RID­ING HIGH

TRUN­DLE OFF INTO THE SUN­SET ON A WAVE OF NOS­TAL­GIA, TREAD­ING THE PATH OF A BY­GONE ERA. GIVE IN TO PURE SPON­TANE­ITY ON A LUX­U­RI­OUS RID­ING SA­FARI, SAYS CHUMKI BHARAD­WAJ.

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Ditch the porsche or fer­rari for more ex­otic man on beast ac­tion

Ahol­i­day could be al­most any­thing th­ese days. But the clas­sic sun, sea and surf for­mula is just a tired cliché. Spice in­vites you to nudge that wan­der­lust with a host of less con­ven­tional pos­si­bil­i­ties. Or at least take the fa­mil­iar by sur­prise. We re­de­fine lux­ury as a time for re­flec­tion, per­sonal en­coun­ters with peo­ple, an­i­mals, na­ture, ar­chi­tec­ture as well as food, so­cial and cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences in the midst of sweat and toil. To find song in the trot of a horse as you fall in step with the an­i­mal or ro­mance the rhyme of a camel’s trun­dle on a trek across the Thar. If you pre­fer the path of the pachy­derm, that’s an op­tion too. Driv­ing through on a Porsche or a Fer­rari may be cool, but we rec­om­mend a more ex­otic ride. Con­sider a horse, camel or ele­phant not just as your ride but a mov­ing im­age makeover. It may in­volve some ex­er­tion but plea­sure does not al­ways tread the straight and nar­row. As more peo­ple plan va­ca­tions that up their brag quo­tient by be­ing ‘ dif­fer­ent’, we look at this grow­ing travel trend that beats to a more pri­mor­dial drum.

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