Next cycling holiday New Dehli

Today I want to talk about a trip I am planning and take you through how I plan a trip. My destination of choice is India. I have always been mesmerized by India. It has an enchanting allure. India has been on my travel bucket list since I was young. I find India fascinating everything from the culture and history of India to the food and people. It is so endearing.

You all know I love History and I am excited to learn more about India. This trip will be my husband and me. I love all things culture and he loves cycling. So I am hoping to combine the two at some point. We have decided on our first trip to India that we will head to New Dehli.

First I need to lock down the flights. As you know I am in Scotland. The flight will be Glasgow to London Heathrow then on to New Dehli. This will be about 12 hours. I actually thought it would be longer. Yes this is going to be an expensive trip I will need to save hard for this travel. I always have a travel budget set aside for big adventure. 

Next up, I need to make an online hotel booking in New Dehli. Thank goodness for the internet. How did we book hotels before the internet? I am using Cleartrip to find the best deal. I have the hotels down to a top two. One being Welcomhotel Dwarka and the other being The Lalit New Delhi. Both have modern spacious rooms with all the amenities you could want and more.  There really are so many choices on Cleartrip.

So our flights and hotel are sorted. Now its time to make a list of what we really want to do whilst we are in New Delhi. Yes, I want to immerse myself in the culture, the markets, the rickshaws the people but also You know I need to see as much of the history as I possibly can. I will, of course, need a couple of rest day If at all possible. To chill out and relax at the hotel spa. Especially as I have quite a long list of things I want to see and do on our trip.
Of course, first up is no shock the Taj Mahal. I have dreamed of visiting here since I was young. I remember seeing photos of Diana princess of wales standing so elegantly outside this gorgeous building and It was hard to imagine something so beautiful could be built so long ago.
The Red Fort. I can not wait to go here. This is was the home to Mughal dynasty for over 200 years. It is an architectural masterpiece. It also has an onsite museum. Which you know I will love as I love to learn a new fact or two about history. 

Humayun's Tomb. This is another building from the Mughal dynasty. I have heard it is one of the most beautiful tombs in the world. I won't go too far into the history of everything as this is another post on its own.

I would love to book a trip to see the tigers in the wild. This is something I will really need to look into further. This would be a big dream come true. But since this will be our first trip to India. I don't want to spend a lot of time travelling. Maybe we will have to come back to do a specific safari type tour. 

I will also be booking one of the many cycle tours. I think this will be a fun and unique way to see the sights of New Dehli. I know my husband will love this. 

This is my initial trip planning. I still have a long way to go. Have you been to India? What do you recommend to do and see? What cannot be missed? Now that our online hotel booking and flights are sorted. Its time to get even more excited to discover this wonderful country for ourselves. 

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