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31.10.2013

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Nomad’s Land Camps: You fell in love with the turquoise waters of Pangong Lake, but roughing it out combined with altitude sickness is just not your scene. Put on your brat pack and get a luxurious tent at Tsermang's Eco Camp. The luxe tents are a ten-minute drive from Leh, and are equipped with hot running water, electricity, comfy beds, duvets, bathrobes, hand-held showers and small roll up windows so you can watch the clouds go by.
Visit www.nomadslandcamps.com or call 9899020227, Rs 7,000 per night for a single person tent including breakfast and dinner.

52Rooms.com: This members-only trippy community wants to curate your travel experiences and offer a luxury deal for every week of the year. Sign up with them  - The Park Group, Viceroy Bali and Deutsche Bank already have – to get great deals on properties like Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel, Iceland; Eugenia Hotel, Bangkok; five-star hotel Langham, London. All this, plus insider intel on accommodations around the world. Visit www.52rooms.com.

It took almost a decade to restore this old Udaipur haveli and turn it into Hotel Madri. The result? Well-manored rooms, pretty railings, stained glass windows and a rooftop restaurant with a stunning view of the lake.

Madri Haveli: It took almost a decade to restore this old Udaipur haveli and turn it into Hotel Madri. The result? Well-manored rooms, pretty railings, stained glass windows and a rooftop restaurant with a stunning view of the lake. Run by The Yoga House owner Maud Chuffart’s brother, we’re pretty sure that yoga classes will be added to their list of amenities soon. Did someone say Palace Posture? Ganesh Ghati, Old City, Udaipur, visit www.madrihaveli.com, tariff starts at Rs 2,000 per day.

Pluck, Cook & Eat Excursions: Did you know that toor dal grows on trees? Every visitor to Saha Astitva’s farm knows this via the crash course they get in organic gardening and farm-to-table cooking. Two hours from Mumbai, the farm allows you to go with a group of friends, and indulge in a pluck-and-cook routine that ends in a rustic picnic lunch. Saha Astitva’s organic farmland in Ganeshpuri, two hours from Mumbai. To book an event for a group, or to enquire about their next public one, email hari.bhari.tokri@gmail.com. The group size is limited to 20 people, visit www.thankindia.org/events, Rs 2,000 per head. 

Adlabs Imagica Amusement Park: Pitched as “India’s Disneyland”, Adlabs head honcho Manmohan Shetty’s new theme park claims to house India’s biggest rollercoaster, a free fall ride from 132 feet at 73 km/hour. But a friend who visited on opening day insists that the main attractions are the movie and folklore-themed rides like Mr. India, Alibaba Aur Chaalis Chor and Lochness Explorers that have non-tacky, augmented reality-style effects. Khopoli, visit www.adlabsimagica.com, call 42130405, email contactus@adlabsimagica.com, Rs 1,200 for a regular one-day ticket for adults on weekdays and Rs 1,500 on weekends with unlimited access to all attractions.

Rara Konkan In Baga: Delhi’s swish French restaurant Rara Avis is making a trip down South to set up shop by Baga Creek in Goa. Drop in the next time you’re weekending in the sunshine state for escargot and quiche. Baga Creek, Baga, Goa, view the Rara Avis Facebook page for updates, Rs 3,000 for a meal for two without alcohol. 

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