Asia exploring trip
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Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Cycle through the winding streets of Mehrauli, considered one of the seven ancient cities of Delhi. Not only a tour, this journey is an inspirational story. Your hosts are three former homeless children who became licensed guides to show travelers...
Tughlaqabad Fort, Tughlakabad, New Delhi, Delhi 110044, India
Building began on this fort in the year 1321 AD. It is a citadel with towers, fortifications, and bastions. The fort is a beautiful half-day experience perfectly suited to that point in your travel itinerary when your head is spinning from the...
Janpath Rd, Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India
Showcasing over 5,000 years of weapons, paintings, artifacts, jewelry, photography, and manuscripts, the National Museum is the largest in India. The exhibitions are expansive and span three floors. Volunteers lead daily guided tours at set times,...
Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Shop, dine, or grab a cocktail in the center of Delhi—literally. Connaught Place, or CP, is one of the largest business and financial centers positioned in the epicenter of the city. There is an eclectic mix of local stores, international shops,...
Metro Station, Westend Marg, Freedom Fighter Colony, Near, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India
Stimulate your senses at a 20-acre space designed to reconnect humanity with nature. The Garden of Five Senses offers modern art sculptures, herb gardens, bamboo courts, pools of water lilies, and a solar energy park. Smell the almost 200...
Sri Aurobindo Marg, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023, India
Yes, Dilli Haat caters to tourists-- but locals go there too. It's a permanent space set up by Delhi Tourism that has rotating and permanent vendors from many different parts of India. That said, anytime we're looking for some souvenirs or...
Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
About to ascend the steps of the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, I am forced to shelter when a sudden storm breaks over Old Delhi. An elderly Indian and I look out at the mosque from the safety of a nearby shop.
Janpath Ln, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
New Delhi’s original power hotel, The Imperial opened in 1936 and played host to celebrities and historic figures: It was here, rather than at Connaught Place that Pandit Nehru, Mahatama Gandhi, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and Lord Mountbatten met...
Auditorium Complex, Sector 29, Near IFFCO Metro Station, Sector 29, Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India
Imagine an experience that epitomizes (and combines) Disney World, Bollywood Theater, Las Vegas, Broadway, and Indian culture... Welcome to Kingdom of Dreams, so aptly named because the grand venue was created to evoke the dreams of children of...
50, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
My friend's cousin was showing us around Delhi and promised us a fine-dining experience that night at the Luxury Collection ITC Hotel's Bukhara. Known as a restaurant favorited by Bill Clinton, I was of course eagerly anticipating this meal but...
Shop No:A/16 Near Inner Circle Road, Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Established in 1926, Wenger's is an icon in Connaught Place. It is one of the oldest bakeries in Delhi offering breads, patties, cakes, pastries, cookies, and chocolates. I usually order a slice of almond cake or chocolate lasagna, though the...
2816, Ajmal Khan Rd, Block 34P, Beadonpura, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110005, India
Kulfi is a popular Indian frozen dessert. Compared to ice cream, it is denser and creamier (more like frozen custard) and often topped with pistachios and cardamom. Roshan di Kulfi isn't big on ambiance but they know how to dish out rich, velvety...
Minto Bridge Colony, Barakhamba, New Delhi, Delhi 110002, India
Walking, rather than riding, through Old Delhi is the best way to experience this exotic place. Wend your way through narrow passages and see old residential areas impossible to reach by rickshaw. Just hire one of the rickshaw guides by Jama...
Kaccha Bagh Area, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest markets in Old Delhi. Like so many other old city bazaars, it is filled alleyways lined with hundreds of little shops that are clustered into areas according to the items they sell. There is the fabric section,...
North Wing, VIPPS Centre, Plot No. 2, L.S.C. Masjid Moth, Greater Kailash II, Masjid Moth, Greater Kailash, New Delhi, Delhi 110048, India
Smokehouse Grill is a true novelty in the hospitality scene of Delhi. It's an absolute treat for beef-starved tourists in India. It’s one of the very few places in Delhi that has started serving India’s holy animal on a plate. Aside from the...
Noida Mor, Pandav Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110092, India
Explore 10,000 years of India's history, culture, architecture, and spirituality on over sixty acres of manicured grounds. Akshardham is an elaborate Swaminarayan temple complex that features an IMAX theater, musical fountains, sunken gardens, and...
Mathura Road Opposite Dargah, Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Delhi 110013, India
Want a sneak peek of the Taj Mahal? Completed in 1572, Humayun's tomb was the first garden-tomb in India and inspired many architectural wonders, including the iconic Taj Mahal. The best view is from directly outside the main entrance, where the...
Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
It's March in India and magical beings are growing all around you! So grab your camera bag, put on some walking shoes, and enjoy the parks of New Delhi. I'm sure this tree has a very dignified Latin name and a sonorous Hindi common name, but I...
C-98, Cement Godown Gali, Swarn Park Udyog Nagar, Mundka, Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat, New Delhi, Delhi 110041, India
Spice Route is a heavenly experience where deep colors meet exotic spices. Located in the grand Imperial Hotel, I found the restaurant to be one of the most visually stunning places I’ve ever seen. Restaurants in 5-star hotels are generally known...
The Lodhi, Lodhi Rd, CGO Complex, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Name the award, and most likely it has been presented to Indian Accent: Top 100 Restaurants Worldwide. 50 Best Restaurants in Asia. Best Restaurant in India. Best Fine Dining in Delhi. Best New Indian Restaurant. Best North Indian Restaurant. And...
NH 8, Ambience Island, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India
India is very lucky to have three locations of this Michelin-starred, London-based restaurant: Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi. Yauatcha is a casual yet modern Chinese tea and dim sum house. They also offer loose-leaf teas, wok items, and...
Lodhi Road, Opp. Mausam Bhavan, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
The intimate, dimly-lit setting of Lodi – the Garden Restaurant provides the perfect place for a romantic rendezvous or a business dinner. There’s a beautiful outdoor deck that overlooks the lush Lodhi Gardens or you can opt for the cozy confines...
E-42 & 43, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, Block E, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Exuding a warm, dimly-lit ambiance, Q’BA is popularly known as the “inner circle jewel” of Connaught Place, the central commercial hub of New Delhi. It’s a well-decorated, modern lounge/bar located in E block and offers a wide variety of...
no k, 15, Connaught Circus, Block K, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Sagar Ratna serves authentic, vegetarian South Indian cuisine. There are now over 30 locations across Delhi—a true testament to its goodness and popularity. It has also been the recipient of the Times Food Award since 2003, including Best South...
No. 66, Opp Cafe Coffee Day, Middle Lane, Khan Market, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
The Blue Door Cafe is an eclectic space in Khan Market featuring an art gallery, terrace, and, yes, a bright blue door. Breakfast is served all day, including crepes, smoothies, and waffles. Locals flock for the Mont Blanc shake while expats...
Block-4a, Qutab Enclave, Dlf Corporate Park Phase III, Mehrauli, Jacobpura, Sector 12, Gurugram, Haryana 122022, India
Appropriately, nashta translates to "breakfast" in Hindi. It is also Gurgaon's first virtual, delivery-only restaurant. Call between 6am and 1pm and your dishes will be delivered within one hour. The menu changes daily and includes Lebanese,...
Building No: 5, DLF cyber city, Near Indian Oil Petrol Pump, DLF Cyber City, DLF Phase 2, Sector 24, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India
The pulse of Delhi has often been brewed in chai, a spiced tea. Generally there are four core ingredients: black tea, milk, spices, and sweetener. (The spices vary depending on the region, though the most common are cardamom, ginger, cloves, and...
Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
Travel for me is exploration. I think at some level, I'm still pretending to be a little boy playing in the woods "discovering" everything there was to see down by the creek where I grew up. As an adult, I'm more interested in food, people and...
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Holi is a Hindu celebration that occurs at the end of the winter season on the last full day of the lunar month Phalguna, generally in February/March. As bonfires are lit to signify a devotion to Lord Vishnu, the God of Preservation, people gather...
Sujan Sing Park North, Sujan Singh Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Khan Market is consistently ranked one of the most expensive commercial real estate locations in the world. But don't let this deter you from visiting the collection of shops and restaurants. There are several moderately priced stores, like Fab...
Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi, India
The narrow alleys of Hauz Khas Village are ripe with modern goods. Young designer Gautam Sinha sells gorgeous leather bags and luggage (shown) at Nappa Dori (Ste. 4, 91/(0) 98-1040-0778). The über-hip hang out at Ultrastore, a furniture shop...
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