Entering the Red Fort
I am too lazy to upload and type so many of my Red Fort photos, any idea how to get all my photos all one shot uploaded. Anyway I simply pick one and build a tip. Here is a group of ladies waiting under a shady tree at the Red Fort entrance, I don't know what they want but they keep looking at me probably I look too funny to them.
Telephone number of Embassies in New Delhi, India
When travelling to another country its much better to have the contact detail of the embassy/consulate of your native country with you, even have it handy in case you need to contact them for any reason!! Hopefully you wouldn't need it and will leave India with good memories :-) Here is a contact detail of some of them in New Delhi, the information was accurate at the time of posting!!
All numbers in this list are New Delhi area code prefix (011)
If dialing from abroad prefix the number with country code +91-11+Embassy telephone number:
Embassy of the Republic of Somalia
A 7, Defence Colony
Telephone: +91-11-2433 5026/32
Telex: 31-65010 ESDR IN
High Commission of the Republic of South Africa
Telephone: +91-11-2614 9411-19
Fax: +91-11-2614 3605;2614-4504
Web: www.home-affairs.gov.za (External website that opens in a new window)
Embassy of Spain
12, Prithvi Raj Road
Telephone: +91-11-5129 3000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-5129 3000 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: +91-11-5129 3020
High Commissioner for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Telephone: +91-11-2301 0201 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2301 0201 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2301 0202, 2301 0203, 2301 7498
Fax: +91-11-2379 3604
Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan
Plot No 3
Telephone: +91-11-2687 3785 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2687 3785 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2687 3746, 2687 3185
Fax: +91-11-2688 3758
Web: www.sudanembassyindia.org (External website that opens in a new window)
Embassy of the Republic of Suriname
C-15, Malcha Marg
Telephone: +91-11-2688 8453 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2688 8453 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 54
Fax: +91-11-2688 8450
Web: www.embsurnd.com (External website that opens in a new window)
Embassy of Sweden
Telephone: +91-11-2419 7100 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2419 7100 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: +91-11-2688 5401, 2688 5540
Embassy of Switzerland
Telephone: +91-11-2687 8534 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2687 8534 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2687 8372, 2687 8373, 687 8374
Fax: +91-11-2687 3093, 2611 2220
Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic
D 5/8, Vasant Marg
Telephone: +91-11-2614 0233 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2614 0233 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2614 8298
Fax: +91-11-2614 3107 TAJIKISTAN
Embassy of Tajikistan
Telephone: +91-11- 2615 4282 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11- 2615 4282 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: +91-11- 2615 4282
High Commission for the United Republic of Tanzania
F-63, Poorvi Marg
Telephone: +91-11-26153148 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-26153148 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 26153249
Royal Thai Embassy
56 N, Nyaya Marg
Telephone: +91-11-2611 8103 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2611 8103 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2611 8104, 2611 5678
Fax: +91-11-2687 2029
Web: www.thaiemb.org.in (External website that opens in a new window)
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
High Commission for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Telephone: +91-11-2688 8427 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2688 8427 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2688 8447
Fax: +91-11-2688 8463
Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia
A-42, Vasant Marg
Telephone: +91-11-2614 5346 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2614 5346 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2614 5349, 2614 5351
Fax: +91-11-2614 5301
Telex: 31-72162 AMTU IN
Embassy of the Republic of Turkey
Telephone: +91-11-2410 1921 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2410 1921 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2688 9053, 2688 9054
Fax: +91-11-2688 1409
Embassy of Turkmenistan
C-11, West End Colony,
Telephone: +91-11- 2467 6526 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11- 2467 6526 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: +91-11- 2467 6527
The worlds most beautiful building
I think most people know about this place and have seen tons of pictures of it. But when you see it for the first time in real life, it still takes your breathe away for its shear beauty and proportions. I actually saw it for the first time from the rooftop of my hotel and whilst I sat eating my lunch, I just couldn't take my eyes of it!
Ok, the story goes like this. The Taj Mahal was constructed between 1631 and 1654 and its construction is said to have been done by a workforce of 22,000 that contained among others laborers, Naqqashi laborers, painters, stonecutters, garden-layers, gardeners, embroidery artists and masons. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned its construction as a mausoleum for Arjumand Begum, who was re-christened Mumtaz after her marriage to him. It is said that Shah Jahan was very much pained by the death of his favourite wife when she died giving birth to their 14th child. He constructed this mausoleum so that its pleasant site would give him solace. The tombs of both Mumtaz and Shah Jahan lie in the tomb chamber on a raised platform surrounded by marble lattice screens.
Open: 6am-7pm. Admission: Rs750 for foreigners.
Delhi is a marvellous place for shoppers. The Connaught Place, the colonnaded shopping area in the centre of town, offers good shopping. An entire range of Indian handicrafts and handlooms from all over the country can be found at the State Emporia on Baba Kharak Singh Marg and at the Central Cottage Industries Emporium on Janpath. Shops along the Janpath offer garments, leather work, curios, fabric and fine jewellery.
The Crafts Museum Complex and the Dilli Haat have an array of bargains ranging from pottery and paintings to shawls, saris and charming rural ambience. The Hauz Khas Village provides an interesting excursion to a village – turned – boutique complex. At Santhusti near Ashok Hotel, interesting boutiques are set in a landscaped garden.
Chandni Chowk the once elegant ‘shopping mall’ of the Mughals is now a frantically busy area, but its little lanes often selling just silks, jewellery, semi precious stones or brassware are fascinating to explore and marvellous for picking up bargains
The Hindustan Ambassador, a car based on the British Morris Oxford III, has been produced in India since 1958. Beautiful cars, they are most frequently used as taxis, and are a good way to get around Delhi until you're comfortable with tuk-tuks!
I'm so ashamed I didn't get a photo of one!
We took an ambassador from the airport, and within ten minutes were involved in our first minor crash! Funny though, after a bit of fist-shaking, the two guys were chatting away in a very friendly manner, as if nothing had happened. Very different to the way we handle accidents in Britain.