DESTINATION. Incredible India.

I’ve always wanted to go to India. After a failed attempt some years ago, I’ve more than made up for it. Much is left to be explored in Incredible India, as they say, but here are my favorite spots from my visits:

EAT & DRINK.

Fio Cookhouse & Bar – dinner, dessert, drinks.

Nehru Place, New Delhi / +91 11 2628 1026

Amour – romantic rooftop in Haus Khaz.

30 Haus Khaz Village, New Delhi / +91 96 5412 66887

Shalom – go find out what ‘sufi night’ is. You’ll like it.

N – 10, First Floor, N Block Market, Greater Kailash, New Delhi / +91 98 9993 3440

Shiro – think giant Buddha and epic cocktails.

Samrat Hotel, Kautilya Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi / +91 11 2687 6311

Wenger’s – an old Delhi institution amongst all Delhi bakeries.

A-16, Middle Cir, Block A, Connaught Place, New Delhi / +91 11 2332 4373

The Flying Saucer Café – shisha and cocktail escape in busy Nehru Place.

204, Bipin Chandra Pal Marg, Nehru Place, New Delhi / +91 11 3310 6257

Swagath – proper Indian food. It’s what you’re in India for, isn’t it?

C-8, Ground Floor, Main Market, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi / +91 11 4183 0613

STAY.

Samode Palace – sleep and eat like a royal, minus the monkeys.

Village Samode, Tehsil Chomu, District Jaipur – 303806, Rajasthan / +91 14 2324 0014

EXPLORE.

Janpath Market – a central road in Delhi full of tourist crafts. For better souvenirs, veer of the path to Cottage Industries nearby.

Connaught Place – full of life and street food, combine with your trip to see the Parliament Buildings and India Gate. Come on, tick those boxes.

Dilli Haat – go on, get your tourist fun of shopping in an Indian market out of the way. This place is FUN.

Haus Khaz – lively part of town, full of bars and restaurants.

Akshardham – a wonderful BAPS temple. A bit out of Delhi central, but so worth it.

Bangla Sahib Gurudwara – leave your shoes behind, and find some peace at a Sikh temple.

Taj Mahal – did you know it’s surrounded by two identical buildings on each side?

Fatehpur Sikri – old Mughal city with an impressive fort – watch out for the goats!

Amber Fort & Palace – old time opulence is clear here, with sweeping views of the Rajasthani land below!

 

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