Aman India Journey
Collected by Nina Dietzel , AFAR Ambassador
Pragati Vihar, CGO Complex, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
The Lodhi (formerly Aman Resorts) provided a peaceful retreat on my recent visit to bustling and sometimes quite overwhelming New Delhi/ India. The building is striking and generously laid out. Even the entry-level guest rooms have their own...
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Hard to believe, but one of my positive experiences in crowded New Delhi was to take the Metro. India of course has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately; sadly, sexual violence is pervasive in the country. For single female travelers,...
District Alwar, Ajabgarh, Rajasthan 301027, India
Frankly I am at a loss of words to properly describe my first Aman experience. But I tell you this: if you can EVER wing a stay here, or at any other Aman Resort... DO. IT. Right from the start the way I was welcomed at Amanbagh got under my skin,...
Bhangarh, Rajasthan 301410, India
Legend has it that this now uninhabited city of once magnificent bazaars, palace, gardens, temples and bathing pools was deserted overnight (only a generation after its completion), having been cursed by an evil court magician, Selu Sewra, who had...
Sherpur, Khiljipur, Near Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001, India
Arriving at this insanely beautiful luxury wilderness camp located on the fringe of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is akin to time travel. 10 Mughal-style, air-conditioned (!), 6 ft high tents provide utterly breathtaking accommodations. They echo the...
Ranthambore is one of the biggest national parks in Northern India, located about 130 km from Jaipur on the former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. The park is famous for its tigers and tiger preservation, but you can spot many other...
Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
About to ascend the steps of the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, I am forced to shelter when a sudden storm breaks over Old Delhi. An elderly Indian and I look out at the mosque from the safety of a nearby shop.
Subhash Chowk Station road malakhera, Alwar, Rajasthan 301406, India
Neelkanth, meaning the blue-throated reincarnation of Lord Shiva, is located inside Sariska National Park, about 45 mins from Amanbagh (http://www.amanresorts.com/amanbagh/home.aspx). It situated on a plateau high in the hills and the drive up...
Dastkari Kendra. Village Kuthalpura Maliyan. Sherpur Khilchipur PO., Kutalpura Maliyan, Rajasthan 322001, India
In their own words, Dastkar Ranthambhore is a grass root social enterprise dedicated to providing an alternative source of income to women living around the Ranthambhore National Park. Dastkar strongly promotes the survival of some rare...
Phoosoda, Rajasthan 322027, India
Taking the train in India is quite the experience, and not to be missed. Oftentimes it is the best mode of travel, depending on where you find yourself. Sorting out tickets, finding your train and of course your seat isn't always easy–so you may...
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