Entries tagged: India

India Spa Guide: Our Guide to the Best Spas in India

India Spa Guide: Our Guide to the Best Spas in India

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 […]

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Wood: The Chinese New Year Element of 2015

Wood: The Chinese New Year Element of 2015

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 […]

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A Shopper's Mecca

A Shopper’s Mecca

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 […]

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The Itinerary: The Royal Treatmet

The Itinerary: The Royal Treatmet

Ker & Downey takes you on an unforgettable, luxurious journey through the sweeping landscapes and opulent properties of India. From the moment you step off the plane in India, you know you’re someplace special. Its vibrant markets, opulently carved temples and colorful festivals breathe life into the large country, while its soul lies in the diverse culture and long religious history evident by the many sacred sites and rituals. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people. From bustling cities to quiet desert terrain, sun-drenched beaches to snow-covered mountains, India is a place to be explored again and again. With so much […]

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The Experience: Maharaja for a Day

The Experience: Maharaja for a Day

Our turbans trailed from the 1946 open-air Buick 8 Roadmaster as we made our way up Jodhpur’s Chittar Hill and to the palace gates. There she was, Umaid Bhawan Palace, the world’s largest private residence, and today, her 28 acres of majestic Indo-deco splendor was mine. By Scott Goetz Cue: fanfare of pounding drums. Sound the trumpeting narsingha horns. It’s my royal entrance. As we make our way around the drive, an army of Rajasthani guards raises the silk canopy. Before I can “Bravo!” the guards for taking their handlebar mustaches to a literal level, I am ushered up the […]

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Unique Water Adventures from Ker & Downey

Unique Water Adventures from Ker & Downey

Journey beyond the land to experience exciting and unique adventures in the some of the most beautiful waters of our world. Snorkel, dive, and paddle your way through the waters to uncover treasures deep below the surface and discover remote islands. Contact us today to begin planning your water adventure.

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Big Cats

Big Cats

Majestic, thrilling, and powerful – the big cats of the world rule the animal kingdom and have long provided endless inspiration for art, film, and fiction. A safari graced by these beauties sparks the imaginations of travelers too, and today we’re sharing some of our favorite places to encounter big cats in Africa and beyond. Saruni Samburu, Kenya The Saruni National Reserve’s hilly landscape, with its ample trees and high craggy outcroppings, can be a leopard’s playground. Keep your eyes up near Saruni Samburu when looking to spot these cats. Little Makalolo Camp, Zimbabwe Head to Hwange National Park, a […]

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Spring Break Preview

Spring Break Preview

Springtime brings warmer temperatures and often a welcome chance for many families to travel. Plan to spend Spring Break on a unique Ker & Downey journey, discovering corners of the world easy to access and wonderful experiences fit for the whole family. Culture and Wildlife | Paracas, Peru Ancient cultures abound in Peru and some of the most stunning pre-Incan evidence can be found in the region of Paracas. Just off the coast, discover marine wildlife at the Ballestas Islands, often called the “Little Galapagos.” Tented Adventure | Wadi Rum, Jordan Live like a Bedouin in the Wadi Rum, the […]

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Sunita’s Ker & Downey Journeys and Holiday Plans

The end of the year is just around the corner. How do you want to finish off 2013? Maybe you want to travel to a new destination or start a new family tradition that includes a hand-crafted Ker & Downey journey. Recently we asked some of the sales team at Ker & Downey to share their travel experiences from this year with us and, to get in the holiday spirit, some of their special holiday traditions. Below Sunita talks about her journey to Bhutan, Nepal, and India this year and her upcoming holiday. I just returned from a magnificent journey […]

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Celebrate the Fall with Festivals Around the World

Celebrate the Fall with Festivals Around the World

This article first appeared on Ker & Downey on August 20, 2013. It has been updated with 2017’s festival dates.  Ker & Downey loves a party, and no matter where you go in our big, beautiful world, you’ll find a reason to celebrate. Cooler weather on both hemispheres means more outdoor fun, and these notable events in Ireland, India, Argentina, and Thailand will leave you ready to explore. Read on for more fall festivals and celebrations across the globe. Ireland Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival – August, 2017 Dates to be Confirmed Singles looking to mingle head to County Clare for this annual […]

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