If trees and streets could talk, the stories that would pour out of Delhi would keep listeners mesmerized for years. You can get no better insight into the diversity of India than from its capital—where the old and new, cultural and contemporary, rural and urban, all blend harmoniously. While Old Delhi is a maze of narrow serpentine lanes lined with shops, the new city is a bustling metropolis, replete with shopping malls, and wide open spaces.
@ The Imperial – built in 1931 by Blomfield (associate of Sir Edwin Lutyen), Asia’s finest luxury hotel located at the city centre of Delhi. It is a landmark of Delhi with 235 guestrooms including 43 suites, each with a distinct interior, overlooking the lush, verdant gardens are encased in the historic hash structured building of the hotel.
Reveling in its reputation as one of India’s most dynamic and trendy cities, Mumbai has metamorphosed from being a fishing settlement into a sprawling, bustling megalopolis. The “City of Dreams” home to people from all backgrounds and social strata exists in harmony. It is the city that never sleeps, that comes alive at the crack of dawn, the birthplace of Bollywood. A true-blue melting pot.
@ Taj Mahal Palace & Tower - The history of Mumbai and The Taj Mahal Palace are dramatically intertwined. It was built in 1903 by the Parsi industrialist JN Tata, supposedly after he was refused entry to one of the European hotels on account of being ‘a native’.
Overlooking the Gateway of India with a panoramic view of the bay, every one of the 560 rooms including 44 suites are the perfect blend of rich history and modern convenience.
Colombo is ‘The garden city of the east’, with its abundant foliage and gentle sea breezes. The legacies of colonial Colombo's garden roots are still very much intact along its often-shady boulevards. Fort is in the midst of widespread historic restoration of its landmark colonial architecture, while Pettah (the old market district) brims with markets and rampant commerce. Colombo’s cosmopolitan side supports ever-more stylish eateries, galleries and museums.
@ Tintagel - is housed in a stunning heritage structure of national importance that was previously home to three of Sri Lanka's political leaders. The original colonial mansion remains with an entirely new wing blended seamlessly at the rear, housing the exquisite bedroom suites, swimming pool and a small Spa. Elements of colonial architecture including high ceilings, ornate columns, arches and wooden floors have all been retained. It has 10 a/c suites: three Superior Suites, five Executive Suites, and two Junior Suites all with unique interiors and en-suite bathrooms with bath tubs and showers. Bandaranaike International Airport is a 45-minute drive away. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Odel Shopping Mall.