New Delhi in India has been described as a place to become immersed in the “vibrant intellectual life of the city” by a writer.

New Delhi in India has been described as a place to become immersed in the “vibrant intellectual life of the city” by a writer.

Writing for the Telegraph, novelist Aamer Hussein said he was “immediately taken by the elegance and grace of its architecture and its monuments of a sense of history that pervaded its topography and its skyline”.

He recommends the Turtle Cafe in the Full Circle bookshop, the India International Centre and the India Habitat Centre near the Lodi Gardens as great places to meet up with friends for a drink.

For dinner in New Delhi, he suggested the Park Baluchi in Hauz Khas – which is a historical part of the city with art galleries and handicraft shops, he added.

Travellers who are new to the destination should take in the sights of Humayun’s Tomb, the Red Fort, Hauz Khas and the Lodi Gardens, he continued.

According to Newdelhi.net, the Humayun tomb took eight years to complete, is considered to be an example of early Mughal architecture and is said to have been a prototype for the Taj Mahal in Agra.

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