Going places

Deepak Lamba and Jacqueline Fernandez at the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2015 at JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar
Deepak Lamba and Jacqueline Fernandez at the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2015 at JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar

Party people had a bubbly time with Casablanca white and rose sparkling wine, Good Earth bleu and also Glenlivet and Teacher’s Scotch whisky at the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2015, powered by Flight Shop, at JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar.
Hosted by Cyrus Sahukar, in attendance was Vardhan Kondvikar, editor, Lonely Planet Magazine India and Deepak Lamba, CEO, Worldwide Media Ltd.
The aim of the awards, you learnt, is to present not only the most coveted but also the most relevant awards in the Indian travel industry. The readers should be able to pick up the awards issue, pick a destination blindfolded and have a great experience.
And the awards went to:
India’s Favourite Destination: USA
Best Emerging Destination: South Korea (International), Daman & Diu (Indian)
Best Destination for Culture: China (International), Punjab (Indian)
Best Destination for Adventure: New Zealand (International), Uttarakhand (Indian)
Best Destination for Wildlife: South Africa (International), Madhya Pradesh (Indian)
Best Destination for Families: Singapore (International), Kerala (Indian)
Best Value Destination: Thailand (International), Goa (Indian)
Best Destination for Food & Drink: Hong Kong (International), New Delhi (Indian)
Best Destination for Relaxation: The Maldives (International), Puducherry (Indian)
Best Destination for Shopping: London (International), Mumbai (Indian)
Best Destination for Romance: Switzerland (International), Himachal Pradesh (Indian)
Best Wildlife Resort: Elephant Reach, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka (International), The Oberoi Vanyavillas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan (Indian)
Best Hotel for Relaxation: The Leela Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram
Best Business Hotel: St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London (International), ITC Maurya, New Delhi (Indian)
Best Value Hotel: The House of MG, Ahmedabad
Best Heritage Hotel: Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Best Luxury Hotel: Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa, Switzerland (International), Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, (Indian)
Best Hotel for Romance: Ri Kynjai – Serenity by the Lake, Shillong, Meghalaya
Best Homestay: Silver Brook Estate, Coorg

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