Incredible India

India is without a doubt my favourite country in the world (read more about that here) and I try and head out there at least once a year. My recent trip in May this year took me on a whirlwind tour of the country’s four ‘metro’ cities – Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi and Calcutta. This is a little snapshot of what I got up to…

IMG_2486Past and present at Abode boutique hotel in Mumbai

IMG_2542A gorgeous bedroom at Abode, Mumbai

IMG_2551The view over Mumbai’s Marine Drive from the Presidential Suite at The Oberoi

IMG_2555Pool time at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai

IMG_2570The Gateway to India and the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai

IMG_2588Escaping the heat.. lunch in the shade at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai

IMG_2590Mumbai’s Elephanta Caves

IMG_2594Getting the ferry to the Elephanta Caves in Mumbai

IMG_2620Flora Fountain, Mumbai

IMG_2664Swimming away an afternoon at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

IMG_2667Corridors with a view at The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai

IMG_2668St Thomas’s Cathedral in Mumbai

IMG_2669St Thomas’s Cathedral in Mumbai

IMG_2670Victoria Terminus, Mumbai

IMG_2671Bombay snacks at the Sea Lounge at the Taj, Mumbai

IMG_2683Jali screens in Hyderabad

IMG_2781Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad

IMG_2782The former British Residence, Hyderabad

IMG_2783The amazingly awesome Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, read more about my stay here.

IMG_2784Pool time! Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad

IMG_2785Champagne at sunset in Hyderabad

IMG_2786Living the dream at Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad

IMG_2810The Gol Bungalow at Taj Falaknuma Palace

IMG_2815Rooftop pool panorama at The Leela Palace in Delhi

IMG_2876The Leela Palace, Delhi

IMG_2877The Imperial hotel, Delhi

IMG_2878Qutub Minar, Delhi

IMG_2879The feeding of the 6,000 at a Sikh Gudwara in Delhi

IMG_3060Contemporary Indian art on display at The Lodhi (formally an Aman hotel), Delhi

IMG_3061The Rose, Delhi’s only boutique hotel

IMG_2928‘Pelican’ crossing, Calcutta style

IMG_2948Colourful city scenes, Calcutta

IMG_3062Getting around Calcutta

IMG_3063The Victoria Monument, Calcutta

IMG_3064Selling books on College Street, Calcutta

IMG_3065South Park Street Cemetery, Calcutta

IMG_3066The ghats at sunset, Calcutta

IMG_3067Calcutta’s Howrah Bridge

IMG_3068The making and storing of kali idols in Calcutta


IMG_3070The Oberoi Grand, Calcutta

IMG_3076St Paul’s Cathdral, Calcutta

IMG_3095Prinsep Ghat, Calcutta

IMG_3096The Writer’s Building, Calcutta

IMG_3097Baked beans on toast, Calcutta style, at Flurry’s Tea Room

For more information on my favourite hotels in India, look no further.

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