Away from the bustle and stress of urban life, I spent four days at a luxe all-suite wellness retreat near Trivandrum- Mekosha Ayurveda SpaSuites Retreat. Located on the outskirts of Trivandrum, the property has a quiet river flowing by.
Just before I was about to embark on my birthday trip to Sri Lanka with my equal half, a little bit of research led me to the website of the resort I would be checking in — Amanwella. On its website the phrase— ‘No request is too great and no detail too small’, caught my attention making me even more eager to spend time at the lovely beach hideaway— Amanwella, located in the pristine South coastal town of Sri Lanka, Tangalle. It did live up to the adage on its portal and indeed I found luxury, hospitality and warmth in every detail of this resort. 

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Being a travel blogger I have the privilege to travel and get intruded to new cultures, languages and cuisines. Even though I have been to many South Asian countries, Vietnam is a place that is still on my wish list. So when Rupali Dean, my friend  and a popular food critic invited me for an evening at the newly launched Vietnom in Gurgaon, I was super excited. Viet:Nom is one of the few restaurants serving Vietnamese cuisine in Delhi. Located at Gurgaon’s restaurant hotspot DLF Cyber Hub, Viet:Nom is brainchild of Manish Sharma.
The traffic snarls of South Delhi, quietly give way to the roads of its adjacent town Faridabad. It was a long drive to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Faridabad, but the bright lit expansive lobby filled with chatter of hotel guests immediately lit my mood. Hotels indeed make me happy. I was at the hotel’s Oriental restaurant House of Soy located on the first floor, to sample the Chinese New Year menu that has been curated to celebrate the arrival of the ‘Year of the Dog’, aka the Chinese New Year.
Delhi winter is the perfect time for indulgent Sunday Brunches when you can soak in some sun, engage in long conversations over grills and bubbly. If Sunday Brunch is your thing too, read on and if not then although more a reason why you should read this post.  Just when the festive cheer was in full swing on a Sunday we reached The Suryaa hotel, which houses two of my favorite restaurants- Ssence and Sampan. The Sunday was in full swing at Ssence, tables laid, some early birds enjoying their appetizers and cheerful noises coming from each corner. 

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Spanning over three floors of a plush Delhi hotel and spread over 20,000 square feet of area - R The Spa is a perfect wellness oasis. Located at Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport Hotel, the experience at R The Spa has become even more holistic as it has introduced Ayurveda Wellness Programme, in addition to other contemporary European and Asian treatments that it is known for.
Spa visits are all the better if restorative treatments take place in sublime settings with design and beauty given as much consideration as the massages and wellbeing treatments on offer. It becomes a holistic haven with great facilities and specialist therapists ranging from yogis to nutritionists to nurture the body, mind and soul. It is after all the pen-ultimate feel-good holiday, even if it is just that one Sunday.
It's an urban oasis of tranquility. It was my first visit to the Kempinski Hotel in Delhi and I was pleasantly surprised by the expanse, chic decor and design of the hotel. More about that later in a post. The luxury spa at the Kempinski Hotel, Shanaya, which is also open for non-residents- equally evoked awe and surprise.

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