Travel is sometimes not just about reaching the destination –the beaches and the colourful town, but often it’s driven by a desire for new experiences, cultures and people, and an intense urge to explore more and go further just as much about what happens along the way. Often, even the most talented wordsmith can’t paint the mood and the magic of a new place the way your camera lens can, creating the best digital record and memories that will last forever. Because of these latest travel trends, the travel industry is flourishing at a rapid rate to create more opportunities, personalized trips and experiences than ever before.
Every year we plan a holiday to take a break from our monotonous routine. Even I do that and I try to go to a different destination to refresh myself however we have our favourite destinations and in a minute we just want to be exported there. Well, we can’t do that in a minute but we can do it in a second? Confused? Read on!
A weekend getaway is the most welcoming thought and when I got an invitation to Hotel Mosaic Musoorie, I was pretty excited. Just the thought of going to the hills gave me enough joy so imagine what feeling would the actual hills given me. Without much delay, I said yes and landed at Mussoorie, the queen of hills post an early morning train journey till Dehradun followed by an hour drive to Mussoorie!
When it comes to travelling, almost every traveller tends to go overboard when it comes to spending, living a life of luxury even if it is only for a week or two. Skift reported that international travellers spending rose to $1.4 trillion in 2015, with the overall spending in emerging economies such as India growing by nearly 7%. Overspending is indeed a common problem among many holidaymakers and it is an issue that certainly needs to be addressed. But how do you overcome the urge to overspend?
Tourist in Janpath is a place representing the journey of a “traveller” whether in interiors, books, pictures or food which one finds amazing & unique with the comfortable seating. One takes a look around and there is a bar set in one corner with edgy, free spirited & travel centric interiors along with a VIP lounge & a rooftop where you can stay till the last dance. The 1200 sq. ft area spread over three floors even has a live train, travel library, live kitchen… you cannot ask for anything more.
As you must be aware that Team ChicLifeByte was off to a trip to Heiwa Heaven, a luxury resort in Jaipur and post check in at the forest theme resort and meeting Aarti Bansal, General Manager of the resort we headed for lunch at the beautiful forest theme restaurant called Nirwana Woods! In case you missed reading the first part, you could read it here! The 100% vegetarian restaurant had interiors dominated by barks of the tree, stems and plants which made our dinning experience even more blissful. Even the outside of the restaurant was given a rock carving which gave a unique look.
We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.
A travel enthusiast like me would jump with joy even on mention of a weekend getaway! So recently when I was asked for a weekend escapade to a luxury resort at Jaipur, I could not resist!
Heiwa Heaven, a name which stands for peace and paradise, and that’s what I was promised for one of the weekend getaways! So without much ado, I packed my stuff on a Friday night and retired for the night to start the exciting ride on a fresh Saturday morning. This time I also had the perfect companion with me! My Coolpad Mega 2.5D which wasn’t only reliable on a long travel for its long battery life but even had a great camera for selfies and other photos. Remember, Team ChicLifeByte introduced the device to its subscribers some time back. In case you missed reading the post, you can read it here!
I am sure you know that Team ChicLifeByte was in Mcleodganj staying in the beautiful suite of the luxury property Pride Surya Mountain Resort. In case you missed on the first part, you can read it here.
As I woke up the next morning, I saw a beautiful view of Mcleodganj from the room’s window. This is not what we can see from any of the Delhi homes or hotels…neither such a big window…nor such a breathtaking view! Both hot water and breakfast was for a limited no. of hours so without wasting much time…we took a quick shower and headed for the first meal of the day.
I am sure you are aware of Team ChicLifeByte’s travelogue to Palampur-Dharamshala and Mcleodganj! And if you would like to know our adventures in Mcleodganj, you are at the right place. Oh! Did you miss details of our Palampur-Dharamshala trip? You could catch it here and here.
After the sightseeing on the way from Dharamshala, we entered the beautiful luxury property Pride Surya Mountain Resort. Even in the rainy weather, we could spot the hotel easily. Afterall, Surya a 23 yrs old property has been the only option of a luxury stay. They tied up with Pride about 20 months back. Pride boasts of quality and goodwill while Surya is about retaining the customer through its specialised services. Surya takes special care of its customers through knowing about their likes and dislikes…also the perfect hospitality and friendly atmosphere to the families who come to visit the city. Though families dominate the most visited section here, it’s the Israel groups as well who look forward to the hospitality of Pride Surya.