Sat in the heart of the picturesque Araku Valley, this museum offers detailed exhibits describing the evolution of coffee, including the region’s role as an important producer of beans. Naturally, there’s a coffee shop, serving a wide range of freshly brewed java from its own plantation.
SEE & DO
Araku Coffee Museum
Araku Tribal Museum
Housed in an attractive red-roofed bungalow, this museum showcases the traditional art, handicrafts and textiles used by different tribes around the region to depict their lives and customs.
Take a day trip to the Araku Valley, which is home to lush forests, gorgeous waterfalls and hiking trails. Do also check out the Borra Caves, which are calcite and limestone structures believed to be millions of years old.
Armenian Holy Church of Nazareth
Built in 1724, this is the city’s oldest Christian church and is home to exquisite marble interiors, fascinating frescoes and murals as well as the remains of an ancient Persian bath.
Admire the sheer opulence of this magnificent structure, constructed back in 1878. Sprawling across 45,000ft2, this quirky building was inspired by a slightly bizarre mix of Tudor and Gothic styles.
Bay of Life Surfing School
Learn to ride the waves under the tutelage of a qualified instructor. As a bonus, the school supports local communities and helps to conserve coastal fauna.
The centrepiece of Hyderabad, this arched structure was built in the 16th century by Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah, the erstwhile ruler of the city. Its name translates into “four minarets”, each of which is 48m tall. Do also stroll through the bustling old-world market situated outside its walls. With glass bangles, perfumes, footwear and accessories for sale, it’s a haven for bargain-hunters.
Located in the nearby city of Muttakadu, about 25km from Chennai, this living museum exhibits 18 reconstructed historical houses representing the different regional styles of South India. It’s a veritable showcase of the arts, crafts and architecture of the Deccan region.
The first British-built fort in India now houses interesting relics from the colonial period, including artworks and military paraphernalia. A must-visit for history buffs.
Gass Forest Museum
Opened in 1902 to showcase the province’s forest life, this natural history museum has exhibits ranging from animal and tree specimens to weaponry used by local tribes. Other interesting artifacts include a piece of asteroid, believed to be several million years old.
Six miles west of the city lies this majestic fortress, which has been standing since the 12th century. The former capital of an ancient kingdom, it features elevated fortifications, intricate carvings, stucco work and imposing ramparts. Don’t miss the sound and light show, which takes place at dusk daily.
From archaeology to botany, this museum houses many diverse artefacts. Don’t miss the collection of palm leaf manuscripts, which were used as written records before the invention of the printing press.
Conducted by local heritage activist and guide Jayashree Hatangadi, this heritage walk will take you through some of the oldest parts of the city. Step back in time to the era of the Zamindars and British rule, and take in some of the city’s major sights, including the European cemetery, a Masonic temple, and the old lighthouse.
Hussain Sagar Lake
This vast artificial lake in the centre of town connects the sister cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Stroll along the waterfront, amble through one of the bordering parks, or go boating. At night, the road circumscribing the lake comes alive with glittering lights, hence its name “Necklace Road”.
Founded in 1814, this is one of the most historic attractions in the city. Its 35 galleries are divided into cultural and scientific sections, housing everything from paintings to botanical exhibits.
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum
The doors of the INS Kurusura, a 300ft long decommissioned submarine from the Indian Navy, have been thrown open to create a decidedly unusual museum. Visit for a glimpse of life on board a naval submarine, and marvel at the photographs and other artifacts on display.
Trek up to this hilltop park for picturesque views of the city and its surrounds. Here, you can also marvel at enormous idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. Take the ropeway cable car for a more leisurely trip to the summit.
This pre-eminent academy is dedicated to South Indian classical dance forms. Catch dancers working their magic at monthly recitals, or sign up for a heritage walk around the centre.
Kerala Folklore Museum
Admire the masks, jewellery, instruments and more on display here, and stay to catch a classical performance at the theatre located on the same campus.
Kerala Kathakali Centre
This is a learning centre for traditional art forms such as the kathakali (a classical Indian dance), kalaripayattu (a martial art) and chenda (a percussion instrument). There are performances every evening, as well as daily yoga classes and meditation sessions.
This beautiful beach lies around seven miles from the city. Go early (around 6am) to catch the sunrise and watch the local fishermen putting out their nets. Then, walk along the shore to the distinctive red-and-white striped Vizhinjam lighthouse, and grab a bite at one of the beach shacks along the way.
Kuthiramalika Palace Museum
Kuthiramalika Palace Museum
Known as the Palace of Horses, this exquisite two-storey building is situated on the southeastern side of Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Built in the 1840s, it houses items owned by the royal family of Travancore.
Magen David Synagogue
Built by Elias David Ezra in 1883 to remember his father, this synagogue is a vestige of the city’s diminishing Jewish community. Its façade is clad in the signature red brick of old Calcutta; inside, you’ll find intricate floral motifs, chequered floors and arched galleries.
Marudhamalai Hill Temple
Nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghat mountains, 15km from downtown Coimbatore, this popular 12th-century temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Murugan. The hilltop setting and lush surroundings add to the temple’s appeal.
Museum of Kerala History
Learn about Kerala’s rich art and history through a series of different collections housed in brickwork rotundas. Original works by great Indian sculptors and painters are also displayed in the adjoining art gallery.
Museum of Natural History
Offering insights into the animal kingdom of the past, this museum showcases a fine collection of skeletons and fossils, as well as a section devoted to taxidermy. Natural history enthusiasts will appreciate the separate galleries spanning vertebrates, mammals, birds and even ethnic tribes.
This art and history museum was first established in 1880 and is an architectural wonder, with its Gothic-style roof and minarets. Its collection includes artistic, cultural and archaeological artefacts including bronze and stone sculptures, wood and ivory carvings, as well as detailed models relating to Kathakali, a classical form of Indian dance.
National Gallery of Modern Art
Drop by this public gallery to discover how Indian art has evolved since the 18th century. Apart from the permanent displays, there are also film screenings, themed exhibitions and art workshops held on a regular basis.
This is one of the best preserved medieval palaces in India. Built in the 16th century, it was the abode of the Travancore royal family for several centuries. With brown tiled roofs, thick wooden pillars, flagstone paths and solid teak furniture, this granite fortress is a distinctive work of architecture. Its setting at the foot of the Veli Hills adds to its charm.
Kochi had a thriving Jewish community as far back as the 12th century. Today, the most visible link to this past is the tiny neighbourhood of Jew Town. There, you’ll find this synagogue, best known for its hand-painted porcelain tiles, exquisite rugs and ornate chandeliers.
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve
A designated tiger reserve, this wildlife sanctuary in the Nilgiris biosphere is also home to elephants, lion-tailed macaques, spotted deer and other protected animal species. Guided treks are available, as are other activities like bamboo rafting and camping.
Located just over a two-hour drive from Coimbatore, this picturesque area offers a fun day out, with a slew of outdoor activities to enjoy– from trekking and boat-rides to bird-watching.
Take a day trip to this tiny hill station located approximately 38 miles from the city. Perched 1100m above sea level, it offers beautiful views and several hiking trails. You’ll also find the Vana Sree store, which sells fresh forest produce such as honey, spices, herbs and roots, all rich in culinary or medicinal value.
This colonial-era ghat on the banks of the Hooghly River comes alive in the evenings with food stalls and promenaders. Have a picnic, admire the grand Vidyasagar Setu Bridge, or take a boat ride to enjoy the sunset.
This charming blend of European façades and traditional Indian courtyards was built in the 16th century. It was renovated in the 19th century by the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, and is now a museum, home to the world’s longest wardrobe.
Qutb Shahi Heritage Park
Take a walk through this necropolis, which houses the 16th-century mausoleums of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. A recent restoration accentuates their unique Indo-Persian architecture, featuring arched doors, domes and stucco ornamentation. The 106-acre park also houses several mosques, stepwells, pavilions and a hammam (public bath), all set amongst mango, tamarind and chiku trees.
Salar Jung Museum
Dig deep into the country’s past at this museum, which showcases a diverse collection of ancient manuscripts, garments, paintings, sculptures, carvings, ceramics and metalwork. One of three National Museums in India, the artifacts contained in its 30-plus galleries once belonged to the personal collection of the Salar Jungs, a powerful local family.
Shreyas Yoga Retreat
Take time out for a Hatha yoga session or an Ayuverdic spa treatment at this luxury retreat, which is set amidst lush greenery. The masks and scrubs used are prepared with fresh ingredients from the organic gardens on site.
Also known as Kovai Kuttralam Falls, these cascades are located in Siruvani Hills, around 30 miles from the city. Splash around in the cool waters or take a short hike through the forest for a spot of bird-watching. The falls are at their peak during monsoon season, between June and October.
Sree Chithra Art Gallery
This 82-year-old art gallery was inaugurated during the Travancore dynasty. Its chief attraction is a set of paintings by Raja Ravi Verma, a celebrated artist and erstwhile ruler of the kingdom. Works from the Tanjore, Mughal and Rajput schools of art can also be found here.
Sudha Car Museum
Guinness World Record Holder K Sudhakar’s passion for creating extreme automobiles has culminated in this strange museum. Exhibits here include handmade bikes, cars and buses of varying sizes and shapes – from cricket bats to birdcages.
This photography-focused gallery hosts regular exhibitions by both emerging and established creatives from India and abroad. The works of big-name photographers like Raghu Rai and Prabuddha Dasgupta have been displayed here in the past.
Set in a wooded 250-acre campus hugging the Adyar estuary, this society is a
bastion of Chennai’s cultural heritage. Attend thought-provoking talks, exhibitions
and screenings, or simply admire the 450-year-old banyan tree located in the heart of its grounds.
EAT & DRINK
South Indian cuisine gets a fine dining boost at this vegetarian restaurant named after the goddess of food. Try one of the thali platters (comprising a selection of dishes) for an overview of the diverse flavours of Tamil Nadu.
This is a popular restaurant to sample authentic Andhra regional cuisine. Using local ingredients and spices, the kitchen team serves up dishes such as the Andhra-style crab curry, mutton cooked with raw mango and spicy chicken curry with cashew. It also offers a fantastic ambience, with its open-air, beach-view seating.
Big Bang Theory
Named after the popular comedy series, this casually retro space is sprinkled with pop-science references. Bar bites like No Rocket Science and Wolowitz are also inspired by the show.
Bike & Barrel
With its heavy use of leather and wood, this bar looks to evoke the vibe of a British boozer. A good range of beers, live sports and hearty pub grub complete the job.
At the helm of this trendy watering hole is award- winning bartender Uttam Kumar Singh, who mixes up signature cocktails like the creamy Activated Charcoal Martini and the spicy Bengali Mary.
Broadway Gourmet Theatre
Tuck into an array of artistically presented dishes at this sleek gastrobar, which offers views over Old Bangalore from its terrace. The menu here is an eclectic mix of Indian, South-East Asian, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisines.
Church Street Social
This quirky blend of casual café, hip pub and informal office space boasts a perennial buzz that few other places in the city can match. The menu offers a mix of comfort dishes from around the world, which can be enjoyed with quirky cocktails like the Aacharoska (Caipiroska with a bite of Indian lime pickle).
Cochin Trader Bar
While the bar’s name pays homage to Kochi’s trade history, its interiors are bright, vibrant and contem- porary. There’s a decent wine selection, good deals on beers and a wide range of classic cocktails to choose from.
Head to this popular restaurant for an introduction to Andhra cuisine, which is a coastal variation of Telugu cuisine. Ask for the vegetarian thali, a multi-course plated meal comprising puris (unleavened, deep-fried bread), rice, and a range of local curries and pickles.
Owned by a popular movie star from Kerala, this restaurant is famous for its wide range of puttu (steamed rice cake) varieties. The Kappa-beef puttu (tapioca beef combination) is a crowd favourite.
Dum Pukht Begum
Housed within the newly opened ITC Kohenur hotel, this restaurant revives age-old recipes from the kitchens of the erstwhile Nizams (the former monarchs of Hyderabad state). From the opulent, chandeliered dining room to the succulent kebabs and fragrant biryani, expect the full royal treatment. Shikampur kebabs, a delicious dish of griddle-fried, spiced lamb patties, is a must-try.
Indian cuisine and molecular gastronomy come together to great effect at this stylish bistro. The desserts here offer particularly delightful spins on old favourites: think lychee-flavoured ras malai (spongy cottage cheese cakes in a milky syrup) and crème brulée made with Rooh Afza (a concentrated squash of fruits and herbs).
This high-ceilinged rooftop bar is decked out with bold street art and lots of brightly coloured furniture. It also plays host to a slew of live performances.
Fort House Restaurant
Offering excellent sea views, this atmospheric restaurant serves up authentic Keralan fare such as prawn mango curry and beef ularthiyathu (roast beef ). Spice levels can be toned down upon request.
The food here is prepared with locally sourced spices according to traditional recipes from Kerala. Enjoy a wide array of dishes, such as mutton biryani and chicken curry with parotta (a layered flatbread made with maida (wheat flour).
Also known as Kethel’s Chicken, this restaurant is famous for its Keralan spicy fried chicken. It’s located in the heart of Chalai Bazaar, a bustling traditional market.
Traditional Indian fare meets molecular gastronomy, with inventive dishes like dhokla chaat (a spicy snack made from chickpeas) with liquid nitrogen and arancini made from dal and rice. The juxtaposition of antique arches and colourful pop art further illustrates the blend of old and new.
Some of the recipes at this traditional restaurant have been handed down over four generations. Go for the signature virundhu, a veritable feast of 17 different dishes, such as mutton chops and fish curry, served on banana leaves. The use of hand-ground spices makes the food all the more aromatic.
Kayees Rahmathulla Café
Located near Mattancherry’s bustling spice market, Kayees serves up traditional breakfast dishes like appam (rice pancake) and parotta (layered flatbread). For lunch, try the signature mutton biryani, which is accompanied by several fragrant curries.
Lloyd's Tea House
It’s all about the tea here with 63 varieties, including Fruit Melange and Herbal Infusions on offer. The quirky décor makes it a cute place to spend an afternoon, and there’s also an extensive breakfast buffet served on the weekends.
With its atmospheric décor and classic wooden furniture, this hotel bar does a good job of evoking the city’s colonial past. It offers a menu of excellent cocktails made using local ingredients like fennel and bitter gourd.
Located just opposite Central Railway Station, folks flock here for their evening coffee and dosa (a savoury pancake made with fermented batter). There’s no place better to enjoy a slice of local life.
This funky gastropub offers comfort food like pizzas and burgers, as well as regular DJ nights and live music. The creative cocktails are another big draw: try Mad Men, a combination of whiskey, coffee, orange shrub, tonic and rosemary.
Drink in gorgeous city views at this gastropub, which shakes up creative cocktails made from local ingredients. Try the refreshing Toast to Calcutta, a mix of gin, basil, and house-made Gondhoraj cordial.
Mullapanthal Toddy Shop
Experience authentic Kerala drinking culture at this century-old toddy shop, which serves traditional dishes alongside a sweet toddy made from palm sap. Be warned, it gets packed on the weekends.
Nimrah Café and Bakery
Once you’re done visiting the historic Charminar monument and mosque in Ghansi Bazaar, make your way to this bustling spot for a plate of their buttery, sweet-and-salty Osmania biscuits. Best enjoyed dunked into a cup of piping hot, milky Irani chai.
Authentic food from the hinterlands of Karnataka state are the main focus at this stylish new restaurant. Look out for specialty regional dishes, such as the kaima unde (shallow-fried lamb meatballs) and naeveri (steamed rice dumplings filled with coconut and prawn).
Adorned with colourful lights and murals, this bar is inspired by the beloved beach haven of Goa and has a cheery, unpretentious vibe. The popular nightspot also plays host to a slew of live music acts.
This period dining experience highlights the heritage of the northeastern Awadh region through vintage furniture, art and even music. Here, you can enjoy ghazal (a form of poetry) while tucking into kebabs and biryani.
The most happening place in the city right now is undoubtedly Radio Room, with its old-school music, small plates of fusion food (think broccoli kebabs and pesto paneer) and Indian-inspired cocktails.
Sample authentic Telugu cuisine by ordering the much-feted Andhra thali, a multi-course plated meal comprising local vegetable and meat dishes, rice, ghee and a variety of pickles.
Roastery Coffee House
Situated within a beautiful mansion that’s been converted into a coffee shop, Roastery feels more like in a grand home. If the weather permits, enjoy your meal in the outdoor backyard. Signature items include the araku coffee and the spinach and corn sandwich.
This cheery, unpretentious café specialises in freshly made ice cream rolls using various unusual ingredients such as figs and onions.
Originally from Pune, this new branch impresses with its décor of colourful Athangudi tiles and Keralan brass lamps. Enjoy South Indian cuisine from Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, such as crusty kuzhi paniyaram (steamed rice cakes filled with chutney) and divine elaneer (coconut water)pudding.
Situated along Fort Kochi waterfront, this popular restaurant serves up an array of seafood dishes, from grilled tiger prawns to fish molee (fish curry in coconut milk). The deck also offers excellent sea views.
Sera the Tapas Bar and Restaurant
India’s first tapas bar is one of the most popular watering holes in the city. With its comprehensive menu of small plates and creative cocktails, it draws a lively crowd every evening.
Shadab Hotel Restaurant
The classic rice dish of biryani comes in many forms, but the Hyderabadi version is especially popular thanks to its aromatic blend of spices. This venue is well known for its biryani and haleem, a lentil, wheat and meat stew. Round off your meal with a dessert like kubhani ka meetha, a puree of dried apricots.
This funky bar, restaurant and occasional art space is already a hot favourite among Bangalore’s young and restless. A ramshackle collection of rooms conceals a cocktail bar and a tapas restaurant focused on seasonal produce.
Situated on the eighth floor of the beachfront Park Hotel, this luxury bar offers an impressive view over the Bay of Bengal and one of the best drinks selections in the city.
With flavours from across four southern states, this is the best place in town for South Indian fare. The plush ambience and superlative service at Taj Coromandel make for a top-notch dining experience.
Sri Angannan Biryani Hotel
Although it’s been around for decades, this crowd favourite continues to serve up consistently delicious nosh such as the mutton biriyani and chicken biriyani. Other must-tries include the chilli chicken, fried liver and the stuffed parotta (layered flatbread).
Yogyakarta’s first Orient-themed beer garden is located a stone’s throw from the royal palace. Listen to tunes by live indie DJs while sipping amer (a local alcoholic drink comprising red grapes and kolesom root, a type of Indonesian herb).
This café serves a wide range of fine teas from across the world as well as Indian varieties like kulhad chai (tea served in a small terracotta cup) and Kashmiri kahwa (a traditional green tea). The menu also includes tea-infused food.
This café in the residential neighbourhood of Salt Lake is coffee central, with approximately 35 variants of hot and cold brews. It also hosts events like book exchanges, flea markets and live performances.
The French Door
Step through the charming blue doorway and discover this laid-back bistro inspired by the French countryside. There’s a particular focus on classic French dishes but also a good choice of vegetarian options.
This unlikely marriage of a coffee shop and a tattoo parlour is actually one of the top chill-out spots in the city, as evidenced by the pictures of happy customers on the walls. Serving a wide selection of coffee and sandwiches it’s perfect for that afternoon tête-à-tête.
Covering 930m2, this new gastropub has its own microbrewery. Enjoy a range of distinctive brews, from the refreshing apple cider Eskar to the robust and malty Towhead. The highlight of this strikingly designed space is the Lego Bar, built with Lego bricks.
The Mustang Bar
This elegant lounge bar boasts an impressive menu of bottled and draught beers, including a large US selection. The bar snacks include the perennial crowd favourite, the mushroom tandoori.
The Velveteen Rabbit
Named after the children’s book by Margery Williams, the city’s latest lounge bar has a fairytale-like ambience that’s big on wood, glass and muted lighting. Sip on literary-inspired drinks such as the Sherlock & Watson, made with Dewar’s whiskey and earl grey tea.
This stylish lounge and bar within the Vivanta by Taj is one of the best places to drink in the city. From mojitos to Long Island Ice Teas, they serve a solid selection of classic cocktails and also have a stock of rare Scottish whisky.
What started as a student canteen in the 1940s has turned into a buzzing hub that attracts the city’s creative set. The iconic, no-frills eatery continues to draw the crowds with dishes such as the masala dosa (lentil and rice crepe with potatoes) and uddina vade, a crispy fritter made from lentils and rice.
Sat in a gorgeously restored 18th-century Dutch manor, this is one of the best restaurants in the city. The menu presents a selection of cuisine from the countries that have historically traded with the Kerala region.
Fine Kanchipuram silks and soft Coimbatore cottons fill this sophisticated sari boutique. Be sure to pick up some matching silver or terracotta jewellery.
Stock up on bidriware, a fine metal craft brought to India centuries ago from Iran, involving homeware made with silver sheets, zinc and copper.
At this high-end store, you can expect to find an extensive array of terracotta and ceramics; colourful hand-loomed textiles; and local delicacies like sweets and tea from across Bengal.
Shop for soft Mangalgiri cotton saris and exquisite home décor items at this boutique store set in a repurposed bungalow. The varied products at Caravan are directly and ethically sourced from thousands of artisans across the country.
Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium
This store in the heart of Bangalore carries the widest range of South Indian arts and crafts in the city. From sandalwood statues and heady incense to soft silk shawls and hand-woven floor rugs, there’s something for just about everyone.
This historic marketplace is a shopaholic’s paradise. Hawking everything from traditional silk fabrics to contemporary fashion trends, the narrow, twisting streets are also home to lots of jewellery shops.
Stock up on essential oils, teas, handmade soaps, and traditional Keralan handicrafts. The store is also home to the world’s largest vaarpu (a traditional brass vessel used to cook feasts), which was painstakingly built over 13 months.
From ethnic fabrics to exquisite sarees as well as handicrafts such as Tanjore paintings, brass lamps and papier-mâché boxes, this store is a perfect place for traditional souvenirs.
Housed in a restored 100-year-old building with colonial columns and louvre windows, Kanakavalli offers an atmospheric shopping experience. On offer are luxe fabrics from saris to blouses to exquisite jewellery.
The shops in this vibrant market are known for offering fine-quality gold and silver ornaments at affordable prices. Don’t be afraid to haggle.
LePakshi Handicrafts Emporium
Browse through an extensive collection of handicrafts, pearls, sculptures, paintings, wooden items, soaps, hand-painted bags and jewellery at this government-run emporium.
This trendy concept store focuses on the work of young Indian designers in the fields of fashion and interior design.
New Gift House and Good Luck Suppliers
Believed to be the oldest handicraft store in town, it’s a great spot for unusual products such as foldable fruit baskets, old phones and lamps.
Tamil Nadu is known for its sweet and savoury snacks that are more than a bit decadent. Noruks looks to offer a healthier alternative to these snacks, using ingredients such as millet and pulses to re-create favourite treats like laddu (sphere-shaped sweets), murukku (savoury, crunchy snack) and puffed rice.
Pandhal Cake Shop
Rated as one of the best bakers in the city, Pandhal offers a wide array of soft, scrumptious cakes prepared without preservatives. Signature items include the blueberry pastry and the almond peach tart.
This traditional textile manufacturer has been around for over 50 years and is still respected for the quality of its range of traditional sarees and silks, which feature designs unique to the region.
Sienna Store and Café
This store markets the creations of rural artisans from all over West Bengal, from hand loomed textiles to glazed earthenware.
This government-run organisation was set up to help support and train local artisans. The accompanying souvenir store offers an extensive collection of Kerala-made crafts – from table mats and fans to festival umbrellas.
Suraiya's Traditional Weaves & Crafts
A textile revival is underway in the suburb of Raidurg. At this shop, you’ll find various traditional woven cloth; owner Suraiya’s personality is as colourful as her fabrics.
Children and bibliophiles make a beeline for this award-winning publishing house and bookstore in the Thiruvanmiyur neighbourhood, famed for its exquisite handmade books, art prints and cards.
The money generated by these eco-friendly lodges and cottages located along the banks of the Nila River support a range of local community projects.
Country Spa Wellness Beach Resort
As its name suggests, this resort specialises in holistic healing therapies, and it’s famed for the traditional Ayurveda massages. Located along Kovalam Beach and surrounded by coconut trees, it’s a great spot to recuperate from action-packed exploring.
Eighth Bastion Hotel
This stylish hotel pays tribute to Fort Kochi’s subtle Dutch imprint, with inspired touches such as nautical paintings, Dutch East India Company-branded furniture and Delft china.
Hotel 233 Park Street
Situated within a former colonial mansion, each room of this hotel is furnished with antique furniture for that bygone era vibe. It also benefits from a central location, close to restaurants, bars and various attractions.
Hotel Kiscol Grands
This new hotel, located in downtown Coimbatore, offers spacious and contemporary rooms. There’s also multi-cuisine restaurant The Empire and a fully equipped indoor gym.
With its angular, glass-and-chrome façade and jewel-toned rooms and suites, Hyderabad’s newest luxury hotel is already an iconic presence in HITEC City. Relax at the outdoor infinity pool or try one of the signature therapies at the 930m2 Kaya Kalp Spa.
Koder House Hotel
Built in the 18th century, this former family home has been converted into a lovely boutique hotel. Four of its six suites come with balconies, offering excellent views of the beach and the vibrant Vasco da Gama Square.
Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village
This four-star beachside resort offers simple thatched-roof cottages, a lush garden, and an open-air restaurant that serves up organic food. There’s also an in-house spa with a range of Ayurvedic treatments and even yoga sessions.
Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel
The former colonial residence of Sir Robert Bristow – who was chiefly responsible for building Cochin Port – has since been converted into a beautiful hotel. Rich in old-world charm, it offers expansive suites, three stellar F&B options, and top-notch service. The old lighthouse of Cochin is situated in the same compound.
Sunray Village Resort
Nature takes centre stage at this eco-friendly resort, which is surrounded by a lush plantation. Eco activities on offer include horticulture lessons, koi fish-feeding and high tea in the middle of the garden.
Taj Falaknuma Palace
Built in 1894, this former palace of the Nizam of Hyderabad has now been carefully restored to its original grandeur and converted into a luxury hotel. Expect elaborate stucco, marble fountains, Belgian chandeliers, Persian carpets and large manicured gardens.
The Corner Courtyard
Experience colonial Calcutta in this 108-year-old heritage building, which was recently converted into a boutique hotel. With elegant chandeliers and top-notch hospitality, it’s a tranquil oasis in the south of the city.
The Palm Beach Resort
Overlooking the Bay of Bengal, this elegant hotel is a short walk from RK Beach. Facilities include a pool, gym and several restaurants.
The Port Hotel
This hotel pays tribute to the city’s status as an important port. Its façade evokes shipping containers, while its interiors feature naval artefacts like maps and drawings. Rooms are modern and comfortably appointed.
The Residency Towers
Just 30 minutes from the railway station and 45 minutes from the airport, this well-appointed hotel features a grand portico, spa, pool and health club. The decadent suites featuring lots of dark wood and leather are a particular highlight.
The Residency Towers
Offering 135 rooms, this business-focused hotel also features a spa, gym and outdoor pool. There’s also an array of F&B options to choose from: an English-style pub, a Chinese restaurant, a 24-hour café, a cocktail lounge and an open-air grill.
Located in the heart of Chennai’s most well-to-do neighbourhood, this newly refurbished luxury hotel offers just 20 rooms and suites. Each features contemporary décor and mod cons like an iPod docking station and Nespresso machine. There’s also a rooftop bar and a café serving up burgers and sandwiches.
The Waverly Hotel & Residences
With plenty of nods to the rich history of the suburb of Whitefield, where it is located, The Waverly presents a seam- less blend of the past and the present. With just 54 rooms and suites, the boutique hotel also offers a gym, a spa and a rooftop pool.
This 19th-century heritage bungalow with a garden out front is located in a quiet and leafy neighbourhood. With only five rooms, you can be assured of a relaxed vibe and personalised service.
Vivanta by Taj – Malabar
Situated on Willingdon Island, with a magnificent view of Cochin harbour, this 82-year-old hotel strikes a fine balance between the past and the future. Its classic decor (think wood-beamed ceilings and marble bathrooms) is complemented by mod cons such as a top-notch spa with an infinity pool.
Step through a bright red door into a vast compound of restored warehouses, with the resort’s 16 suites on one side and a restaurant on the other. Relax in the infinity pool at the centre of the property.
Zone by the Park
This chic boutique hotel prides itself on being a social hub, with various communal spaces, such as an open-plan lobby and sofa lounge, all accented with splashes of colour.
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在这家时尚又舒适的酒肆， 得奖调酒师Uttam Kumar Singh玩翻招牌鸡尾酒，调 制出如奶油味的活性炭马 天尼以及辣味“孟加拉 Mary”。
又名为Kethel’s Chicken，以其喀拉拉香辣炸鸡闻名。店址就在热闹的传统市场Chalai Bazaar正中心。
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum
Lloyd's Tea House
Magen David Synagogue
由 Elias David Ezra于 1883年为纪念亡父而建，这座会堂是加尔各答日渐缩小的犹太教社群存在过的痕迹。其外观以老加尔各答的招牌红砖打造，会堂内则有精致的雕花标志、格子地砖以及拱形长廊。
Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village
Marudhamalai Hill Temple
在这个坐拥壮观市区景色的酒吧，畅饮由当地食材调配的创意鸡尾酒。不妨试试清爽的Toast to Calcutta。这是一杯混合了琴酒、罗勒以及自制Gondhoraj甜酒的饮料。
Mullapanthal Toddy Shop
Pandhal Cake Shop
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve
在湖格利河岸边的这个殖 民时期梯级，傍晚时分会 迎来食品摊位及人潮。在 这里野餐，欣赏雄伟的维 迭萨伽尔大桥或乘船游入 夕阳中。
Sienna Store and Café
Sunray Village Resort
这家设于比丹纳加尔住宅 区的咖啡馆是这里的咖啡 圣地，提供约35种冷热冲 泡咖啡。Terminal 11也不 时会主办图书交换、跳蚤市 场以及现场音乐表演。
The Oberoi Grand
作为乔林基的“老祖宗”，这 家文化遗产酒店的标志性 建筑风格可追溯到后1889 年代。踏入酒店，你将看到 结合得天衣无缝的经典装 潢设计与现代设施，包括一 家室内spa。
The Residency Towers
The Residency Towers
这家设于Vivanta by Taj内的时尚休闲酒吧，是在城中畅饮的最佳地点之一。从莫吉托到长岛冰茶，这里为客人带来一系列经典鸡尾酒选择，另外也提供稀有苏格兰威士忌哦。