Priya Pathiyan

Priya Pathiyan is a senior lifestyle journalist, author and columnist. She loves exploring exciting places, savouring delish dishes, and meeting interesting personalities.

Maharashtra, monsoon

10 monsoon must-dos across Maharashtra

The monsoon clouds bring rain, yes. But they also bring a sharp pang of wanderlust. Here are some accessible spots where you can be close to nature and literally soak in the…

Switzerland, Switzerland Tourism, stars

Let the stars shine for you in Switzerland

Don’t get stuck on SRK on your next Swiss vacay. Wish upon a different kind of star by picking from one of the 50 romantic hotels in Switzerland Tourism’s unique 2021 Million…

Nicholas Dumbell

TD Conversations: Nicholas Dumbell, GM, The St Regis Mumbai

Globally experienced and worldly wise, he believes that experience-rich staycations and exceptional F&B offerings will be the saving grace for hotels all the way into 2022. Each time we meet him, we…

Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar Railopolis: Comfort, aesthetics, and greater revenues

A five-star hotel atop railway tracks, planned retail, food, and entertainment outlets, and an overall airport-like feel, make the redeveloped Gandhinagar railway station in Gujarat like no other in India. Gandhinagar is…

Maldives

Time to make the Maldives yours again!

After nearly two months of travel restrictions, the Maldives reopen to Indian travellers today. Here’s everything you need to know about how and where to go. The Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism has…

Taj, Darjeeling, India. tea estate

Darjeeling Unlimited: Of tea gardens and Tajness

The Taj Chia Kutir Resort & Spa lets you live in the lap of luxury at Makaibari Tea Estate, the world’s first tea factory. Darjeeling, with its delicious views of the Himalayas,…

Puducherry

Five ways to make your Puducherry trip pop

Mon dieu, you really haven’t been to Puducherry yet? Here’s how you can make the most out of your trip when you do get there. No need to thank us. De rien.…