We are now just a day before entering November and I am blowing through next years annual leave before we even set one foot into 2016. My name is Bianca and I have the wanderlust bug. They say the first part of curing an addiction is to admit to yourself first, huh?
Well, this is one addiction I will take to the next life with me, whether I am re-incarnated Queen Bee, a lioness, cheater or a jaguar or maybe a panther(meow!). My love of travel has seen me travel to many new countries this year as well as those that have been on repeat like Germany, Spain, and France. One new country that I am super happy to have finally visited(at last!) is India. This was such a last minute decision. Decided to finally go on a Monday, bought a ticket, applied for a visa on Tuesday, collected it on Wednesday and flew out on Thursday.
Yes, the travel Gods were on my side to have made everything run so smoothly. Arriving late into the night when Delhi’s streets were quiet and the traffic was near non-existent. I thought to myself, where is this hustle and bustle that I have read and heard about? I would soon see and experience the mayhem. What a joy that was too! What I was most impressed by was the architecture, I am a lover of the stories behind them too. So I thought before I share individual visual posts places like Humayun’s Tomb or Bahai Temple, I would give you the low down on things to see and do in Delhi by way of the reason why you should go to Delhi, right now!
There is plenty to do in Delhi and one could spend a lifetime exploring the city’s mixes. Now a business hub for fashion, technology and many more things I wouldn’t have otherwise associate this city with. A reach mix of origins, whether that’s in its people that have come from all over India to make a name for themselves or the Persian influence in the architecture and style of buildings that have stood the test of time, to the history of the Mughals and their fight to stay relevant. In its chaos of the city’s aim to grow and develop, there is still ample opportunity to find solace in exploring the sight like that of Humayun’s Tomb. I visited the Taj Mahal and Humayun’s Tomb for me was far better.
Yes, it older and isn’t carved in all Marble facades and semi-precious stones like the Taj Mahal but the love story that the Taj Mahal uses as a selling point was rather, the story inherited for Humanyn’s Tomb. Both buildings were erected because of a love, a lost soul of a loved one. I do wonder if Taj would have existed had Humayun’s Tomb not come before it. Anyway, we will leave that discussion for when I show you more pictures of Humayun’s Tomb.
While in the city I managed to explore Delhi’s malls, tombs, mosques, and temples as well as eat my way through the tasty curry dishes. Where best to begin my journey of exploring India that a city that is home to India’s largest mosque, the world’s largest Hindu temple and of course South Asia’s largest shopping malls. Go big or go home! They don’t do things in halves here. So below are some reasons why you should go and visit New Delhi and the old parts too.
Below are 5 reasons to visit Delhi and why you will love it! Hope you enjoy them and make sure you pin them to your Pinterest travel boards. Let me know in the comments below if you too have been or dreaming of heading to India. I have a few more posts to come with pictures of Agra Fort and of course the Taj Mahal of which there are plenty of day tours fromNew Delhi to Agra for Taj Mahal.
So Many Temples So Little Time
Mausoleums That Gave Birth to the Taj Mahal
New Delhi is featured in so many books with inspiration when to go and what to see
Food, Textiles and Leather Markets are plenty in New Delhi
Where to Stay in New Delhi
There are plenty of hotels in New Delhi all catering various budgets from budget to luxury. I shared my stay at the Marriott here. You can also read about my visit to Taj Mahal in Agra in addition to 13 places you need to visit in New Delhi.
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