Experience the best of summer in Jaipur with our cover star, Manushi Chhillar, explore vacation destinations for the season and more. By Aindrila Mitra
A comfortable summer in Jaipur
As travel swings back into action, it also brings with it an era of free independent travellers— those who like planning their own holidays, solo or with an intimate group of friends. It’s meaningful travel built around an itinerary that is personalised and operating at a pace that gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the place and its people. Celebrating the spirit of a true FIT, we took the effervescent and independent traveller, former Miss World and actor Manushi Chhillar, to The Leela Palace Jaipur—a place Chhillar has always found comfort in.
Posing with cover star Manushi Chhillar and the photo shoot squad.At Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, we believe that stories are best narrated through personal experiences, by #GoingPlacesWithPeople. This family travel special issue brings you closer to art mavericks Roshini and Parul Vadehra of the famous Vadehra Art Gallery, who give us a sneak peek into what travelling with an artist like MF Husain was like; illustrator Alicia Souza lets us in on her travels with a toddler; Natalee of the Anderson family tells us about their epic journey and initiative for young adults of African descent; and Mallyka Singh Dundlod talks us through the origins of her equestrian and Shekhawati experience offerings and her father’s influence on it all.
With summer holidays round the corner, don’t miss out on our carefully curated list of 15 destinations around the world for that perfect family holiday. In our first-person travelogues, two sisters rediscover their bond on a road trip to Tirthan Valley in Himachal Pradesh; our A-list member, Mandip Singh Soin, and his wife explore the Northeast by cruising on River Brahmaputra; and Chalnichina in Uttarakhand serves as the perfect destination for a family that’s been brought together by the pandemic.
As we approach summer, it’s time to start rolling out our summer holiday plans—whether it’s a beach vacation or a mountain trek, a family road-trip, or just a quiet getaway. Bon Voyage!