David Hawkins

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai, India

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
Mumbai, India

This palatial grande-dame complex is easily the most iconic building in the bustling city. A residence fit for royalty, it’s played host to kings, queens, head...
Jaipur, India

Written in the wind
Jaipur, India

David Hawkins returns to India on a quest to discover Jaipur’s pink Palace of the Winds and learns that there is great colour, beauty, scent and sound ling...
ITC Rajputana, Jaipur, India

ITC Rajputana
Jaipur, India

It may be a cliché to say that we felt like Maharajas at this luxury hotel, but stepping into the distinctly Rajasthani lobby with its marble inlaid floors, in...
Hotel Grand Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy

Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Lake Como, Italy

When in search of a touch of rural Italian glamour, culture and food, look no further than Lake Como. It’s a place of exceedingly great beauty, with a populatio...
ITC Maurya

ITC Maurya, New Delhi, India

As chaotic as New Delhi is, we could spend weeks, even months here. For many others, they see it as no more than a quick stopover, the gateway to the rest of In...

Oberoi Amarvilas
Agra, India

The story of the Taj Mahal has melted my heart ever since I was first told it. It’s one of eternal love, its protagonist the Shah Jahan, who fell deeply and mad...
Omega George Clooney Buzz Aldrin


In the ultimate feat of travel, Buzz Aldrin stepped on the lunar surface in 1969, wearing an OMEGA Speedmaster Professional, carving a unique place for the wat...
Sri Lanka

Finding nirvana
Sri Lanka

The sun beams through the grey clouds onto the platform at Badulla station, high in the hills of Sri Lanka’s tea region. Rain is coming, probably the same rain ...
Amangalla Galle Sri Lanka

Amangalla, Galle, Sri Lanka

Originally built in 1684 as the local headquarters of the Dutch colonists, it was finally converted in 1865 into the New Oriental Hotel. After being run by a Du...
The Sun House Galle Sri Lanka

The Sun House, Galle, Sri Lanka

Just outside the fort city of Galle, we were transported back in time somewhat to a small, boutique residence, away from the tourist hustle and bustle. The Sun ...

David Hawkins

David Hawkins is Editor-at-Large and Fashion Director of OutThere.