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All the Maldives resorts Bollywood has been holidaying at | Condé Nast Traveller India

Advertisements Advertisements India’s stars enjoying beach getaways in the Maldives While winter is settling in across the country with single-digit temperatures, the Maldives is the destination to escape the cold and enjoy a balmy sea breeze. Several Bollywood stars have done just that, posting pictures of their beach paradise, and tempting us to follow suit. […]

On lockdowns, curfews and travel restrictions from next week, here’s what the new MHA guidelines say | Condé Nast Traveller India

There is a new set of restrictions coming up in December to keep COVID in check. The central government has issued a new set of guidelines for surveillance, containment and mindfulness against the coronavirus. These new rules will be in effect from 1 December till 31 December. New MHA guidelines on COVID-19 International air travel […]

Are you aware of the new COVID-19 restrictions in Delhi, Gurugram, Jaipur, Ahmedabad? | Condé Nast Traveller India

While travel across the country is largely unrestricted now, some key cities are putting in some fresh restrictions to keep COVID-19 in check. Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Indore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad are among those issuing fresh curbs such as night curfews. If you are headed to any of these cities, here is what you need to know: […]

Hinduism, like many great religions, is about feasting and fasting, praying and eating prasadam

“In no other culture does faith play out in as colourful and traditional a fashion as in India.  In our country’s places of worship, we find rich myths, ancient traditions, cultural touchstones and delicious food that are offered to the Gods and to humans.” According to award-winning author and columnist Shoba Narayan, her newest book, […]

First Look: The new Accidentally Wes Anderson book | Condé Nast Traveller India | International

Advertisements Advertisements Amer Fort | Rajasthan, India | c. 1592 Photo by Chris Schalkx Since 2017, Wally and Amanda Koval’s Instagram handle @AccidentallyWesAnderson has put out a mission for fans of Wes Anderson’s films: to photograph real-life glimpses of his perfectly crafted, painstakingly detailed, pastel-coloured worlds. Watching The Grand Budapest Hotel—not an actual place—or Moonrise […]

10 Indian startups that will help you throw a killer house party | Condé Nast Traveller India

Advertisements Advertisements Photo: olegbreslavtsev/ Getty Images If you’re tired of putting up fairy lights, streamers and balloons yourself every time you host a party, these event planners will come to your rescue. Leave the ideating up to them, put your feet up and watch them transform your home into an incredibly picturesque party venue.  These […]

16 alfresco spots to dine out in Mumbai | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

Advertisements Advertisements The view from Cecconi’s Soho House While the city enters its five-minute-long winter season, we’re pulling out the woollens and booking all the outdoor tables we can. Keeping social distancing and COVID safety protocols in mind, a few more restaurants have opened up alfresco seating at their establishments. Eating out, however, isn’t quite […]

The Goa home you have been planning to buy is getting dearer. But it’s still a good time, say realtors | Condé Nast Traveller India

The grapevine is true. Property in Goa is as much in demand as hot poi at the moment, and everything from studio apartments to villas is selling briskly despite the pandemic—or more appropriately, because of it. The prospect of working from a place that is safe, largely crowd-free and affords a good quality of life […]

The humble comfort food that deserves its due | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

In April, when 93 year old Thomas Abraham from Kottayam became India’s first nonagenarian COVID survivor, his case was hailed as a miracle. Thomas revealed that his diet included pazhankanji–a simple rice gruel that is a breakfast staple in Malayali households.  This simple preparation of rice and water manifests itself across the country in various […]

With 2 new air-bubbles, you can now fly to these 21 countries | Condé Nast Traveller India

Advertisements Advertisements A young female gorilla sits on her nest in a jungle in Rwanda. Photo: Grant Faint/Getty Rwanda and the Netherlands are the newest countries that have established air travel bubble arrangements with India, bringing the total to 21 destinations. The bilateral corridor allows for international flights between both countries, without a need to […]

This virtual photo exhibition will transport you to the streets of Buenos Aires | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

When I first started roaming Buenos Aires in 2011, obsessed with portraying it naked, defenceless and devoid of people, which years later led to my project ‘Revelaciones – Behind the Scenes, Buenos Aires’, I learned to establish a very intimate relationship with my hometown, as never before in my life. Apparently, I missed that way […]

Here’s the plan for crowd control on Mumbai local trains | Condé Nast Traveller India

For those who’ve been waiting months for Mumbai’s local trains to resume services for all, here’s hope: the Maharashtra government is seriously mulling over it, though there isn’t any fixed date yet for when the city’s suburban railway services may be accessible again to all. While Mumbai’s local trains resumed staggered services for a while […]

13 Kerala hotels to book this festive season | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

Beaches, backwaters, boutique hotels—there’s lots to love about Kerala. From island escapes to art hotels and earth-friendly resorts, God’s Own Country has just the keys you’ve been looking for. 13 Kerala hotels to book Spice Village, Thekkady Advertisements CGH Earth’s Spice Village Advertisements A pioneer in best practices for sustainable tourism in Kerala, CGH Earth’s […]

13 Goa hotels to book for the festive season | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

Sun, sand, surf, susegad—the sunshine state is everyone’s favourite getaway, and even more so this year. Goa’s charming hotels, top-notch restaurants, warm-hearted locals and beautiful outdoors are just the ticket to unwinding and celebrating the year’s gifts, such as they have been, and toasting the festive season. Whether you’re looking for five-star digs or a […]

The best highway food joints near Bengaluru: Part-3—Coastal Karnataka | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

Karnataka’s Karavali coast is an epicurean adventure where sattvik Udupi cuisine lies sandwiched between the two extremes of South Canara/Dakshina Kannada and North Canara/Uttara Kannada. The route from Bengaluru to Mangalore and up the scenic coastal highway to Goa is every foodie’s dream run–from Kalladka tea to Kundapur chicken and Bhatkali biryani and godi halwa […]

Almost everyone can visit India now. But not tourists | Condé Nast Traveller India

After suspending all visas to India for nearly eight months, the government has finally restored them starting Thursday. This means Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and foreign nationals can visit the country for any purpose, except tourism.  Who can visit India? All visas will be restored, except electronic, tourist and medical visas, an order […]

The picture that bagged this 23-year-old the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award | Condé Nast Traveller India

Advertisements Advertisements Aishwarya Sridhar’s photo ‘Lights of Passion’ bagged her the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award Many wildlife photographers spend years trying to capture a big animal prowling in the wild. However, Panvel-based Aishwarya Sridhar has been aiming small. In June 2019, when she set out for the dense forests of Bhandardara in Maharashtra, […]

Kachri: the secret ingredient behind many a Rajasthani dish | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

Advertisements Advertisements L-R: Raw kachri, kachri chutney. Photos: Deepika Nandal As a child, I despised kachris or wild melons whenever it was prepared in my mother’s kitchen in Surat. I watched as the elders in the family—who grew up in desert villages near Jaisalmer—go crazy over the aroma of kachris that my relatives brought—tightly packed […]

Planning a trip to Mukteshwar now? Here’s what you need to know before you go | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

Advertisements Advertisements Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand, Photo: Karen Anand The hills certainly seem to be alive with the sound of sweet music beckoning tourists once more and so we decided on Mukteshwar way up in the hills of Kumaon as our first travel escape in six months. Fifty years ago, Kumaon used to be a favourite summer […]

9 recipes from Nagaland to spice up your plate | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

Advertisements Advertisements Photo: Jerry Redfern/LightRocket via Getty Images What makes Nagaland’s cuisine unique is the fact that all 16 tribes prescribe to their own indigenous spices, herbs, flavouring and ingredient combinations. Unfortunately, there aren’t many local restaurants in Nagaland that serve the local cuisine, for it is best cooked and served at home. For picante […]