“Namaste”: my postcard from New Delhi

Namaste my postcard from New Delhi POST

Inspired by: After five jampacked days in India, including two at the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Event (DWEN), I’m exhausted but inspired by the amazing women I’ve met and the new ideas that are now swirling around my brain.

In love with: The Leela Palace Hotel. In terms of service and luxury, this hotel is a must-visit if you’re in New Delhi. I would return there in a heartbeat. In fact, I think I’m ready to move in. Here are some highlights …


Leela Palace Hotel daily treats MEDIUM

Every day, new exotic treats appear in your room as if by magic.


Leela Palace Hotel TV in bathroom MEDIUM

When you're in the bath, the mirror in front of you turns into a television. My idea of heaven.


Leela Palace Hotel bed MEDIUM

The room is gorgeous and every single detail is stunning.


Leela Palace Hotel desk area MEDIUM

There is a butler for every floor. So if you want an iron, tea, towels, anything ... it's there within seconds.


Amazed by: The DWEN goodie bag which included the sleek new Dell XPS13 ultrabook. Love this device.

DWEN goodies bag MEDIUM

Not thrilled by: The five-hour bus trip to Agra, only because I managed to throw up about 20 times. Lovely.

Taj Mahal sunrise MEDIUM

Taj Mahal at sunrise


Gobsmacked by: The Taj Mahal at sunrise. Pretty magical. Enough said.


Daggy shoes covers Taj Mahal MEDIUM

Here are the attractive shoe covers you wear when you explore the Taj Mahal.


Now I have a penchant for: Lychee martinis. I’m blaming Emma Isaacs for this! It was great to share the DWEN experience with some wonderful women, including the lovely Emma Isaacs and Cathie Reid.

Emma Isaacs, Cathie Reid and yours truly about to head off to the opening night dinner.


About Valerie Khoo

Valerie Khoo is founder and national director of the Australian Writers' Centre, the country's leading centre for writing courses. She is a journalist, blogger and author. Her latest book is "Power Stories: The 8 stories you MUST tell to build an epic business" (Wiley). Valerie is a keynote speaker, small business commentator, and investor and mentor to startups and businesses in Australia.
  • http://www.lillyslife.com/ Lilly

    Looks amazing.

    • valeriekhoo

      Thanks Lilly. It was fab indeed. If you don’t count the 20 chucks!