Updated: Mar 30, 2022
Home to over 1.3 billion people India is one of the most hectic places I have ever visited, with every street and market being overcrowded it can be quite overwhelming to navigate your way around. Among all the chaos there are some truly extraordinary places to see. The 'Golden Triangle' is a very popular tour route and will visit New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
Delhi is the capital of India and was also the first destination on my tour, my first impressions of India I have to admit I had very mixed. On one hand, the city seemed so vibrant and energetic, on the other side it was very polluted and had visible poverty-stricken areas.
What to see in New Delhi...
Built in 1931 as a war memorial for the soldiers that lost their lives in WW1 and stands at an impressive 42 meters high. The area around the arch is bustling with locals selling their products, as a tourist, you will definitely get a lot of attention here so factor in a little extra time during your visit.
This beautiful building is the final resting place of Emperor Humayun. The building walls both inside and out are covered with intricate decorations. The views looking out to the surrounding gardens are also worth the visit.
Isa Khan's Tomb
Housed within the Mughal gardens along with the Humayans Tomb, Isa Khan's tomb is very different to most Indian architecture and one of the most unique tombs I visited. I recommend booking your tours in advance and most tours will allow access to see both Isa Khans Tomb and Humans Tomb.
This is a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi and as one of the most respected people in India, it is no surprise that this monument has become a place of pilgrimage for many people to pay their respects.