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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

10 Most Expensive Hotel Suites in the World

What do you think it costs for a luxury hotel suite at a lake hotel in Geneva or perhaps a heritage hotel suite in Jaipur, India? Maybe you would have guessed somewhere between $4000 to $10000 but what if I told you that it can be as much as buying a two bedrooms apartment in a small city!? It may be shocking but it is nonetheless true, because these are the most expensive hotel suites in the world. In this post we will be talking about some of the world's most well known but very expensive hotel suites.

1. Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland:

$65000 per Night
Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson
Image Courtesy: http://www.hotelpresidentwilson.com
The Royal Penthouse Suite is one of the most expensive suites in the world with an eye-watering tariff of about $65000 per night. One of the largest and most luxurious suites in the world, the Royal Penthouse is situated on the eighth floor (the top floor) of the President Wilson Hotel with a stunning panoramic lake view and an impressive mountain backdrop.

Royal Penthouse Suite covers 1800 square metres and includes 12 rooms with 12 bathrooms, a private terrace and a bioVision 4-103 flat screen TV. Other features include a private gym, a Steinway grand piano and a billards table. For security it has bulletproof glass and a private elevator to take guests directly to their rooms.

2. Shahi Mahal Suite at Raj Palace, Jaipur Rajasthan:

$45000 per Night
Shahi Mahal Suite at Raj Palace
Image Courtesy: http://www.rajpalace.com
If you want to feel like an Emperor, the Shahi Mahal (Royal Palace in English) at the Hotel Raj Palace is the second most expensive hotel in our list with a tariff of about $45000 per Night. The 17th century Maharajas Palace now converted into a heritage hotel. Shahi Mahal was restored over 12 years by some of the world's best architects and now the perfect combination of 17th century Maharaja’s luxury lifestyle and modern conveniences.

3. Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons Hotel in NYC:

$45000 per Night
Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons Hotel
Image Courtesy: http://www.fourseasons.com/
The Ty Warner Penthouse is situated in the heart of one of the world's true global cities, New York. It is on the 52nd floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, a daunting 244 metres from the ground making it the world’s highest hotel suite and not one for the faint-hearted or for vertigo sufferers!

With a total space of around 400 square metres the Ty Warner suite offers a 360° view of the city with modern amenities like TV with all channels, unlimited calls, a personal butler, a personal trainer, your own private elevator, a library and unlimited travel with a Rolls Royce Phantom or Mercedes Maybach during your stay. The price for all this...? A mere $45,000 per night!

4. Hilltop Estate Owner's accommodation at the Laucala Island Resort on the Laucala Island, Fiji:

$40000 per Night
Hilltop Estate Owner's accommodation at the Laucala Island Resort
Image Courtesy: http://www.laucala.com/
This is the fourth most expensive suite on our list at a cost of $40,000 per night. Hilltop estate has large living space of 1,200 square metres with an additional 1,100 square metres of bedroom space – this is why it is called “a resort within a resort”. Two out of the three villas has private swimming pools.

5. Penthouse Suite at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France:

$37000 per Night
Penthouse Suite at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel
Image Courtesy: http://cannesmartinez.grand.hyatt.com
This spacious 300 square metres suite on the seventh floor of the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel penthouse suites also includes a 270 square metres private terrace with a spectacular view over the bay of Cannes and the Boulevard de la Croisette.

As you might imagine, the Penthouse Suite includes all the usual amenities and facilities such as high speed internet access, 24 hours concierge services, a private balcony with bay views, a fax machine, robes etc. The cost per night for the Penthouse Suite is a mere $37,000.

6. Royal Villa at the Grand Resort Lagonissi in Athens, Greece:

$35,000 per Night
Royal Villa at the Grand Resort Lagonissi
Courtesy: http://www.lagonissiresort.gr/
The Royal Villa at The Grand Resort is located on a private peninsula. It covers 400 square metres and includes two master bedroom with king size beds. It also has indoor and outdoor heated (on request) pools.

The Royal Villa also features large bathrooms in each room, a fireplace, high speed internet, a laptop, fax machine, a private bar with fully equipped kitchenette and grill, a room safe box, plasma TV etc.

7. Royal Suite at the Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris, France:

$27,000 per Night
Royal Suite at the Hotel Plaza Athene
Image Courtesy: http://www.dorchestercollection.com/en/paris/hotel-plaza-athenee
The Royal Suite is located on the fifth floor of the Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris, the city of lights. Much of the furniture is in the Parisian style and dates from the 1800s. The curtains are a weave of three different threads with gold embroidery. This is topped off with an impressive Italian marble floor.

Facilities at the Royal Suite include four bedrooms and bathrooms, king size beds, three lounges, one dining room, an open kitchen, a steam room, a 24/7 concierge and room service, individual safes etc.

8. Presidential Suite at the Mandarin Oriental in Pudong, Shanghai, China:

$26,450 per Night
Presidential Suite at the Mandarin Oriental in Pudong
Image Courtesy: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/shanghai/

The Presidential Suite at the Mandarin Oriental is a true luxurious suite, combining traditional Chinese architecture with contemporary design. Situated on the 25th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, you get a stunning view of the city of Shanghai from the air. The Presidential Suite is 788 square metres with five guests permitted to stay at any one time. It is equipped with a large master bedroom, a private meeting room, a wine bar, living rooms, a spacious 50 square metres bathroom and it own steam room.

Additionally, the Suite features a large working desk, coffee machine, fast internet access, TVs in the living rooms and the bedroom, a state of the art audio system, concierge service and much more.

9. Shangri-La Suite at the Shangri-La Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey:

$26,385 per Night
Shangri-La Suite at the Shangri-La Bosphorus in Istanbul
Image Courtesy: http://www.shangri-la.com/istanbul/shangrila/
The Shangri-La suite is 366 square metres specious, with two bedrooms, a separate dining room, and a living room with a private terrace. The suite is situated on the sixth floor (the top floor) of the hotel and gives amazing views of the legendary Bosphorus Strait and all seven silhouettes of Istanbul.

In room amenities includes a 42” LCD TV, complimentary internet, an in room safe, voice mail, a marble clad bathroom with shower and bathtub etc.

10. The Presidential Suite at the Hotel Cala di Volpe in Porto Cervo, Italy:

$26,000 per Night
The Presidential Suite at the Hotel Cala di Volpe in Porto
Image Courtesy: http://www.caladivolpe.com/
A total space of 450 square metres, three luxurious bedrooms and a price-tag of $26000/ night secure the Presidential Suite a place in our list of the top 10 suites of the world. The Presidential Suite at the Hotel Cala di Volpe includes a wide rooftop terrace with deck-chairs, a private swimming pool, a solarium, a fitness area, wide screen TV and in room amenities such as a work desk, fresh flowers, a safe and a fabulous balcony.

Note: Prices shown in post are gathered from online resources and author does not guarantee that they are 100% accurate.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

10 Secret Tips to Save More on Hotel Booking

Booking a hotel for holiday or business travel can be a very daunting task, particularly if you are on a tight budget. Finding a hotel that provides all the facilities that you need within your price range can be a tedious and time consuming job. Here we have some tips that will help you cut the cost of your hotel booking.

1. Determine your budget:

The most important thing to do at first is to decide what your budget is. For example, if you are on a business trip you may need to have access to conference call facilities or fast, reliable Wi-Fi access, so it is always advisable to decide what you need first off and narrow down your search by looking only at hotels that meet your specific needs and that fall within your budget.

2. See what is and is not included in the price:

: Always check to see what is included – for example, different hotel tariffs include different things that others may well charge for – e.g. breakfast, free-

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shuttle service (either to and from the airport or even into the city centre or to the beach), free phone calls and Wi-Fi, use of gym/ spa, office facilities etc. Compare the price that you are quoted and the facilities offered with similar hotels to see which offers the best value for money. Don't forget that the cheapest price is not always the best value and may not include many important and chargeable extras.

3. Book early and (where possible) have a flexible schedule:

Almost every hotel runs early bird offers or special deals for times when they are not busy. For example, business hotels are generally quieter and have more availability (more availability = better prices) at weekends or during public holidays. Conversely, leisure and city centre/ tourist hotels will be busier during these periods. Plan your holiday as far in advance as you can (preferably at least two to three months before for leisure travel) as it may save you a considerable amount of money. Most hotels change their tariff every month or according to the season (high, low, shoulder season etc.) so if you don't have to travel in high season, you may well save a considerable amount of money by looking at alternative dates.

4. Be flexible on location:

Hotels near the city centre are almost always much more expensive when compared to hotels further out. If you have to be in the city centre (for example for a meeting or if you are only going to be staying a very short time), then you can expect to pay signifcantly more than a hotel in the suburbs or one at the airport or exhibition centre. If budget is an issue and you are staying for more than a couple of nights, check the prices further out from the centre and whether these hotels are well connected by transport links to the city centre. For example, you may find that a ten minute metro or bus ride into the city centre gets you a considerably cheaper hotel where you will get far more for your money. You may also find that it offers the bonus of being quieter in the evenings and you could even discover a part of the city that you might not otherwise get to see.

5. Do you know anyone that works at a hotel in the destination you are planning to visit?:

It may seem a strange suggestion but if you have any contacts e.g. friends (or friends of friends) or relatives that work in the hotel industry (especially in branded hotels that are part of a chain of hotels and have more than one property in your desired destination) you may get a significant discount – perhaps up to 50% off of the normal tariff. Almost every hotel has some special discount for their employees and their families and you may be able to get access to this discount.

6. Compare prices online:

It is very important to compare any prices that you find with other similar hotels and with other prices available for that particular hotel. There are many price comparison websites that will be able to help you compare like for like prices for any given hotel or destination. These sites get their prices directly from hotels or via travel agents such as Tickets to India which has specially negotiated prices and which most of the time will have rates lower than with the hotel directly.

7. Check for any special offers and discounts, deals and coupons:

There are many deal/ voucher sourcing websites such as vouchercodes.co.uk that collect and display deals from different websites. These deals can be in the form of cash discounts, cash-back offers, discount coupons etc. Simply visit one of these sites and search for deals on your desired hotel and redeem it on the hotel's website. Alternatively, do a search on a search engine for discount codes for your preferred hotel. Don't forget that some websites provide discounts or cash back on certain credit and debit cards.

8. Contact the hotel directly and be prepared to haggle:

If you have decided on a particular hotel, it may be worth contacting the hotel directly. Rates are not set in stone and there are many hotels that will allow negotiation on price (assuming you are speaking to the right person e.g. the sales team) which could save you some money – particularly if you are a frequent visitor to that hotel or if you are staying for an extended period. To strengthen your bargaining position, it is worth doing your homework and checking the prices or nearby cheaper hotels. Many hotels would rather have your business for a lower than advertised price (particularly during slow periods) than have no business at all. It is also possible that when you can't find availability for your hotel online, they may have access to more capacity.

9. Check for loyalty programmes/ schemes:

If you are a frequent traveller this option may help you to save a lot of money as well as giving you access to more services and facilities. Many travel agencies run loyalty programmes for loyal and repeat customers – for example, www.ticketstoindia.co.uk offers a flat £10 off of any second booking. Similarly booking.com’s “Booking Genius” scheme provides special offers and discounts to loyal customers. If you are returning to the same hotel (or booking a hotel via a travel agency where you booked your hotel last time) check whether they have a loyalty programme – if they do, join up!

10. Book a package:

It is almost always cheaper to book a flight and hotel together instead of booking separately. This is because travel agents use “nett” rates which are considerably cheaper than the published rates when used as part of a package. There are many, many online and offline travel agencies who provide flight and hotel packages.

11. Delete your browser history before search Online

Delete your browser history or active incognito mode before searching hotel or flights from booking engine may give you a cheaper price.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Top 10 Shopping Destinations of Delhi

Delhi is not only a city rich in beautiful places to visit but it is also a major shopping destination in its own right. In fact many would consider Delhi as one of the most important places in India in terms of shopping. From large shopping malls to local street markets, there are shopping options for just about anything you could imagine including handicrafts, jewellery, textiles, clothes, books, electronics etc. Below we have given you a guide to the 10 best markets for you to make the most of your shopping experience in Delhi.

1. Delhi Haat:

Delhi Haat, INA

Delhi Haat is situated opposite the INA market close to the All India Institute of Medical Science and the INA metro station. Covering an impressive 6 acres. Delhi Haat is renowned as the place to go for handicraft items. It has 62 hut shaped stalls giving it a cosy village feel. Stalls are allotted to craftsmen registered to DC handicraft on a rotation basis for a maximum of 15 days. At Delhi Haat you can find beautiful handicrafts and arts and crafts items from just about every state in India as well as delicious foods and cultural programs, Indian folk dance and much more.

2. Janpath:

Janpath Market

Janpath is one of the most famous and one of the oldest markets in Delhi spreading out from the outer circle of Connaught Place to Windsor Place. Here you can find many products that you won't find in many of the other malls and markets such as genuine Kashmiri Pashmina shawls, scarves, Kashmiri woolen shawls, Indian Kurtis, bangles, handicrafts and decorative items.

3. Khan Market:

Khan Market delhi

This is one of the most expensive retail markets in Delhi where you can buy just about everything including clothing and fabrics, jewellery, electronics, hardware and books. As well as the shopping options, there are many famous restaurants to cater for just about any tastes including American, Italian, Thai, Mexican, Continental, Malaysian, Burmese, Lebanese & Indian foods. Khan Market is also well regarded with locals for its delicious Momos and Kabaab.

4. Chandni Chowk:

Chandni Chowk Market

Although you can buy just about anything at Chandni Chowk, it is most famous for its saris with Zari work. There are a number of shops in a lane in narrow streets with a variety of clothes and fabrics from cheap to very expensive. There are other dedicated markets near Chandni Chowk including a specialist book market, the market at Nai sarak for pearls and jewellery, Dariba Kalan and Dariyanganj book markets, Bhagirath Palace for electronics and the Chawri Bazar for sweets and foods.

5. Sarojini Nagar Central Market:

Sarojini Nagar Market

This is another well known market for clothes. Given the keen prices here, it is particularly popular with those looking for a bargain. You can find products from well known brands here at very low prices compared to the malls and shops as it deals with seconds and otherwise rejected goods. Please note that this market is closed on Mondays.

6. Lajpat Nagar (Central Market):

Lajpat Nagar Market

This is a very popular shopping destination in the south of Delhi. At Lajpat Nagar Central Market you can buy just about anything you need including bags, footwear, suits, Salwar Kameej, Saares, Kurta as well as furniture and other home décor items.

7. Palika Bazzar:

Palika Bazzar Market Delhi

Palika Bazzar is a completely underground market located near Rajeev Chowk at Connaught Place. It has about 380 shops with a variety of products such as bags, clothes, footwear etc., however, the main draw of this market is electronics. You can buy just about any modern electronic gadgets including software, music, CDs, Pen drives etc.

8. Gaffar market:

Gaffar market

This is probably the best place for electronics lovers, particularly for larger household items such as TVs, fridges, AC units etc. Aside from the larger items, most people come to Gaffar for its mobile phones. You can buy anything from new phones to secondhand, including branded, Chinese and just about any other imported mobile phones released for the US and European markets . This market also has a reputation as a place where you can unlock mobile phones using specialist software.

9. Hauz Khas Village:

Hauz Khas Village

Hauz Khas Village was called the national capital of ethnic chic by the New York Times. At HauzKhas Village shops and boutiques are set in old homes that sell handicrafts items, curios, carpets and designer clothing.

10. Nehru Place:

Nehru Place

This is Asia’s largest computer market. Every type of computer, software, hardware, storage devices and accessories are available at Nehru Place Market at very competitive prices. If you are looking for anything related to computing, Nehru Place is the only place you will need to visit. Other than computers, the market also deals in branded clothes and there are book stores here too. Nehru Place is also infamous for dealing in pirated software.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Know Your Airport: London Heathrow Airport

In United Kingdom there are 141 public airports of which 94 are in England. Of these, about 80 are considered to be major airports. Now we are bringing you a series of UK airport guides with detailed information - let’s start with Heathrow
London Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport (London):  Opening in 1929 as a small airfield, Heathrow international Airport is now the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the third busiest airport in the world in terms of total traffic.

Heathrow airport is situated about 14 miles to the west of central London spread over an area of 12.14 Km area.  It has two east to west runways and five terminals . The most recent, Terminal 5 was voted the best airport terminal in the world for year 2014 by Skytrax (http://www.worldairportawards.com/awards_2014/
) in the annual world best airport awards. Heathrow Airport Holdings own and operate the airport that also operates three other airports.

Heathrow airport is the main hub and base of Virgin Atlantic and the primary hub of British Airways.  From Heathrow 90 airlines fly to about 170 destinations worldwide. There are around 69 million passengers using the airport annually and it is worth noting that around 3.8 million of these travelled between Heathrow and JFK Airport in New York.

Heathroe Airport Map

Heathrow in a Glance

Airport Name: London Heathrow
Airport Code : LHR
Operatore      : Heathrow Airport Limited
Location         : London Borough of
Coordinates   :51°28′39″N 000°27′41″W
Website          :www.heathrowairport.com

It had been proposed for Heathrow to extend and add one more runway and a sixth terminal in 2009 but this proposal was met with significant controversy because of the likely impact of greenhouse gas emissions on the local community. Another proposal being mooted is to extend the airport by expanding its capacity. The aim of this proposal is to extend the length of both runways to 7000 metres and divided into four runways.

How to reach Heathrow: As you would expect from such an internationally important airport, there are plenty of options to reach Heathrow airport; including by train, bus and taxi.

By Train: There are a number of trains available that connect the city with airport including the fast Heathrow Express non stop service between Heathrow and Paddington station which has departures every 15 minutes. In addition to this, Heathrow Connect offers a stopping service to Paddington and connects with five other railway stations. A cheaper option is the London Underground that connects the airport to central London and serves all terminals (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5). For other destinations outside of London, there is also South West Trains

Bus: Many bus and coach services depart Heathrow connecting the airport with destinations across the UK from Heathrow airport central bus station which serves terminals 1 and 3. National Express and the Oxford Bus Company provide long distance bus services to the airport from various parts of the UK. From the airport there is also a HotelHoppa bus service connecting the airport with hotels in the area.

Taxi: Taxes are available to Heathrow from anywhere in London and just about anywhere in the UK.

In addition to the more traditional means of reaching the airport, Heathrow also has cycle routes and bicycle parking as well as inter terminal services.

Airlines flying from Heathrow: Heathrow airport is the main base of Virgin Atlantic and a major hub of British airways. About 90 airlines fly from Heathrow to around 170 destinations worldwide. A few of the major airlines flying from Heathrow airport are:

Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, EVA Air, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, United Airlines, Air New Zealand, Austrian Airline, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, Jet Airways, Qantas Airline, Royal Brunei, South African Airways, Srilankan Airline, Swiss Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Uzbekistan Airlines

Destinations Served: Heathrow airport has direct flights to about 170 destinations worldwide. Some of the most popular destinations include: Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Athens, Atlanta, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Cape Town, Chicago, Colombo, Copenhagen, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Houston, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Malta, Manchester, Marseille, Mexico City, Miami, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi, New Delhi, New York, Nice, Ottawa, Paris, Prague, Reykjavik, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Venice, Washington, Zurich

Monday, 15 December 2014

10 Must to do Things in India

India is a vast and fascinating country with a rich heritage and culture, however, most people only see a small part of this fabulous destination.  If you want a unique experience and want to get away from the more traditional tourist experiences, why not tr something a bit different for your trip.  Below is a guide to some of the different experiences that await you on your trip to India.

1. Celebrate Holi in Vrindavan

Vrindavan Holi
Photo Source: http://mashable.com/

Holi is one of the biggest festivals in India; it is the festival of colours and love and is celebrated across India in many different forms. Although you can see Holi celebrations in most parts of the country, it is Holi in Vrindavan which is particularly popular. As Holi is a festival of colour, you will see a lot of Gulaal – an organic coloured powder which the participants throw at each other creating a wonerful array of colours. At Vrindavan Holi is celebrated for a week, starting with Barsana, one week before the actual festival date. Barsana is famous for its Lathmaar where the women hit men with a stick. Banke Bihari temple is the best place to celebrate Holi in Vrindavan. So stand back and enjoy the wonderful colours and sounds of Holi in Vrindavan with a cup of Bhang.

2. Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela
Image Source:http://www.stateofkerala.in/

Kumbh Mela is a Hindu Pilgrimage and represents the world's largest gathering of people in any one place. In February 2014 about 80 million people visited the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. Kumbha is held at four places in India: 1. Allahabad, 2. Ujjain, 3. Haridwar and 4.Nasik on a rotational basis. Mauni Amavsya, which is the second day of Kumbha Mela happens after every 12 year at Allahabad and the day of Shahi Snan (Royal Bath) is by far the most crowded day. So for something different, why not visit the awe inspiring Kumbha Mela and take a royal bath with millions of people and saints including Naga Baba – the experience of a lifetime.

3. Attend a Royal Wedding in Rajasthan

Royal Wedding in Rajasthan
Image Source:http://indianwedding.rajpalace.in/

Rajasthan is well known for its royalty and their weddings are one of the main attractions. From the fabulous, opulent and intricate clothing to the lavish food and feasting, a royal Rajasthan wedding is an event not to be missed – that is if you are lucky enough to get the chance of course.

4. Garba Dance in Vadodara (Baroda):

Garba Dance
Image Source:http://www.rediff.com/

The Garba is a folk dance from the state of Gujarat which usually takes place during the nights of Navratra (Nine Nights: nine sacred days of fasting for Hindus). Many hotels and clubs organise the Garba Dance for locals and guests alike where girls and boys dance with small sticks to the beat of the drum.

5. Watch a Snake Boat Race in Kerala

Snake Boat Race in Kerala

Known as Chundan Vallam in Kerala organized in Festive season of Onam in Indian State of Kerala. In This race long bots (about 100 to 138 feets) participate, each bot represent a village, in each bot there are 64 (sometime 128) oarsmen in tow rows. Front portion of bot is raised as a snake hood so when many such bots run in different lane it looks like snakes are swimming. Believe me this bot race make your trip.

6. Try the Ayurvedic Massage in Kerala

Kerala Ayurvedic Massage
Image Source:http://www.kairali.com/

Ayurveda is widely regarded as the most ancient healing therapy in the world. Its popularity rests on the fact that it will not only cure your body but also your mind and soul. Kerala, which is known as God's own country is a pioneer of Ayurveda. Take a full body massage such as Abhyangam or Potly performed using special oils made of extracts of Ayurvedic herbs and natural oils, It will leave your body feeling refreshed and relaxed and will clear your mind!

7. Try the food at Chandni Chowk

Food of Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk is like a pilgrimage for food lovers. At Chandni Chowk your taste buds will get a real treat with delicious sweets such as Namkken (which is both spicy and salty), a myriad of snacks and many different dried fruits amongst many other delicacies. If you are lucky enough to make it to Chandni Chwok then you should consider visiting the Chawri Bazar and Paranthe Wali Gali for some spicy foods, At Paranthe Wali Gali you can taste different varieties of Parantha (bread made wiith stuffed vegetables). Some of the most popular destinations for food lovers are the Karim Hotel, Babu Ram Devi Dayal Paranthe Wale, Old Famous Jalebi Wala, Kake Di Hatti, Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala and many others.

8. Take a Camel Safari in the Thar Desert

Camel Safari in the Thar Desert
Image Source:http://www.indiamarks.com/

Travel like Lawrence of Arabia and take a camel ride in the desert of Thar. In the evening, experience the cold sand on your bare feet and soak up the desert atmosphere with music, dance, food and an unforgettable experience

9. Watch the Republic Day Celebration: On 26th January:

Republic Day Celebration

Republic Day is celebrated throughout India and on the day the main ceremony is celebrated on Janpath, a road linking the President's House to the India Gate. Here you can get a snapshot of all of Indian culture, history and arts performed by Indian soldiers along with a stunning air show and many other celebrations and activities.

10. Rafting in Rishikesh

Rafting in Rishikesh

If you are a lover of adventure, you should consider a trip to Rishikesh for rafting and camping. These days it is one of the most popular places in India for adventure travellers. At Rishikesh you can enjoy a wide range of high-octane adventure activities including bungee jumping, rock climbing, x-paint ball with white water rafting and camping.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

6 Tips to Find the Best Website to Book Flight Tickets Online

Book Flights Online

We all know that the internet and technology in general makes our lives easier and brings the world closer – into our homes, on our laptops, tablets and even into the palm of our hand on our smart phones. It makes our working lives much easier, enable us to check the weather, football scores and pay bills but probably the biggest single change in recent years is how we shop online – whether it is our groceries, mobile phones or our holidays and travel requirements. There is no need to visit shops or travel agents, no waiting in long queues, now that everything is available with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Buying flight tickets online is no exception and can save you significant time and money as well as enabling you at a glance to compare the best fares on different websites. But with such ease and choice it is all the more important to make sure that the website from which you are buying tickets is genuine and that your money is safe. Here we bring you a few tips that help you to identify trusted and reliable websites where you can book your flights with confidence.
  1. Check the company and website’s history: With so much choice, it is important to know how long the company has been operating, the longevity of a company gives a good indication of the likely reliability given that companies that last tends to be ones that are trustworthy and provide good customer service. Always check the “about us” page on their website or do a search on the company on the internet. One good resource for this is to visit whois.com and check their registration date which is the date when their domain (site) name was registered. If the company has a long enough history, it is a good indication that it is safe to buy from them.
  2. Check for customer service and support:After sale services is of course very important because as with any purchase sometimes you might have a problem online and require the assistance of their customer care team. Companies that do not have a telephone number may be one man operations and will not offer the support you need. In addition to this, sometimes a well trained customer representative may be able to find a better fare for you. Check whether the company provides after sales support and if they have 24X7 support. If not, makes sure that it is available in the day time in your time zone.
  3. Check for an ATOL No.: ATOL (Air Travel Organizers License) is the scheme run by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) which is in place to protect the traveller when buying tickets from travel agents in case of airline failure. If a company holds an ATOL license it can sell flights tickets and hotels legally in the United Kingdom. If you buy your flights tickets from a company that has an ATOL license, you are safe in the knowledge that if the agency fails to provide your tickets, the full amount would be refunded. It also allows for repatriation if you are stuck abroad in case the airline goes bust. It is very important to check that the company or website is ATOL protected and has an ATOL number. For example www.ticketstoindia.co.uk has an ATOL no 5092, so you can book your flights and hotels confidently with them. To check if a company is ATOL protected or not visit www.caa.co.uk and search for a specific ATOL number or company name.
  4. Check Customer Reviews: There are a number of review websites available these days that will give you a good idea about consumer experiences and the good and bad points of any given company. For example, websites like https://www.trustpilot.co.uk and http://www.reviewcentre.com allow customers to write about their specific experience of a particular company/website from where they have purchased. Reading reviews will give you a good idea about the company’s behavior and service quality and help you to decide if it is a good idea to buy tickets from a particular website.
  5. Compare the Fares: As with any product, different flight booking websites have different fares so it is always worth comparing fares to ensure that the website you have chosen is giving you the cheapest fare. To compare fares, you can visit various fare comparison websites like skyscanner.co.uk, or cheapflights.co.uk etc. A brief guide to finding the cheapest online fares is available here
  6. Check that your money will be safe when you pay: These days online financial security is a major concern. When taking payments, websites should provide information on the security measures that they employ so that you can be secure with your purchase. Most sites will use the website protocol “https” rather than just “http” which indicates that the site uses encryption to protect your data and money. In addition, many sites will ask for further verification from the card merchant which provides an additional layer of security. Remember that as inconvenient as it seems, these measures are there to protect your money and your online security.
By following the above tips, you can book you next flights confidently and avoid post booking stress and worries.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Top 10 Most Luxurious Hotels in Delhi

Delhi is not surprisingly one of the most popular cities in India in terms of annual tourist numbers and as you might expect, there are a good choice of hotel options ranging from backpacker hostels through to luxury hotels and recognized international brands. Although in general Delhi is not considered an expensive city, this is certainly not the case where its five star hotels are concerned. The centrally located hotel chains such as Taj and Oberoi located in central and southern Delhi certainly command a high price.

Below is a short guide of our top ten luxury hotels in Delhi:

1. The Imperial Hotel, Janpath:

Imperial Hotel Delhi
Photo Courtesy: www.theimperialindia.com
This ranks as the top hotel in Delhi having been awarded Travel + Leisure World's Best Hotel award and it was also the winner of the Tripadvisor excellence award in 2014. The Imperial Hotel is without doubt one of the best five star hotels in Delhi and provides a perfect combination of colonial charm and modern facilities with 43 ultra luxurious suites and 190 rooms.

The Imperial Hotel is a landmark in Delhi and is known by all. It is located at Janpath and very near to Jantar Mantar and the handicraft emporium, just steps away from Connaught Place and a 30 minute drive fro IGI International Airport

Janpath Lane, Connaught Place
From IGI airport
13.9 KM, About 44 Minutes Drive
No. of rooms & Suites
190 + 43
Starts from 12750/Night INR



2. The Taj Mahal, Hotel:

Taj Mahal Hotel Delhi
Photo Courtesy: www.tajhotels.com
Without question, the Taj Mahal Hotel is one of the finest hotels in Delhi. Located at number one Man Singh Road, the Taj Mahal Hotel is part of the Taj Group of luxury hotels.

The Taj Mahal Hotel is a perfect example of Mughal Architect, made of red stone. It is a 12 floor building with about 294 suites and rooms offering luxurious services including a five star restaurant, bars, banquet halls, a beauty centre, fitness centre and a luxury shopping zone. The list doesn’t finish here though as there is a lot to experience at the Taj that we couldn’t describe in words!

Number One Mansingh Road
From IGI airport
13.4 KM, 35 Minutes Drive
No. of rooms & Suites
Starts from 17500/Night INR


3. The Oberoi Hotel:

Oberai Hotel delhi
Photo Courtesy: oberoihotels.com

One of the Oberoi Hotel Group's five star properties, this was one of the first luxury hotels in Delhi. The Oberoi Hotel is situated in a lush green area with palm trees. It offers a breathtaking views of Delhi's golf course one side and the historic monument of Humayu’s Tomb on the other side.

Oberoi has some very popular restaurants, dining options and bars, banquet halls, a business centre, swimming pools, a fitness centre, a beauty centre and you can even rejuvenate yourself with one of its Spa Services

Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi
From IGI airport
15.2 km (approx 45 Minutes Drive)
Starts from 12000/Night INR


4. The Shangri La Hotel:

Shangri La Hotel delhi
Photo Courtesy: shangri-la.com

Run by the Hong Kong based Shangri-La hotel chain, this is yet another hotel renowned for its super luxury services. The Shangri La Hotel Eros is situated at Connaught Place near to Government offices and the commercial and shopping hub of Delhi.

In terms of facilities and services, Shangri La offers 24 hours free broadband internet, bequest hall, four restaurants, bars, meeting rooms, a health club, a spa, a fitness centre, a beauty centre, a shopping zone and much more besides.

19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place
From IGI airport
14.4 km around 22 minutes drive
No. of rooms & Suites
Starts from 6375/Night INR


5. The Taj Palace:

Hotel Taj Palace Delhi
Photo Courtesy: tajhotels.com

Another hotel from the Taj group successfully makes it onto our list for its amazing five star services and facilities. Sprawling over in six acres in Delhi’s diplomatic enclave Chankyapuri, it is just 10 minutes away fro IGI airport. The Taj Palace is a favorite of tourists from around the world. It has more than 400 rooms and suites including a Garden Presidential Suite, Presidential Suite and Tata Suite.

Services and facilities: The Taj Palace has luxury and super luxury suites with 7 restaurants and bars, banquet hall and conference centre, onsite catering, a gift shop, a business centre, outdoor pools, a health club, video conferencing and many more top class services and facilities to meet the needs of the most discerning of guests..

Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave
From IGI airport
19km, about a 10 Minute drive
No. of rooms & Suites
Starts from 12000 INR/Night


6. The Lodhi Hotel AKA Aman Hotel:

The Aman (Lodhi Hotel)
Photo Courtesy: thelodhi.com
Also known as The Aman, the Lodhi Hotel is located on the lush green Lodhi Road and near the historic Humayun's Tomb. It is close located quite close to the golf course. In terms of facilities, the Aman Hotel has two restaurants, a bar, lounge, swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts, a spa and treatment rooms, a beauty salon, a pool, cafe and much more besides. In terms of rooms, the Aman Hotel has 68 rooms and 8 suits all with state of the art modern facilities.

Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave
From IGI airport
18.8 kms, 35 minutes derive
No. of rooms & Suites
Starts from 21500/Night INR



7. The Leela Palace

Hotel Leela Palace
Photo Courtesy: theleela.com

One of the hotels of the Leela Group, located close to the diplomatic enclave at Chanakyapuri and the offices of the Indian Prime Minister as well as a number of embassies. This hotel is built in the shape of a butterfly; its architecture inspired by Lutyens and embellished by Mrs. Madhu Nair.

Leela palace has about 260 rooms and Royal clubs and suites including a presidential suite. The main features of this hotel include banquet and meeting halls, a business centre, a fitness centre, fast internet access, a pool, spa, shops, a theatre and even a museum.
Location: Chanakyapuri, Diplomatic Enclave,

Chanakyapuri, Diplomatic Enclave,
From IGI airport
8.8 km, about 20 minutes drive
9,350 INR/ night


8. Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency
Photo Courtesy:hyatt.com

One of the largest of Delhi's hotels with 500+ rooms and suites, all equipped with modern amenities including 24 hour dining options, fast and free internet access etc.

The Hyatt regency is located in Delhi’s commercial hub at Bhikaji Kama place, about 25 minutes away from IGI airport and about 20 minutes from the city centre. The Hyatt Regency is equipped with a café, polo lounge, a fitness centre and spa, a swimming pool, yoga class, restaurants, transport assistance, a money exchange facility and much more.

Bhikaiji Cama Place, Ring Road
From IGI airport
18.2 km about 25 minutes drive.
No. of rooms & Suites
Starts from 7500INR/ night


9. The Lalit Hotel

Lalit Hotel DELHI
Photo Courtesy: thelalit.com

The Lalit Hotel is located in the centre of Delhi in the commercial and shopping hub at Connaught Place and close to two of Delhi’s historical monuments – the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. The Lalit Hotel is an 18 story building with more than 450 rooms and suites with modern amenities.

The Lalit Hotel is equipped with all modern facilities including a concierge desk, business centre, spa and fitness centre, a foreign exchange, shopping arcade and much more.

Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place
From IGI airport
About 8.2 km, 15 minutes drive
No. of rooms & Suites
Starts from 7500 INR/ nigh


10. ITC Maurya Hotel:

ITC Maurya Hotel
Photo Courtesy: itchotels.in

Part of the ITC group of hotels, the Maurya is another hotel located in the diplomatic enclave at Chanakyapuri. The ITC Maurya is named after the Maurya dynasty. The ITC Maurya has 463 rooms and suites that include a presidential and grand presidential suites, equipped with facilities like electronic safe, daily newspapers, bottled drinking water, tea and coffee making facilities, personal amenities etc. The Hotel ITC maurya has a concierge desk, business centre, a spa, beauty salon, health club, swimming pool etc.

Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg,
From IGI airport
8.6 km, about 30 minutes drive
No. of rooms & Suites
Starts from 13500 INR/ Night

Monday, 24 November 2014

Get a £10 Off per Adult on Every Booking at Tickets to India

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