A couple summers back,
Tyler had to spend a month in India
for his final project at Oxford.
I was busy with work here
so I wasn't able to go
until the last two weeks.
While he traveled everywhere
during those weeks without me,
I got to join him on the tail end
for the real highlights:
New Delhi, Agra
and a week in at a villa in Goa.
DElhI + AGRA
LE MERIDIEN DELHI: You know when you see movies or pictures of Asian hotels and think "Is that real?," well... that's how this place was upon entering. It was huge and opulent to a degree I have never experienced. Rooms are very westernized and the service amazing. If they offer chai upon arrival, say yes. It's a treat.
TAJ MAHAL: If you're staying in Delhi, carve out a day to trek to the nearby town of Agra. While it's only about 50 kilometers away, it will be about a 4 hour journey by car because of the insane traffic. Most hotels can link you up with a driver for a fee. Read about how we saved money on our visit in my post here.
DILLI HAAT MARKET: This outdoor market is a must when you visit Delhi. It's a bit of a sanctuary from the chaos of the streets (as it charges a small admission to enter). Find souvenirs like sandals, bracelets and small homewares inside. Read my full post about it here.
NOI VARO: This villa was incredible. With meals prepared, a private pool, and staff you would have thought we would be millionaires to stay there. We were pampered with delicious meals and in-home reflexology massages (1 hour for $6!). Well, we weren't- and still aren't. We were there in low season and the prices were great. The owner has several neat properties that I definitely recommend for your stay in India.
Find all my India posts here.
Watch our trip video here.