Exploring New Delhi, India

New Delhi is the capital of India. When I think of New Delhi, first thing that comes on my mind will be none other than Taj Mahal. Thankfully, this trip of mine I managed to catch a visit to the Taj Mahal (one of the Seven Wonders of the World).

I travelled by Singapore Airlines to New Delhi after my experience with Jet Airways the last visit to Mumbai.

Singapore Airlines offers the best sky dining experience.

In New Delhi, I stayed in Hyatt Regency Delhi. 

This is the morning view from the hotel room that I am in. Beautiful view.

Sagar Ratna Delhi restaurant serves South and North Indian cuisines. Food is authentic. 

Khan Chacha is a fast food joint located in Connaught Place, Delhi and serves great finger food like chicken tikka roll, mutton seekh, fish tikka, kebabs, etc… Good for quick fix meal.

Basil & Thyme takes fine dining to a whole new level. The Moussaka (layers of zucchini, eggplant and potato topped with baked cheese and minced lamb) is hell of a dish. Savour it if you have a chance.

While sightseeing, saw this interesting scene where cows are grazing the road. 

Didn’t know that cars and cows can co-exist on the road. 😎

The India Gate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath of New Delhi, India. Even though a war memorial, it evokes the architectural style of the triumphal arch. 

There are many local markets in Delhi, Sarojini Nagar Market, Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, Lajpat Nagar and many more.

This is one of those market that you see in Delhi.

Another is the Lajpat Nagar market, a popular shopping area where you can get whatever you desire – accessories, clothes, footwear, bags, etc.

Enjoying a burger at Johnny Rockets (same concept as in Billy Bombers) while shopping in Select Citywalk (a shopping mall located in the Saket District Centre, in Saket, New Delhi).

The long awaited trip to visit the Taj Mahal is here finally after a 4 hour drive from New Delhi to Agra. This is the place to start from before proceeding to the Taj Mahal.

Look at this beautiful view of the Taj Mahal. The 4 hour ride is definitely worth doing so. 

The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned 1628-1658), to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. 

The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”.

Visiting Taj Mahal is one of those, been there, done that, kind of activity. Will I go back there again? Answer is probably not as I do not wish to experience the long travelling distance again.

Bukhara is one of the legendary restaurants of Delhi and a favourite for people who enjoy food from the north west frontier. Their leg of lamb is a must try dish as the mutton literally melts in your mouth. The other recommended dish would be the Tandoori Tiger Prawn.

Well, this is all I have to share on my New Delhi experience. Hope you enjoy reading them.

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