Delicacies in Delhi
Indians, for geographical, agricultural and hence habitual reasons savour spicy food and sweets of various kind. Delhi being a conglomerate of different cultures can serve people with a Bengali preparation of rassogollas, sandesh, north Indian sweet phirni, kheer, peda, laddoo or Punjabi delicacy pinni.
Delhi is proud of the road side dhabas and restaurants it has. Old Delhi boasts of food joints almost a century old like the 'Karims'. The most popular cuisine is mughlai. The food is cooked in the clay ovens or the 'tandoors'. The dishes include 'korma' or pot roasts, 'kababs', and 'biriyanis'. The best of south Indian food --dosas, idilies, uttapams etc-- can be had at the Sagar Group of Restaurants, Andhra Bhavan and Udupi. Half of the Delhi population consists Chaat of Delhiof Punjabis, owing to the vicinity of Punjab and having Pakistani immigrants. Thus the abundance of Punjabi food which is a mixture of vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations. Its speciality is that it has high oil content and includes milk preparations too. Of this Delhi is famous for Chaat and Kulche , Bhalle etc.
Then there is North Indian traditional `pucca ' or `kutcha ' food which is essentially vegetarian; ought to be cooked with highest degree of hygiene ; basic difference between the two is fried and non fried ;Spices and Vegetables tastes best when an Indian housewife cooks and serves with affection.
Of course , globalisation has brought MNCs like KFC and Mc Donalds to India , there are Nirula's and Wimpy's in league with them . The five star hotels like Maurya, Taj, Oberio, Park, Ashoka, and others serve Chinese , Continental , Thai , Mughlai and Indian cuisines.
Delhi’s summer months range from April to July and even when I was there early April, the temperatures were up around 35C. They can however get as high as 45C and dry with some dusty winds. October to November and February to March are probably the best and most comfortable time to visit. Most of the rainy season happens between July and September
Moghul Gardens Open 11Feb to 13 March Every Year
The Mughal Garden is located in the premises of the President house. This garden is not opened to public viewing. During the spring seasons of February and March, when the garden is in full bloom people are allowed inside. This garden have some exotic and rare flower plants. The dwarf orange trees and numerous Rose plants are special attraction in the garden. The fountains add to the beauty of the place.
Opening Time 10 AM to 4 PM
One of South Delhi's original and popular malls... Ansal plaza is located close to South extension.
The mall consists of 3 floors worth of shops, restaurants and offices, an amphitheater and multi-level parking in the basement.
Weekends can be pretty crowded here and all of south Delhi's shoppers seem to have decended here and finding parking can take a while sometimes, especially in the evening hours. Shoppers stop, Planet sports, Music world, Marks and Spencer, etc are some of the stores here, besides several others... Also, restaurants like Geoffreys, Pizza express, Oriental Bloom and Restaurant de Seoul...
the cows on the road
Yes, yes you will see some cows along the road here and there in New Delhi. They are usually placidily lying around on the islands in the middle of th road. Poor things are let out by their owners to forage during the day. This is illegal and the delhi government is trying to take steps to prosecute the owners recently.