Chitrangada Singh on her favourite haunts in Delhi and why she prefers holidaying in Goa.
The Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards (RTA) took place amongst industry leaders, influencers and recognized names from the travel and tourism sector including government bodies. The event was hosted by none other than Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh. Despite donning the hat of a host for the first time, Chitrangada played the role confidently with ease. “I have always enjoyed reading the magazine and the awards are among the most prestigious and credible in the travel industry so of course it is a pleasure to host this event,” she replies when asked about how she felt hosting this event.
The award categories recognized the best in the travel and hospitality industry across hotels, destinations, airlines, spas, websites, apps, cruise liners and more. Among the list of winners, Delhi won the favourite Indian city award, Goa won the favourite Indian leisure destination award, for the third time in a row and Kashmir won the favourite emerging Indian destination award for the first time. The Readers’ Travel Awards is globally renowned and considered the most prestigious in the industry and honours the best in travel, tourism and hospitality segment.
“I love to travel and my favourite destination is and will always be Bali. I love the vibe, the beaches and the surfs, which are great, along with the food being delicious. And it’s culturally so vibrant - I especially love the Balinese teak furniture,” Chitrangada goes on.
Talking about Delhi she says that her favourite haunts are DLF golf course in Gurgaon. She finds it lovely, reason being, it’s easy vibe. She also loves the landscaping of the course and her other favourites are Cyber Hub, Hauz Khas Village, and Khan Market
“Cyber village has nice cafes. I like Hauz Khas and Khan Market for the shops present there. Khan Market - Big Chill, and Nuba Bar in Cyber Hub, Indian Accent at The Lodhi is great and so is Pluck at the Pullman which are my favourites when it comes to culinary delights,” she reveals. Her fondest memories of Delhi are “College which was great fun. Lots of memories of Lady Irwin college and hanging around the places around - like Bengali Market, Kamani Auditorium, watching plays at NSD where my sister studied,” she quotes. Not really attracted by any place spiritually she feels Goa is always fun. “Lots of great resorts and food and a chilled easy vibe along with the hospitality in Goa create a marvellous experience,” she signs off.