Category Archives: South Asia

Responsible Tourism Attitude at a Higher Altitude ~ 360° Leti, Ladakh, Uttaranchal, India

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Shakti has built its own private lodge – called 360° Leti – in Almora, in the northern Indian state of Uttaranchal. With only 4 exclusive cottages that are only open between October and May each year and, 360° Leti, which opened in 2007, consistently rates as one of the world’s top 100 hotels magazine reader surveys.

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Eco Chic on the water ~ Kerala’s fascinating Kettuvallams


Kerala is about the people who want to discover exceptional landscapes away from polluted lands. This is one of the most prosperous states in Southern India, famous for its culture, beaches and unique backwaters. Kerala is famous all over the world for its backwater boat cruises. The backwaters of Kerala have a fleet of over 250 houseboats providing an excellent opportunity for experience the beauty of Kerala. Every year a large gathering of tourists come here to explore its breathtakingly beautiful backwaters.

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Sleek & Chic ~ The Park, New Delhi, India

By Dian Hasan | August 12, 2009

The Park_New Delhi_INDIA_parknewdelhids11_0Arguably sleek architecture is not the first thing that would come to mind when one mentions India. Images of what to most travelers represents the word exotica, in the sights and sounds that make up India, with her ancient culture, amazing customs, down to the unique cuisine and silk saris and turbans, and a myriad of architectural wonders from centuries past, still standing in all her glory. Against such backdrop, The Park Hotel, is a welcome surprise for this regal capital city. Befitting the status as capital city of the country to watch, next to China. It is high time India had sleek hotels that would look at home at any major urban metropolis around the world.

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