With remote working the norm, there’s no reason to be confined to your desk all day. Work from Mountains, a new homegrown tourism initiative, will help move your workstation to a cosy cottage getaway in the hills where pristine rivers, orchards and pine trees can provide some fresh inspiration.
The luxury Golden Chariot train, which runs across South India, is back in action after a makeover. Book a plush cabin, enjoy a fine dine meal or tipple at the regal bar, and set off on a journey exploring the historical and architectural heritage of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Antara’s ‘Europe on the Ganges’ cruise in March offers a mini history lesson of West Bengal with guided tours of colonial settlements along the Hooghly river, traditional music and Bengali cuisine, and colourful Holi celebrations on Mangaldeep island.
Luxury resort brand Resplendent Ceylon has joined hands with Indian charter plane service Jetpooling to offer bespoke private jet vacations for Indian travellers to Sri Lanka.
More optimism than pessimism is reflected in Strategic Vision’s ‘2021 – Pulse of the Industry Survey’. Trending this year: Journeys to Asia and Europe, safaris, domestic trips. Cruises and staycations? Not so much.
Vistadome rakes with 360-degree panoramic views, affordable luxury train journeys, reviving the kulhad chai tradition. We spoke to the ministry and railway experts to map the metamorphosis of Indian railways into a world-class system.