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!  

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