I grew up having tea parties with my Nana and went on pilgrimage to Darjeeling, India to find out the true nature of tea.
I have travelled the breadth of India, and these are my picks for top 5 romantic places and hotels, from regal Rajasthan to the misty Himalayan heights.
The Windamere, Ganges View, Casa Cottage, Jas Vilas and Inn Seventh Heaven: My top 5 favourite hotels in India. They each combine personality, charm, comfort and integrity — and they’re clean and friendly.
Darjeeling is a special place because of a serendipitous meeting of location and history. Situated way up in the Himalayan foothills, it is presided over by the mighty massif Kanchendzonga. My time there was magical partially because of Darjeeling itself, partially because of my guide, and partially because I was staying at the Windamere Inn.