Treated like a princess at Oberoi Rajvilas

Oberoi Hotels are serene, almost surreal retreats from the colourful chaos and cloying heat of India. They’re famed for their architecture, impeccable service, food, attention to cultural detail. Welcome, your royal highness This is Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur, which looks and feels like one of the magnificent palaces gracing┬áRajasthan. Travel-weary guests are greeted with wideContinue reading “Treated like a princess at Oberoi Rajvilas”

10 tips from an Indian man on safety for women travelling in India

Women travellers to India are much reduced in numbers after high-profile rape cases. Here’s a list of travel safety tips in India for women, compiled by an Indian man, looking at the situation from his viewpoint.

Husband Hunting in the Raj by Anne de Courcy

Ships which took women to colonial India to bag a husband were known as the Fishing Fleet. These tenacious women had little lasting legacy. The British Empire was entirely dominated by men and it’s their names in the history books about the sub-continent. Until now.