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Titled “There’s a Magical Forest in India Filled With Peacocks”, Ms. Teddy Minford opens the piece by saying that “Chandigarh, India, is pretty far off the regular “golden triangle” tourist route for visitors to India. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth visiting. The city is one of the first planned in India, created by architects Pierre Jenneret and Le Corbusier in the 1950s. It’s full of architectural gems like the Capitol Complex and the Jenerret Museum, but that’s not the only reason to go here.”
Talking about Siswan Forest Range and The Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa, Siswan Forest Range, New Chandigarh, Ms. Minford says “So how do you get to this mythical forest? There’s only one way to see it—on a guided tour with a naturalist from The Oberoi Sukhvilas, a new hotel in the middle of the forest. If you think it’s an unlikely place for a luxury hotel, you’d be right. But this hotel isn’t your average luxury resort. The entire point of this hotel is its location in the middle of the peacock forest, where you can sleep in the “glamping” tents that are more luxurious than most regular hotel rooms, and wake up with morning yoga and a swim in your private plunge pool before feasting on a lunch of traditional Punjabi cuisine sourced from gardens on the property, followed by a relaxing treatment in one of India’s best Ayurvedic spas.
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