Never be afraid to eat street food again.
Here we are, sipping champagne as a horse-drawn carriage deposits us at the palace entrance.
Ignore the occasional sense of impending doom and enjoy the fact that you never know what sight will assail you around any corner.
They call the site for this luxury resort, amid moody misty valleys, the 'Scotland of India'.
Mumbai can be madly overwhelming so it pays to have some decisions up your sleeve.
It's colourful, fun and just a little bit mad. And, like it or not, you're invited …
On one day alone, I took 432 photos. It's given me a new benchmark for tropical perfection.
From the eye-catching interiors to the warm service – not to mention the rooftop pool – this is a wonderful base from which to explore Kolkata.