Dream Destination: New Delhi, India




My travels have taken me all over Asia, having explored amazing places like Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, South Korea, Japan, and of course, my home country of the Philippines.

But there is still so much of Asia left for me to explore, and one that for now remains a dream destination is the area of South Asia, in particular, India.

Its capital, New Delhi, seems like a magical place that can leave any traveler in awe of its history, culture and food.

Among the numerous destinations within New Delhi that are worth visiting, I’ve listed my top dream destinations here. If you’ve been to any of these places, I’d love to hear what you think of them in the comments!

Of course, researching about a travel destination should include a hunt for the best places to stay in that city. The Imperial Hotel Delhi is one I’ve found that’s in an excellent location in central New Delhi. Definitely worth checking out.

On to the list of my dream destinations in New Delhi! Let me know what you think of them in the comments section.


Humayun Tomb


This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the tomb of a former Mughal emperor, which was commissioned by his first wife. Designed by a Persian architect, it was built in the mid-1500s and is the resting place of several Mughal rulers.


While not as universally known as the Taj Mahal, the Humayun Tomb has the unique distinction of being the first ever garden-tomb in the Indian subcontinent. Some would even claim that its construction inspired other architectural marvels in India, including the Taj Mahal itself. Its beauty and grandeur is definitely not to be missed by a traveler in New Delhi.  



Lodhi Garden


Originating for the mid-1500s, this historic garden complex also houses the tombs of several rulers.

Entrance to the Lodhi Garden is free, and the massive park is a favorite among locals. If you go on an early morning visit, you will find joggers, yoga practitioners, and other fitness aficionados all around the area. The park is also an ideal spot for having picnics. 


India Gate


Formerly known as the All India War Memorial, this impressive structure was built to commemorate the over eighty thousand Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.

Built in 1931, the monument is over 40 meters long and has several inscriptions, including the names of over 13,000 fallen soldiers. Interestingly, one of the names on the gate belongs to that of a female nurse killed during combat in 1917.


Where to Stay in New Delhi

As to be expected, there are numerous hotels to choose from at India’s capital. In particular, you shouldn’t have any trouble visiting any of the destinations I mentioned in this article if you’re staying at the Imperial Hotel Delhi given its central location.    

Have you been to New Delhi, and how was your experience? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Happy travels!  

The Best Honeymoon Places in the Philippines





There is an old saying among lovers, “Love is the food of life and travel is the dessert,” and this fits perfectly for the time right after getting married. On one hand, your wedding signals a new beginning, a new phase in life; on the other hand, it also paves the way for added responsibilities. Now, this is where a honeymoon becomes significant, it is a phase where you can enjoy your time with your wife or husband to the fullest before you fulfill those responsibilities.

If you’re planning yours in the beautiful country of the Philippines, then you can head over to Philippinestravelpackage.com as well as other online resources out there and check out their best tour packages for couples. On top of these, you can check out the destinations in this article since they can complement the tips and pointers that you can get from the said resources and therefore, achieve a honeymoon that is just one for the books.

Boracay Island

Boracay Island is the most famous beach place in the Philippines and it has become the “go-to” destination of honeymooners for its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, romantic environment, friendly locals, vibrant nightlife and sparkling sunlight, just to name a few. Because of these attributes, Boracay is heralded by many as the Ibiza of Asia. The suggested activities here are scuba diving, parasailing, and kite boarding.



Vigan, Ilocos Norte

If you like long road trips, romantic evenings, outdoor adventures, and the likes, then Vigan is the place to be. While there, you can enjoy its historic and culturally rich streets, particularly Calle Crisologo, a district that made a name for itself for its old white houses, calesas, cobblestones, and so on. Stay there till nighttime and watch the streetlights bath the whole place with elegance, grandiosity, and romance.

Pagudpod, Ilocos Norte

After your Vigan escapade, you can head a bit further north to Vigan. While there, you stay at one of the resorts and other accommodation facilities in Saud white beach and visit its neighboring attractions. Then, you can trek and experience (up-close and personal) the Kapurpuran Rock Formations, breathtaking rock formations that looks sea of sand. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes if you choose to go here. Afterwards, you can go to the Blue Lagoon and dip in its bright waters and then head straight to Bangui, a place that is known for its windmills and dramatic sunset.

Palawan

The province of Palawan, which is popularly known as the Philippines’ last frontier is known for its awe-inspiring natural beauty, particularly its municipalities of El Nido and Coron. The two are post-card perfect and are known for its limestone formation, clear water, lush-green forests, blue skies, white sand, and many others. Because of these, it is no wonder that international travel magazine and Internet-based reviewers recognize the whole province as one of the most breathtaking provinces in the world. Also, due to its sheer beauty, taking a bad photo is close to impossible.


El Nido, Palawan

El Nido, which is located on the northern region of Palawan, is an ideal spot to enjoy lagoons and coral reefs. The authentic hospitality of its local will not fail you as they will welcome you with open arms. While there, you can go kayaking, scuba-diving, snorkeling, have cave tours, and enjoy romantic dinners.





Coron

Coron is a dreamy destination that is secluded in the natural treasures of Palawan. It boasts of jagged escarpments, superb vegetation, and lush landmasses. The mere sight of Lake Barracuda as well as Lake Kayangan can leave you and your partner enchanted.

Batanes

Batanes gained notoriety for being the greenest place in the Philippines. Its lush-green hills and rugged cliffs perfectly complement its lighthouse, stone houses, and blue skies. While there, you and your partner can be swept away by the island’s sheer natural beauty and strong waves. You can walk its rolling hills and feel the wind or watch the waves pound the cliffs. Simply put, the natural beauty of Batanes is just one for the books.

Tagaytay

If you reside in Metro Manila, then Tagaytay City is one of the nearest places that you can visit on your honeymoon, you can get there in three hours or less. It draws honeymooners from Manila and elsewhere due to its exquisite sceneries and cool climate.

Located in Cavite, a high altitude province, you can head over in a heartbeat and take pleasure in your intimate moments. The city is tranquil and serene and surrounded by forests, grasslands, mountains, and so much more.

Subic bay
Located off the west coast of Luzon, Subic Bay is one of the most vibrant and exciting honeymoon spots in the country, particularly in its Northern Region. If you choose this place for your, make sure to include White Rock Waterpark, Magaul Bird Park, and Pamulaklakin Forest Trail, Zoobic Safari, Ocean Adventure and so on, in your itinerary.

Baler

Baler, Aurora has made a name for itself for being one of the best surfing destinations in the Philippines, however, bear in mind that on top of this, it boasts of a unique charm that is simply unlike any other. It is enriched with exquisite mountain sceneries, rocky mountains, and large as well as strong waves, among others. The scenery is simply relaxing and are perfect for honeymooners who want to sit back, relax, and enjoy their post-wedding activity.

Sagada

Sagada is great outdoor place that is perfect for newly-weds who want to enjoy their honeymoon and enjoy the beauty of nature. While there, you can enjoy some of the finest draws that it boasts of like Bokong Waterfalls, Mt. Kite Plan, Sumaguing Cave, and Echo Valley

Since your honeymoon is arguably your most important post-wedding event, it should be done in a place that will perfectly complement your preference, personality, and more. So choose from the list of destinations that were elaborated above. For sure, you will find something that will give you satisfaction, even if you’re a picky traveler. Do you have honeymoon destination that you want to share our readers? Then drop us a message on our comments section.
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