Luxury defines itself. Luxury is everything one desires of. The first thing that comes to the mind when the word 'hotel' strikes is luxury!
Here is a list of 5 luxurious hotels of India which prove to be the perfect get-away.

  1. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
The Rambagh Palace used to be the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. This palace is full of royalty and traditions. Every brick and corner of this palace pours out the finest Rajput traditions. The majestic gardens, marbled corridors and elegant rooms give the perfect description of the Rajput history.

  1. Wildflower Hall, Shimla
The Wildflower Hall is the ideal Oberoi experience. Located in the pleasing hills of Shimla, Himanchal Pradesh, this hotel offers exclusive massage, yoga and ayurvedic treatments along with indoor dining space, majestic glass conservatory and open terrace. If you want to refresh yourself in the Himalayas, this is the place for you.

  1. The Leela Palace, New Delhi
The Leela Palace has created iconic expectations among the seekers of grandeur and Indian hospitality over the last three decades. This hotel offers a treasure of experiences, with indulgent spas, world-class cuisine and aesthetic architectural designs.

  1. The Solluna Resort, Jim Corbett National Park
The Solluna Resort is situated in the ravishing valley of Marchula, about 35kms away from Ramnagar railway station. The word “Solluna” depicts the captivating beauty of the sun and the moon which can be observed from the resort at dusk. This resort proves to be the ultimate destination for adventure along with premium accommodation and quality amenities.

  1. The Bella Vista, Mahabaleshwar
This resort offers an incredible view of the green tree covers of the Wilson point, Lingamala valley to the hills extending to Panchgani. This place combines the contemporary and traditional local decor with a spacious, calming and exotic ambience. Away from the overflowing streets, the Bella Vista provides a complete refreshing experience to the holiday makers.


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Authored by Vasudha Parashar.

A new girl in the city. Prefers writing over speaking. Introvert for people, crazy for friends. Reads and eats a lot.

Whoever says shopping doesn't make them happy are probably shopping at the wrong place. The one thing that you just can’t skip on a trip is shopping, especially when you’re visiting the most sophisticated cities of India. And the best place to shop till you drop is a Hi-Fi mall. It’s worth grabbing some branded luxuries on your way home from your perfect vacation!

We have got you a list of 10 most luxurious and rich malls of India.

  1. DLF Emporio, Delhi
Situated in Vasant kunj, DLF Emporio witnesses the most elegant crowd of the city. Beautifully crafted in Italian marble, lustrous brass and fine wood, the mall is stretched across an area of 3,20,000 ft. Proudly, it showcases over 150 brands with a major part of those being international.

  1. High Street Phoenix, Mumbai
Gardened in Lower Parel, it is counted as the most expensive mall of the city. Possessing an urbane look, its gross floor area extends to 3,30,000 ft. Adding to the brand value, it hosts a five-star hotel and a multiplex. It also consists of a palladium, Sky Zone and Grand Galleria.

  1. Lulu International Shopping Mall, Kerala
Adorned with an international touch, the mall consists of 9 PVR multiplexes, thrilling rides, 5D cinema and arcade gaming and other attractions. The roof dazzles in sunlight, adding to its extravagant looks. With nearly 365 outlets, it is the largest mall of Kerala.

  1. UB City Mall, Bangalore
Located in the heart of the city, UB City mall is one of the oldest luxury malls of India. It hosts 40 international brands, serving as a hotspot destination for brand conscious version of you. Exquisite jewellery, fine dining restaurant and a tremendous nightlife, all the wondrous facilities are available under one roof.

  1. Phoenix Market City, Mumbai
The city that never sleeps holds another city under its aegis, the Phoenix Market City. As the largest mall of India, it stretches across over 4,000,000 sq. feet. 600 retail outlets, 14 movie screens and more than 20 restaurants glorify its throne, nourishing the world-class experience it provides.

  1. Orion Mall, Bangalore
Spread across an area of 8,50,000 sq. feet, Orion mall is the one architecture meeting the routine as well as the luxury needs at the same time. Celebrated as a chill-out spot and a high class paradise, its 100 brands top it perfectly. The waterfront of the mall makes it even more special.

  1. Mantri Square Mall, Bangalore
With an area if 9,24,000 sq. feet, it is the most visited shopping mall of the country. Or should I say, the must-visit mall in India. Over 20,000 brands springing inside create a pool of choice for the shoppers. What makes it stand apart are the various events organised annually.

  1. Elante mall, Chandigarh
The Paris of India, Chandigarh city brings to you its priceless possession. With a gross area of around 1,150,000 ft., Elante is the second largest mall of northern India. Presenting a number of international brands under one roof, it furthers to the elegance of the city.

  1. Select Citywalk, Delhi
The heartthrob of South Delhi, catering to a mixed crowd of college students, travellers and porsche shoppers. Extending to over 1,300,000 ft., the mall has over 125 stores and a multi-cuisine food court to blossom its superb look.

  1. City centre, Salt lake, Kolkata
Capturing the true spirit of the city, it is commonly called as the ‘adda’ or ‘the secret harbour’. Rotating on its central axis, it holds a number of hangout options to explore. With an approximate area of 4.5 lakh sq. feet, this mall witnesses crowd from all over the city, giving you the best sneak-peak into actual Kolkata.

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Beaches are the best escape anyone can have! With amazingly beautiful views of the sea, sunset and sunrise, beaches offer awe-inspiring beauty of the seas. Beaches are the true way to find freedom and peace.

Hotels near the beach is something to die for, with stunning views from the windows. We bring to you the most luxurious hotels around the seas you may plan to stay at while visiting these exotic places.

The Leela, Kovalam

The Leela, located in Kovalam offers a cliff-top setting which enables the guests to overlook the beautiful beaches. The resort offers world class amenities for business as well as leisure travelers, all under a single roof, which include exclusive beach owned by the resort, badminton and beach volleyball.
You can enjoy your stay in rooms with beach and garden view.
It has the best dining services, luxurious accommodations, personalized services and is at a short distance from Trivandrum International Airport, convenient for passengers to reach here.

Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove

Built on the ramparts of a dutch fort, Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove is a beach front property designed to bring the outdoors inside.

You can enjoy long walks on the beach, live music in the lobby and a book read while relaxing on the hammock. Perfect mélange of sun, sand and the cool sea breeze, Vivanta by Taj is one of the charming beach resort that's which is almost in the Bay of Bengal. Best place for beach lovers and seekers of ‘me’ time!

Gold Beach Resort, Daman and Diu

Sitting on the  serene beachfront overlooking the majestic Arabian Sea, spread across two acres is the Gold Beach Resort, a luxury hotel located at a heartbeat away from Devka beach in Daman.  

Its right on the beach where you can actually enjoy the beauty of the ocean from the resort itself, seat, relax and spent quality time together.  

The Grand Hyatt, Goa

This lavish 5-star hotel overlooks the visually stunning waters of Bambolim Bay, spreading across 28 acres of colourful, tropical gardens and lush lawns that roll down to the water’s edge. Rooms and suites have spectacular views of the waterfront and grandeur of the 17th century Indo-Portuguese palace.
A state-of-the-art fitness centre and a free-form outdoor pool and a 25-metre indoor lap pool is comprised within the Shamana Spa for families. Camp Hyatt for Kids offers an unforgettable recreational experience under the supervision of trained staff.

Le Pondy, Puducherry

Le Pondy Resort at Puducherry offers magnificent views with a different architectural experience to its visitors.  

With the city's main attractions such as Paradise Beach - Chunnambar Boat House, Sacred Heart Church, Alliance Française within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

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Authored by Chandrima Banerjee

Someone for whom books and food are the only need. Love for history always persisted.

Doing laundry might be something that our generation fears and loathes more than any generations before us, cavemen included. While the tales of this common woe is found in most households, the fear is all the more real in the bachelors. Many people because of this reason suffer the fate of having to continuously buy and discard clothes simply because they haven’t been cared for. This is not a fate that you have to suffer, if you avoid these simple rules of how NOT to do laundry.

  1. Incorrect use of detergent: All washing machines are not created equal and therefore we need different detergents to help them achieve better cleaning results. Top and Front loading machines need different detergents to ensure compatibility with the cleaning process. This also includes the amount of detergent that has to be put into the machine. You would be wrong in assuming that more detergent equals better cleanliness.
  1. Improper use of machine itself: The worst thing you can do to your machine is loading up too many clothes in it. This results in adding strain to the machine itself as well as not providing enough room for rubbing of clothes. This leads to poorly cleaned clothes and a tired sad machine. Another mistake many people make is leaving out the laundry for a long time in the machine after washing. This would result in bad odor and a musty smell in the clothes and can cause fungal damage to the interior of the machine.


  1. Temperature of the water: The hot water is a silent killer of clothes. It can cause the clothes to bleed out the colors and make them dull. In addition it can also greatly reduce the lifespan of both the clothes and the machine. Unless you stay in an excessively cold (frozen pipes and all) place, go with room temperature water for your clothes.

  1. Don’t mix different types of clothes: Apart from the general rule of sorting the dark and the light,  try to sort out clothes based on size and usage. Bed sheets go together but not with very small items. The rough denims have got to stay away from their more delicate cousins.

  2. Bleeders: Do a quick bleeding test on your new laundry before washing them for the first time. For this you can wet a small area of the laundry item in question and rub it with some cotton or any other white cloth. See if the dye is coming off. If it bleeds then soak in cold salt water for an hour before washing them to minimize bleeding.

  3. Forgetting things in the pockets: From loose change to pens, important papers to your wallet, and even your phone, a lot can stay hidden in your clothes you set out to wash. Ensure that you have checked the pockets thoroughly beforehand otherwise you risk having the above mentioned item getting severely water damaged and damage may be caused to the washing machine components.


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