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.
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.