Priya Pathiyan

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

Geneva, The Woodward, Oetker Collection, luxury hotel, Switzerland, Switzerland tourism

Intimate luxury by the lakeside: The Woodward Geneva

The Oetker Collection’s tenth masterpiece hotel has opened on the shores of Lake Geneva and top-end tourists and elite locals are already making a beeline for it. Sometimes a hotel is not…

design, fashion, resortwear

Resortwear guide: How to glam it up on your next vacay

Packing for a staycation and wondering what to wear? We bring you some cutting-edge style to amp up your oomph and raise your cool quotient. What does one wear on a staycation?…

backpack, travel accessory, travel bag

Five backpacks for all your travel needs

Looking for the perfect pack to stash your stuff when you’re out and about? Here are some fresh backpack ideas to help you in your search. There’s a backpack for everyone. And…

Chandni Chowk, Delhi, domestic tourism, heritage tourism,

Delhi’s Chandni Chowk shines after facelift

The new-look locality now boasts beautification and a pedestrian-only corridor. Chandni Chowk, whose origins stretch back to the 17th century when Emperor Shah Jahan’s daughter Jahanara designed the beautiful street with canals…

cruise, IRCTC, Cordelia, India travel, cruise travel

IRCTC launches cruises for domestic and outbound travellers

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited has sailed into a promising new cruise segment with multiple ports of call within India. Starting this Saturday, Indian travellers will be able to…

bed, housekeeping, luxury hotel, sofitel

BTS of making a five-star bed

On the occasion of International Housekeeping Week, we delve into what goes into making that oh-so-comfortable bed in a luxury hotel. One of the best parts of a luxury hotel stay is…

tips, tipping, gratuities

The tipping point: How to ace the gratuities game

To tip or not to tip? You’ve probably faced this dilemma while travelling, as there are no fixed rules. And yet there are many unwritten ones that can be a minefield to…