JET SET EXPERIENCES: “Teardrop of India”

Tea Trails

Sri Lanka, located off the coast of southern India, is an island full of mystery that begs to be discovered. In addition to its diverse culture, peaceful beaches, lush landscapes and passionate locals, Sir Lanka boasts innumerable UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is home to the world’s largest population of leopards, which are found in Yala National Park.

A visit to Sri Lanka calls for a few days of exploring the city of Kandy and visiting some of its temples and historical sites. One of the most popular is Sigiriya, which is quite literally a massive column of rock stretching nearly 660 feet upwards in the middle of the surrounding hill country. It’s home to a World Heritage-listed ancient city where you may climb to the top for unbelievable views!

Kandy is a vibrant city and the Stone House Lodge is the ideal address to spend a couple of nights. Its unique location set on a plateau lets you escape the hustle and bustle below while you relax and disconnect.

Another must-see location is Hatton, home to Ceylon Tea Trails. This Relais & Chateaux resort is comprised of four luxurious colonial bungalows that are connected via walking trails through the stunning Ceylon tea gardens.

To discuss and design your own authentic exploration through Sri Lanka, please contact Michelle.

JetSet Hotels: The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Rajasthan India

Tucked just beyond the world-famous Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve you’ll find the first luxury jungle resort in India.   The Oberio Vanyavilas combines a picture-perfect rugged jungle setting with lavishly tented accommodations.

Vanyavilas has 25 well-appointed tents spread out over 20 acres.  Once you step foot into your tent you’ll enjoy all the amenities of a five star resort.  Each tent is air-conditioned, spans an area of 790 sqft and complete with a king-size four-poster bed and elegant baths.  Outside you can enjoy sunbathing on your private deck, which is surrounded by a large private walled garden.

When you’re not relaxing in the comforts of your accommodations, fill your days exploring the jungle around you.  You’ll have a chance to enjoy a jungle safari where you’ll see the elusive tigers living in the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.  On property you’ll enjoy the lakefront spa center, yoga classes and locally grown produce from the hotel’s garden.

Classy and luxurious, The Oberio Vanyavilas is far from roughing it.  Contact Michelle Pragnell today at or 312-574-1185 to plan your jungle safari retreat.