For the last few months the team at THC has been very busy planning the logistics for a destination wedding in Muscat, Oman. A few months ago we also wrote about Muscat being awarded the second best city to visit in the world in 2012 by Lonely Planet.
We worked day-in and day-out to make the wedding experience, the travel and stay for 500 plus wedding guests as comfortable as possible. From coordinating visas, rooming and flight requirements; crafting all communication going out to the guests including managing the wedding Instagram page; to the working with the gracious and kind team at the Ritz Carlton Al Bustan Palace property; to managing the hospitality desk for the wedding. The overall experience was just magnificent and we enjoyed every minute of it!
Kanha National Park is known for its Tiger spotting; hundreds of people flock to this park every year from across India and overseas in the hope to see a Tiger. My suggestion, visit this park for reasons beyond the king of the jungle. This jungle can also make for a memorable holiday if you are looking for some peace and quality time with family and friends.
While planning our accommodation in Kanha, we decided to stay away from the popular hotels mentioned online and chose to stay at a boutique hotel called Courtyard House. A quaint house with its exterior walls painted a warm yellow, it is perched on a slight height and can be spotted from a mile away. Literally, off the beaten track the house is situated in the buffer zone of the Kanha Tiger Reserve and the view of the jungle from the house extends as far as the eyes can see.
A last minute booking, we arrived at Forsyth Lodge for a night but ended up extending our stay by another. As one enters the premise, it is clear that the lodge is built and put together by a team of people who are passionate about the wilderness and the environment. An eco-friendly lodge, Forsyth is set within 44 acres of rehabilitated jungle on the edge of Satpura National Park; this was the first property to also be constructed near the park.
A seven hour drive from New Delhi (via the Yamuna Expressway), Gwalior city is typically not known a holiday destination, unless of course you are travelling to Orchaa, Khajuraho, Shivpuri or even Bhandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.
Since we were on a two week road trip through Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior was a good option for us to take our first overnight stop between Delhi and Orchaa. We had pre-booked a room in Deo Bagh Neemrana, a heritage property located amidst two 17th and 18th century Maratha temples a hathi khana for elephants, stables and two cenotaphs.