North & South India Journey

Tamil Nadu, was on my travel diaries for a while Now! Or for that matter travelling around India other than Mumbai and 2022 has been a surprising year that’s been inclining towards spirituality naturally.

Varanasi, An offbeat destination to celebrate your birthday! 

Yeah! Right! But being born in Nashik! And having celebrated my 25th in Amristar. This shouldn’t be a Shock!

The boat journey through the Ghats witnessing the Sunset & sunrise was very calming and beautiful.

Birding chirping, Bird feeding, boat sailings and a cool winter settled in two luxury properties that had their charm & Views.

A short trip of eating three days food menu in 1 and a half days was very upsetting and unsettling to the stomachs of all of us.

Dharamshala. 

Another spiritual awakening city in the Himalayas was the travel we went ahead with from Amritsar after thinking over all the possible travel plans around.

A five Day Short trip was two days of travel and three days of sightseeing. The hills have characters that set them apart from the other regions. And sharp turns and small spiral roads keep your head spinning around.

The quietness, stillness and kindness of the people out there are humbling. And something that’s difficult to find in larger cities across the country.

The landscape is all different around one country that speaks so many different languages and showcases the culture of each region that the south Indian region was the most Conscious about plastic. Everything was either brown paper bag, Plastic was replaced with metal cans and one Ltr water bottles were replaced with five Ltr’s. The hills here were much more greener.

While we were trying the Momos in Dharamshala we were enjoying Dosa, Malabar parathas and dark chocolates & ice creams in the south region.

The Hospitality experience in India!

Yes, have been travelling around India lately.

Exploring the states of India. 

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh,  Punjab and Rajasthan we have been staying at many different hospitality group of hotels. 

While some we choose for the location, Some we choose for the service, some we choose for the view or some for the deal they  are offering. Rarely did we consider the food being one of the criteria when shortlisting the hotels. 

Taj group of hotels are the best located hotels around the country. They aren’t necessarily  very Guest service oriented though. 

The Marriott Bonvoy group of hotels have a range of hotels under their umbrella and give you the sense of luxury and at many times are value for money. 

The Oberoi Group of hotels… Nothing beats them. Their guest service are excellent. And they  know what  luxury experience mean. 

The staff is friendly and warm. 

ITC hotels… It’s one of the most underrated group of hotels but the food, Service and Guest experience makes it complete package hotels. But, it’s only their ITC hotel that offers true luxury and not the hotels that come under their Umbrella. 

Hyatt : This group hotel doesn’t really come on your mind of hotels. Not even in the top 3. But, the hotels are beautiful and spacious. 

The service is warm and though aren’t many in India..They should be consider when travelling north of India or Goa for a luxury experience. 

Brij hotels

Brijrama This was a new hotel we stayed at in Varanasi. It was a very heritage property that has been taken over by the Brij hotel group and have two hotels in Rajasthan and one in Raipur, One in Dalhousie to name a few. 

The hotel staff was very hospitable and friendly. The location was right at the ghats making it accessible through road & through the boats… 

All the experiences at the hotel have been first hand and not through people’s opinion or feedback. 

What have your experiences been? 

Which hotel group is your favourite and Why?

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