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Top Ten Things to Love at Taj Falaknuma Palace

June 11, 2014

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It’s not very often that I visit a hotel which I think deserves its very own blog. So far, in the history of the Tiny Traveller’s Top Ten, only one hotel has received this honour. However, on a recent trip to Hyderabad, where I stayed at the no-words-or-pictures-do-it-justice Taj Falaknuma Palace, I knew that I had […]

Top Ten Jean-Michel Gathy Designs

May 16, 2014

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Hotels, especially those in the luxury bracket, can often be seen as symbolic of a culture at that moment in time, and are buildings, I believe, that are central and relevant to a city, a landscape, and its people. Despite this, and the fact that they are enjoyed by so many, those who design hotels have […]

Top Ten Hotels in Rajasthan

April 28, 2013

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One of India’s most beautiful states, Rajasthan, or the ‘land of the kings’, is a dream for any first-time visitor to India. With an endless supply of forts, fairy-tale lakes, tiger-filled forests, grand temples and ancient cities, Rajasthan is a kaleidoscope of bright colours, charming people, delicious food and beautiful landscapes just waiting to be […]

Top Ten Colonial-Era Hotels

March 15, 2013

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In a fast changing world of shabby-chic boutique hotels, large-scale corporate giants, world-wide luxury chains and heritage home-stays,  there remains a rare breed: the colonial-era Hotel. Normally found in the East and/or in hot humid climes, majestic in scale with a tendency for white exteriors, often fringed with palms or surrounded by clipped green lawns, colonial-era […]