Great travel agency
If you would like to rent a car, book some GH, book some transportations or whatever else, I would like to suggest you this man, Mr. Rajesh, owner of the travel agency called SONA TRAVEL.
Two of my friends booked with him a car for their week trip trought Rajasthan and all was ok, cheep and the service absolutely great!
He’s great organizing stuff i.e. sleep in the local house, and such a particular things.
So, I would definitely suggest you his company!
308, Prestige Chambers 15/A Karol Bagh,
The Delhi Metro
Its taken a long time coming for Delhi to decide it needed an efficient mode of public transport-- its now among the citys most talked about features, and the network is fast spreading. The system/network is to be fully in place in time for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth games.
The 'third sex'
Hajiras are voluntary eunuchs (or nullos). The greatest concentration of these members of the 'third sex' is in Mumbai; Delhi, however, also has a large community. In both cities, and elsewhere, they make their livings mostly by singing and dancing -- at weddings, parties of many kinds, and store-openings.
I saw this group in Chandni Chowk. Another tourist stood close to them, took a picture, and was immediately importuned for a 'donation.' I backed away. A bit later I saw a chance to take a photo from a distance. . . .
Though generally held in contempt by most Indians, a hajira recently won election in an important state election. After nearly seven (7) years of George W Bush, I'd probably vote for a hajira myself.
Books books books
In Connaught place are many stores, and many of them are oriented towards tourists. Be this as it may, I can strongly recommend to go here for books. I think there were two, maybe three bookstores in the vicinity, and we opted for the Bookworm at 29B Connaught place. This store had a great selection of books both by native and foreign authors. One of the greatest things about being in another country is surely that you can effortlessly get your hands on books by native writers, even in English. Books that would be really hard to find in your own country.
The staff was very helpful too, and gave us some tips on what authors to chose. We ended up with quite a pile each...
Traveling by train across India for tourists!!
leaving you lots of information if you want to travel in India by train:
Facilities for International Tourist
The International Tourist Bureaus are located at various important cities all over India. In Northern Railway these are at the following locations :
KOLKATA CHENNAI BANGALORE AHMEDABAD
SECUNDERABAD JAIPUR JODHPUR VARANASI
NEW DELHI AGRA-CANTT. AURANGABAD MUMBAI
RAMESHWARAM VADODARA VASCO-DA-GAMA
New Delhi, Varanasi and Jodhpur offices are known as International Tourist Bureau. International Tourist Bureau at New Delhi functions from 08:00hrs to 20:00hrs from Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from 08:00hrs to 14:00hrs.Foreign Tourist Rail Reservation Counter at Delhi Tourism & Transport Development Corporation situated at Indra Gandhi International Airport at Arrival Lounge. These provide assistance to the foreign tourists and NRIs regarding enquiries, booking, reservation and travel planning etc.
International Tourist Bureaus issue reserved tickets to the Foreign Tourists and NRIs holding valid passport against payment in US dollars, Pounds, Sterling and in Rupees against Encashment Certificate. These Bureaus also sell Indrail passes which enable a tourists to travel wherever he likes, whenever he likes and whichever trains he likes within the validity period. Indrail pass however, does not guaranty reserved accommodation.
The fares of Indrail Passes are in US dollars. The important rules are printed on the Indrail passes.
The foreign tourists can also purchase Indrail passes from the General Sales Agents appointed abroad and Rail Travel Agents appointed in India.
A separate foreign tourist quota has been provided in all classes and almost all the trains for the facility of the tourists.
A tourist can obtain reservations against Indrail passes from any reservation office over Indian Railways.
For getting any clarifications regarding use of Indrail passes and facilities to the foreign tourists, the passengers should contact at :
International Tourist Bureau,
New Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi- 110 001
Phone : 91-11-23405156,23346804, Fax: 91-11-23343050
INDRAIL PASS :
To explore the splendor of multi-faceted India, Indrail Passes provide excellent value and enhances the charm of holidays from abroad. Indrail Passes offer visitors on a budget, the facility of travel as they like, over the entire Indian Railways system, without any route restriction within the period of validity of the ticket. These passes can only be purchased by foreign nationals and NRIs on payment of U.S. Dollars, Pound Sterling and other convertible foreign currencies. The pass holder is not required to pay any reservation fee, super fast charges or surcharge for the journey. The Indrail passes have been made more attractive for transit and short stay visitors. The passes are now also available for half day, two days and four days for the facility of visitors arriving by international flights and visiting only one or two connecting destinations. Indrail passes are sold through General Sales Agents abroad, Indian Airlines and Air-India's overseas outlets at Oman, Australia, Malaysia, UK, Germany, Finland, UAE, Bangladesh, South Africa, Kuwait, Bahrain, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
In India, Indrail passes are available for sale in Tourist Bureaus at major Railway Stations