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.
French writer Jules Verne published Around The World in 80 Days in 1873. It is a story about a gentleman named Phileas Fogg who is challenged by his peers to travel the globe in a specific amount of time. The adventure novel takes readers to many far flung cities and countries. Ker & Downey shares our favorite destinations pulled straight from the pages of this classic novel.
There’s nothing like diving into a refreshing pool of water when the weather warms up. Summer calls for chilled cocktails, colorful swimsuits, and blazing sunsets enjoyed poolside. We’ve got a list of some of the world’s must-see unique pools that will make any journey go swimmingly.
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.
Ker & Downey’s guide to the top travel destinations for 2016, broken down month by month. Visit the top travel destinations in style and luxury in 2016. From where to go and what to do, these are our top travel destinations around the world for each month. Where are you traveling in 2016? January | Calving Season in the Serengeti Head to the famed Serengeti for calving season – an incredible spectacle where upwards of 8,000 wildebeest are born each day. With the many infants on the plains, there’s sure to be lots of predator action as well. February | […]
This last minute deal is too good to pass up. Escape to India this Thanksgiving. Enjoy four nights of luxury in the Grand Presidential Suite at the Taj Falaknuma Palace between November 27 – December 1. If you’ve ever desired to live like a maharajah for a few days, now’s your chance. This Thanksgiving, spend four nights in the Grand Presidential Suite at the Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, one of the most opulent palace hotels in India. Formerly the royal guest house of Nizam Mehboob Ali Khan, the Taj Falaknuma Palace was passed down through the generations before undergoing […]
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 […]
This week marks the festivities of the Lunar New Year, and this year’s element—wood—ushers in a focus on sturdy reputation, a variety of interests and pursuits, and a collaborative spirit. What better way to celebrate this vital element than to travel with Ker & Downey—a company rooted in collaboration and offering a variety of experiences—and to look to the famous woods and forests around the world as inspiration for your next adventure? Germany – The Black Forest This famous forest is the setting for many of the familiar tales curated by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and shared with a worldwide audience. The forest […]
A clash of modern life and old worlds, there is always something new to love in India’s colorful capital. Writer Martine Bury takes us along on her journey to India. Read the first part of her journey here. Following Robyn Bickford’s sage advice, I did get in touch with Fiona Caulfield—a globe-trotting Australian author, writer, journalist, explorer, sought-after public speaker and entrepreneur living the Artist’s Way in India. A long love story—she fell for the country in 2004, in Calcutta, on the way from Everest Base Camp to the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. Having left a lucrative career in New York, her journey ultimately resulted […]