Thanks for the response and the wishes. Your views are precised and I will let you know whether I need your help when we come to Delhi. I have your number and I shall contact you when necessary. I also want to buy gold in Delhi,can you suggest me some good places for that?
Thanks for your views and if you read my post again, I have mentioned that I've been to all the places youve mentioned, thats the reason I need to know about the Off beat places. Strange views regarding the weather..One says its very hot and other suggest heavy rains..Anyway, I wish it should not spoil our party..!!
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 Sultanate of Oman
EP 10 & 11, Chandragupta Marg
Telephone: +91-11-2688 5622 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2688 5622 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2688 5623
Fax: +91-11-2688 5621
High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
2/50 G, Shantipath
Telephone: +91-11-2611 0601 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2611 0601 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 03, 05, 2467 6004, 2467 8467
Fax: +91-11-2687 2339
Telex: 31-65270 PARP IN
Embassy of the State of Palestine
D 1/27, Vasant vihar
Telephone: +91-11-2614 6605 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2614 6605 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2614 2859
Fax: +91-11-2614 2942
Embassy of Panama
C -321, Defence Colony
Telephone: +91-11- 2433 2684 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11- 2433 2684 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2433 5627
Fax: +91-11-2433 5631
Embassy of Paraguay
B-11 Vasant Marg,
Vasant Vihar, Ground floor,
Telephone: +91-11-4270 5671 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-4270 5671 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 4 & 5
Fax: +91-11-4270 5672
Embassy of the Republic of Peru
Telephone: +91-11-2614 1154 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2614 1154 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2615 2294
Fax: +91-11-2614 1155
Embassy of the Philippines
50 N, Nyaya Marg
Telephone: +91-11-2410 1120 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2410 1120 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2688 9091
Fax: 2687 6401
Embassy of the Republic of Poland
250 M, Shantipath
Telephone: +91-11-5149 6900 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-5149 6900 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2467 9161
Fax: +91-11-2687 1914, 2687 2033
Telex: 3172192 MORH PL
Embassy of Portugal
8, Olof Palme Marg
Telephone: +91-11-2614 2215 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2614 2215 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2614 2212
Fax: +91-11-2615 2837, 26141343
Web: www.embportindia.com (External website that opens in a new window)
DDA Sports complexs and new stadiums
The commonwealth games 2010 held in the city, have meant a lot of new sports infrastructure being created... New and rennovated stadiums are littered all across the city now. Its a challenge on how to utilise this fresh capacity now that the games are over.
Also, the Delhi Development Authority has a number of sports complexes around the city.
They offer a range of options- golf, tennis, hockey, soccer, basketball, badminton, swimming, fitness centers and of course cricket- amongst other sports.
The Siri Fort sports complex is one of the first, and probably one that offers the best facilities, including several new ones built or the commonwealth games...
Membership can be corporate membership, or even temporary 3 months and daily casual usage options. Golf clubs and balls can be rented... for most other sports, you get your own stuff.
Purchase Purchase Purchase!
Chadni Chowk is a VERY famous shopping bazaar in India. If you are in Delhi, this is a MUST-SEE! When shopping, make sure to check the prices of your chosen item in many stores, or you will definitely buy something for a higher price than you could have!
Bargain AWAY! Make sure to ask 1/2 of the price of what is posted, and then go from there, you will find that you will get many good deals this way. There are gorgeous cloths, pottery, other sandalwood carving, EVERYTHING! Not much, remember, in India 100 rupees is = to 2.5 American Dollars! So keep that in mind when buying!
Getting around this huge city
Delhi is pretty enormous, and most of the city is not well-suited for walking--it's too big, too hot, and the sidewalks tend to be filthy or non-existent in most places. The areas right around the Red Fort (Old Delhi) and Connaught Place are walkable, but to get to most of Delhi's major sights you will need to use a vehicle. Three-wheeler open taxis are a good and cheap method of getting around town--especially now that the air pollution in Delhi has abated somewhat. If it's summer, do yourself a favor and hire a car with air conditioning--the heat, dust, and pollution will kill you. Be prepared to spend a lot of time getting from one place to another, since Delhi is a huge city.