RARE Newsletter I Vol 23 I Iconic Indian Cities I Dec 2020 | December - 2020

 
RARE INDIA RARE NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER, 2020
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The measure of any great civilization is its cities and a measure of a city’s greatness is to be found in the quality of its public spaces, parks and squares.
- John Ruskin
 
When we promote a destination, our glorious cities often end up as reference points to off-beat and unique places. In the pandemic scenario our challenge was to promote celebrity cities not coveted for domestic tourism immersions, to entice our own brethren from different parts of India to travel and discover these iconic cities in their own country. That a boutique experiential hotel fashions itself around the city it is set in – creating adventures, immersions, memories and windows to explore and discover is a celebration of the city itself. Which is why we are proud of our city hotels and experiences in the RARE Community, some of them as gateways while many are fashioned around the culture and history of the city.
 
Kolkata with The Glenburn Penthouse
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Visually inaccessible  unless you have booked your stay here or have been invited over for the scrumptious high tea, The Penthouse is set on the higher floors of a business building with uninterrupted views of Kolkata’s iconic sights - Victoria Memorial, Maidan and the Howrah Bridge. As a city hotel the Penthouse tempts you to walkout and discover the city, it’s museums, historical buildings, art and culture, ably constructed as day explorations by Glenburn Private Excursions, curated by Husna-Tara Prakash. Husna’s love for the city is evident in her detailed programs, elements of history, cuisine and trivia she regales you with as you walk with her through the streets and by lanes of Kolkata. Read more

Book with RARE @ INR 24,000++
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Kolkata from The Rajbari, Bawali
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Just under an hour’s drive from the bustling Alipore area of Kolkata is Rajbari in the 24 Paraganas where a 300-year-old home belonging to the Zamindars, has been restored as an experience of some of the cultural insights from your stay in the city. The Rajbari will be a delightful itinerary perfect to be clubbed with your visit to the erstwhile Capital of India during the British Raj. Here, among the slowly crumbling temples and generous ‘pukurs’ (fish ponds) you will experience folk traditions, craft, small daily rituals and cuisine of Bengal. A passion project of Ajay Rawla, a designer, self-confessed environmentalist keen on preserving architecture and aesthetics, The Rajbari, Bawali won the INTACH award for heritage conservation. Read more

Book with RARE @ INR 8,500++
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Bhopal with Jehan Numa Retreat
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Whenever Bhopal is mentioned, it seems to be on everyone’s travel list. And not without reason, popular as a Begums’ domain (Memoirs of a Rebel Princess), a feminist royal lineage, Bhopal is rare and interesting, retold by experts as they walk you through the inner sanctums of the city. Culturally rich and boasting of a unique food heritage, Bhopal in the modern times has also set itself as a city with interesting Museums – the Tribal Museum and the State Museum celebrate the tribal culture of central India through murals, manuscripts and installations.  Add to this Bhopal’s proximity to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Bhimbhetka and Sanchi, the iconic twelfth century temple of Bhojeshwar and Van Vihar, one of India’s few urban forests, Jehan Numa Retreat on the fringe of the city allows you the haven for multiple explorations. Read more

Book with RARE @ INR 10,660++
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Fort Kochi with The Malabar House
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There is an old-world charm to the seaside town of Fort Kochi, considered the oldest European settlement in India. Among its many other firsts including the first European Church to be built in India, it also hosts the large scale Kochi-Muziris Biennale, an international exhibition of contemporary art. Fitting in with these firsts is The Malabar House by Malabar Escapes – a visual feast that brings together art, design, culture, people, experiences and culinary ingenuity. It is a reflection of Joerg and Txuku’s vision to create intimate and style spaces from where one can explore Fort Kochi and Kerala. Soak in Fort Kochi with guided visits to the Dutch Palace, Synagogue, Jew Street and the historical spice market. Take in walking or bicycle tours through the by lanes of this former fishing village that are filled with Portuguese, Dutch and British influences. Read more

Book with RARE @ INR 14,830++
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