I had to be in Lucknow known as the city of Nawabs and while I was choosing where to stay I decided Novotel Lucknow. Located at Gomti Nagar, which is a 30 minute drive from the Airport as well as the Railway station, it boasts of being one of the best 5-star hotels in Lucknow that too when the hotel has just turned one. Yes, the hotel which started its operation on May 1, 2017 has an occupancy of 106 rooms which are mostly sold out on any given day. With 92 superior rooms, 12 executive rooms and 2 suites, the hotel is well-equipped to understand the growing needs of its consumers.
We went for a day tour to Pattaya in Thailand while we were staying at Bangkok as we just wanted to see limited attractions. If you missed reading our travelogue to Bangkok, you can read it here. We were going to Phuket after Bangkok so Coral Island wasn’t what attracted us! Read on to know what attracted us!
ChicLifeByte told you about the wonderful stay and hospitality of Ranjit’s SVAASA: A Heritage Boutique Spa Haveli at Amritsar. The ancestral property was built 200 years ago by Ratan Chand Mehra, a prominent person of his time. He had contributed to the society by opening up blind schools, gaushala, a family mandir as well as a hospital for TB, all of which are running till date. Ratan Chand Mehra was a recipient of Order of the British Empire (OBE) title and this house was actually a guesthouse for the Britishers. Retaining the original heritage, the place was refurbished. However, special things were retained which include 18 inch thick walls, there is mud inside the ceiling which helps in insulation, bricks are nanakshati (special bricks packed with mud, no cement is used in walls).
Holidays for me is not about staying back in my city and sleeping but it’s about exploring a new world all together. Yes, travel is one thing I can never have enough of! Whether it’s to beat the city heat or to chill at an exotic location or just to take a break from my mundane life.
It’s finally time to select my next travel destination. Yes, I have a big wish list according to different zones for different period. Thinking of my next destination, I am going to hit is South India. South India is one zone which I haven’t explored much, though I have travelled to Hyderabad for work and Kerala for a FAM trip, my next destination would have be beautiful South India. While I was doing my research online, I zeroed down upon Coorg known as the Scotland of India.
A few days of bliss is what all of us wish for and this time it was my trip to the holy city Amritsar that I was looking forward to. Well, I have been to Amritsar before but this time it was special because I was staying at Ranjit’s SVAASA, a Heritage Boutique Spa Haveli. The 250-year-old British Colonial Haveli of the Rai Bahadur Rattan Chand family has housed royalty and eminent personalities of all lineages.
A few days ago I was planning my trip to the holy city Amritsar. While I was looking forward to my time of bliss, I also had a lot of things running on my mind! Whenever we plan a vacation, on one side we have to finish all the pending stuff at work so that we can enjoy at ease but at the same time, we have our travel related things running on our mind – booking tickets, booking cabs, sightseeing plans, checking local transport, internet connectivity and not to forget web check-in and waking up on time. Ah! I wanted more hands or more hours in the day as I was going crazy thinking about all this! You will be surprised to know I managed everything with ease. Yes, I am back from my wonderful vacation that went on so smoothly! Want to know how? Read on to know more.
A trip to Thailand had been on my travel list for long. Afterall who doesn’t want to experience shopping that too on a shoestring budget along with some awesome sightseeing and some beachy fun! This New Year in the hope of fulfilling one of the many wishes that I have in mind, I booked my ticket to Thailand. The first destination on my travel was Bangkok.
A few days back I stepped into a hospital through a majestic gate in a lush green arena and entered my villa. No, I am not dreaming, this is reality! Everybody wants a getaway or a relaxing holiday away from the stress & hustle bustle of daily life. This time around I headed for a retreat to Kairali- The Ayurvedic Healing Village. It is actually a hospital built in a resort environment for holistic healing where treatments are done through Ayurveda! Isn’t that great! Formerly known as Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resort, the Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village is flawlessly set in the scenic town of Palakkad known as the Gateway of Kerala, a jewel in this Southern state of India’s crown. The healing village boasts of rich flora & fauna, away from the city life where ChicLifeByte had a wonderful time!
It’s HOLIDAY time and we all want to just leave our base and roam around the world! Yes, that’s the feeling that most of us could relate to! Now, the big question is where to travel and how to travel because we all have different aspirations and different budgets but let me tell you something which will fit every aspiration and every budget!
Luxurious living has its own charm and when you travel you need all the amenities in a space which is a home away from home. Today I am going to tell you two of my favourite adobes where I can luxuriously spend my time! Actually I can stay there for a lifetime. Though one is located at a distance to be flown away from my base city (Delhi), Mumbai is like a second home for the umpteen times I have been to the city for work. The other one is at a driving distance from my base city. No one can resist Jaipur’s colourful streets! So before much ado, let me tell you more about the two destinations where life is a treat in itself.