Built entirely by the Ladakhi craftsmen in 1820, the Stok Palace in Ladakh is still a home of the Namgyal dynasty. It was opened to public in 1980 with blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama which was converted into a heritage hotel in 2008. The palace has charming little cafe and sex ‘secret’ guest rooms.
The palace is not only a reflection of the lifestyle of the kings and queens of this remote kingdom, but also a piece of history itself. The breathtaking beauty of the Stok valley is just a bonus.
Kerala has been a favourite haunt of travellers from around the world for nearly 600 years; it’s been known to exhilarate, enchant and enthral.
But above all, no trip to Kerala is complete without a languid boat ride on its idyllic backwaters. Lined by emerald coconut plantations and interspersed by turquoise lakes, these placid lagoons are the perfect place to shake off pent-up urban stress.
For a special experience, cruise the palm-fringed backwaters of Kerala on board a private Kettuvallam, a traditional thatched houseboat. These houseboats have been plying the Kerala waterways for centuries, connecting villages along the backwaters and transporting rice, spices and other goods. A backwater cruise is the best way to experience Kerala's amazing beauty and get a glimpse of rural life along the backwaters.
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Amid untouched natural paradise, with rich coral reefs, and lush green mangroves, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is located at the picturesque Radhanagar beach at Havelock, Andaman. It has 75 spacious villas offering the the most luxurious experience on the island.
Highlights include Jiva Spa’s signature experiences, private dining, world-renowned butlers services and water sports including snorkelling and scuba diving.