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Priya Pathiyan

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

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…

Gir, gujarat, aramness gir, gujarat tourism, wildlife, lodge, interiors, design

This new safari lodge in Gir will have you lion-ing up!

Come October, the high-on-design Aramness Gir will introduce you to ‘kothi’ life in the forests of Gujarat, the only destination in the world where you can see an Asiatic Lion in the…

Savaari, road trips, car rental, travel, business travel

Wheels on the ground: The Savaari success story

We put Gaurav Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Savaari Car Rentals, in the hot seat to quiz him about using big data and machine learning to conquer the Indian market, establishing the brand…

Cheval blanc, paris, luxury hotel, france,

The Cheval Blanc Paris: LVMH’s reverie on the river Seine

If you aren’t to the manner born, the much-awaited reimagining of this historic Paris hotel will initiate you into the savoir faire of the city’s chicest set. Think long, languorous meals facing…

Goa, boutique hotels, workcation

How to make workcations work for you

Operating from a different place could actually help to infuse more creativity into your profession and give your personal life a boost too. Even as the pandemic has wreaked havoc, it has…

Oman, sultanate of oman, middle east

Sultanate of Oman opens doors to Indian tourists

One of the oldest trading ports in the world and full of scenic locales, Oman should be on every traveller’s bucket list. And from today, this treasure trove of rich experiences is…

Mitsui, kyoto, japan, new hotel

Living in perfect harmony: Hotel The Mitsui | Kyoto

The Mitsui Fudosan Group’s flagship property beautifully straddles a storied history and modern-day luxury. Kyoto, the imperial capital of Japan for over 1000 years, is steeped in rich Japanese history and culture.…

Weekend, weekend getaways

If there’s one thing you do this weekend…

Here’s our pick of one-of-a-kind experiences that will bring you close to nature, each in a very different way. The weekend beckons. But there are only so many over-the-top brunches and OTT…

Amalfi, italy, new hotel

The Amalfi Coast’s sparkling new gem: Borgo Santandrea

True-blue luxury overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea that is timeless yet trendy. Italy’s Amalfi Coast is high on every traveller’s must-visit list. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, it sees thousands of…