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It's not orange and it's not a village. But it's great.

Advantages: Fantastic food, wonderful rooms, amazing views
Disadvantages: Service can be a bit muddled and it's a long way out of town

Oranges and Lemons Last October we took a tour of West Bengal and Sikkim and one of the places we visited twice was the Sikkimese capital of Gangtok. We were due to stay in the same hotel both times but things didn’t go as planned. Thanks to a hiccup ...

koshkha 07.09.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Orange Village Resort, Gangtok

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Cold Hotel with Warm Hospitable Staff

Advantages: Good food, good views, kind helpful staff
Disadvantages: It might have been nice to be within strolling distance of the town

It's a Long Way to Tipperary - but not as far as to Manali Manali is not the sort of place you find yourself in accidentally. It's so cut off from the rest of the world that you have to make a very conscious decision to go there. In our case it was a ...

koshkha 12.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Sun Park Resort, Manali

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A cute little B&B in Pondicherry

Advantages: Clean, spacious, good value room - with en suite gecko
Disadvantages: No breakfast, no daily cleaning

Returning to the Coast I first went to Pondicherry on the south eastern coast of India more than a decade ago. I had been visiting the Chennai factory of the company I then worked for and they had encouraged me to take a day off and go down the coast ...

koshkha 19.04.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Hotel Coromandal, Pondicherry

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What's the white shack over there?

Advantages: Taj view, great service, delicious food
Disadvantages: Limited dining, slow food, poor wheelchair access

A few weeks back, while we were in Delhi, my dear Mrs V arranged for us to get out of the city for a weekend and go somewhere special. "Where are we going?" I asked. She wouldn't say. "Tell me if we're flying somewhere; I would like to do an op of a ...

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Review of Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

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Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay

Advantages: Fantastic location and breathtaking views
Disadvantages: Dodgy wi-fi and not the best food.

...What's in a Name? Ciao has two listings for hotels called Tara Palace in India and both were requested by me. Both are hotels I rate very highly - although the two are totally different. One is my favourite cheap Delhi hotel, and the other is an up-ma ...

koshkha 10.01.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Tara Palace, Gangtok, Sikkim

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