Our Editor-in-chief introduces the magazine’s March issue, takes us through a royal journey across India and introduces this month’s cover star, Chaitanya Raj Singh, the Maharawal of Jaisalmer, who takes us inside his private home. What’s more, we’ve partnered with the yet-to-be-launched electric compact SUV, Volvo XC40 Recharge – and the journey will be one to remember! By Aindrila Mitra
Go on a journey through Indian history and read about our Women of March
Rajasthan has my heart, for more reasons than one—it is my second home, and there’s something unique about Rajasthani hospitality that makes it top-notch in the world. And when you are privy to a royal welcome, the bar is inevitably set high. Our latest issue takes you inside the private home of the new Maharawal, or king, of Jaisalmer, Chaitanya Raj Singh. This is his first cover shoot post his coronation last year, but what makes this feature even more exclusive is the fact that, for the very first time, the millennial king has allowed a magazine photoshoot at his summer palace—the exquisite Moolsagar (p. 28). The exclusivity doesn’t end there. We have the Maharawal driving us around the desert city in the yet-to-be-launched electric compact SUV, Volvo XC40 Recharge—it’s an experience you can catch only on our website!
Speaking of royal experiences, don’t miss out on our list of India’s top 10 regal experiences; learn the story of restoration behind the Nachana Haveli; witness how a 200-year-old haveli in Jaipur holds on to a bygone era; and #DiscovertheUndiscovered historic town of Dungarpur through its first family and their two palaces.
The month of March cannot be dissociated from International Women’s Day—and at Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, we are celebrating #WomenOnTheMarch. Find inspiration from the journeys of some of the most well-travelled women across industries, as we learn about their struggles and successes—and how travel has shaped them. The multi-hyphenate Karuna Ezara Parikh shares stories from her days in Cardiff; the talented and enterprising Noor Jahan reveals how she balances the roles of Indian women’s ice hockey goaltender and Ladakh art conservator; Devika Narain talks about designing the most exotic destination weddings; former actor and now social-media sensation Sameera Reddy shares why Goa has become her new home; Shruti Shibulal reflects on the importance of sustainable travel; and Rashi Narang spills the tea on taking her pet-care business global. Don’t forget to visit the website for more interesting stories of inspiring women through the month of March. While we’re listening to women travellers, find out what it’s like to do a spiritual circuit of India in saris and SUVs, learn how a female nomad backpacked solo across Colombia, and follow our A-List member, wildlife photographer Latika Nath, as she combs the rough terrain of Ladakh for its elusive wildlife denizens.
At T+L India & South Asia, we are about #GoingPlacesWithPeople. So, tell us your best travel tales on firstname.lastname@example.org—we love sharing stories of people and places!
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