I Think About Travel
That changed the way I think about travel
The romance of Rome
To be happy all the time was a strange thing. During those two weeks, even while I was asleep, I would know inside my sleep that I was happy.
Table for two
The food was really great. But you know the best part? “We weren't expecting it.”
GOING BACK TO OUR ROOTS WITH ‘RAW CONVERSATIONS'
Our first virtual event with Himalayan Natural Mineral Water brought together expert chefs and wellness experts to talk about all things raw, indigenous and sustainable
The Wonder down under
When I think of Australia, I think of my family, but also of the all-encompassing scent of eucalyptus in Cleland Wildlife Park, where I saw my first joey.
Surrender in Spain
FOUR YEARS AGO, IN MADRID, AN ELDERLY SPANISH aristocrat invited me to her house in the countryside to spend a weekend—we were social acquaintances. On the way up, she drove on the wrong side of the freeway.
IN MY LIFE, I HAVE BEEN TO MANY MUSEUMS and art galleries and gardens all over the world. But none of them compare to one particular art installation, deep in the Brazilian interior. It’s called Inhotim, and it’s a Brazilian Taj Mahal, created by a local mining emperor as a monument for his fifth wife.
MY FATHER, A CHILD OF THE 1960S, FRAMED A RED POSTER OF Che Guevara, the revolutionary’s face shaded in sweeping lines of black, blue and yellow.
“I asked Mr PRS Oberoi if he would lend us his entire hotel—rooms, restaurants, lobby, even the private club— for the launch party. ‘What do I get in return?’ he asked. ‘Mr Oberoi, you get to launch Condé Nast Traveller’”
Driven By Ambition
Thirty-nine-year-old UAE-based entrepreneur Adeeb Ahamed is a force to reckon with.
STARS of TRAVEL
Travel isn't just about places; it's as much about people. There are those who dream of building hotels, those who open up their own homes to others; those who are so passionate about their hometowns that they can't wait to share their favourites with everyone; those whose passions and skills draw visitors galore; those who just love travelling so much that they inspire the rest of us to as well. This issue pays special tribute to all those in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. May we all make great memories together!
THE JAPANESE WAY
It’s when you live as the locals do in their country that you return home a little freer and lighter, says Saumya Ancheri
THE DANCING GODS
Arjun Menon writes a letter to his grandfather, who instilled in him a love for Kerala’s traditional arts
IN DOG WE TRUST
Chance encounters with friends in high places in Uttarakhand.
AN ODE TO OMO VALLEY
Appreciating the fiercely independent tribes of ancient Ethiopia.
A BOMBAY BOY
Coming of age in the megacity in the nineties.
A Snapshot Of Innocence
A grandparents’ home remains a treasured place in the mind.