Diwali illuminates India every year with color and celebrations. The festival is deeply rooted in several Hindu stories that are exuberantly brought to life across the country in many ways. India is always a lively feast for the senses, but visiting during Diwali will bring you even closer to the rich culture of this historic land.
You don’t always have to head inside a museum to see some of the most interesting and inspiring art. Stay outside and take a walk around town for a look at colorful street art displays in these world-class cities.
There’s a reason why the people of Kerala, India’s southwestern state, call it “God’s Own Country.” Lofty palms sway in the tropical breeze, thatched-roof boats glide along tranquil rivers, and sari-clad women offer prayers in tranquil temples and churches. That’s not even mentioning the food, famously mouthwatering and spicy. Kerala has our attention and we think it should have yours too when you are planning a journey to incredible India.
Mumbai is a fantastic, frenetic fusion of masala (spices), mendhi (henna), and masti (merry making). Bombay, as it was known under the British Raj, is India’s biggest and boldest city where glitz and glamour, traditions, and tasty street food are just some of the things that your senses will experience. Here’s why we think Mumbai should not be missed on a journey to India.
Warning: you might feel green with envy when you see our list of the world’s most colorful cities. Drab isn’t fab in these perfectly painted places… they’re making us feel blue that we aren’t there right now.
The fragrance of flower petals, saffron, and cinnamon wafts through the air in these bustling, exotic, and colorful bazaars and souks. Ker & Downey takes you on a trip around the globe to some of our favorite spice markets. Add them to your next journey for total sensory immersion.
Joy, happiness, and a massive cloud of color fills the air every year during India‘s Holi celebration. The entire country busts out in a frenetic fervor, doused in a hearty splash of vibrant pigments. Purple, pink, blue, red, and green powders turn many cities and villages into a riotous rainbow.
Make your travel plans for 2019 instead by reading our suggestions for where to go in 2019. Remote tropical beaches, peaceful mountain retreats, and rich culture: make Asia a getaway to top your 2018 travel list. Ker & Downey has rounded up some of our favorite destinations that still feel untouched and authentic. Cambodia Soar in a hot air balloon high above glistening golden temples hidden in lush jungles. Have breakfast near Angkor Wat, one of the most impressive temples ever built. Stay in a private countryside villa with a butler attending to your needs. Unplug from the world on […]
World’s Best Safari Outfitter is a title we wear with pride and show off to the fullest in our newest luxury tiger safaris through India. Ker & Downey first got its start in Africa more than five decades ago, and it is this ingrained history that led to us being named the #1 Safari Outfitter in the 2015 Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World Best Awards, as voted by its readers. But what many don’t realize is that our “safari” designation extends well beyond the African savannahs. Our assured attention to detail, ultra-luxe accommodations, and epic wildlife encounters can be experienced […]
Ker & Downey’s India spa guide features some of the best luxury spas in India. With holistic healing treatments, Ayurvedic massages, and international beauty therapies, India spa treatments are some of the best in the world. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our guide to the best luxury spas in India. Jiva Spa and Royal Spa Boat, Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur With beautiful frescoes, rich silks, and intricately carved wood furniture, you’ll step into the lives of Rajasthani royalty at the Taj Lake Palace Jiva Spa. Inspired by India’s regal heritage, the treatments are rooted in ancient healing traditions and the […]