You can often leave your dirty clothes at the hotel and get them back the following day.
If your hotel/guest house doesn’t have this service you can always find laundries around the city. It cheap and your clothes are ironed and clean the following day... I saw this "dhobi-wallah" (man who washes clothes) on the side walk...
Only in India children... only in India...
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 State of Qatar
2EP 31 A, Chandragupta Marg
Telephone: +91-11-2611 7988 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2611 7988 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2611 8787, 2611 8486
Fax: +91-11-2688 6080
Embassy of Romania
A 47, Vasant Marg
Telephone: +91-11-2614 0447 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2614 0447 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2614 0700
Fax: +91-11-2614 0611
Embassy of the Russian Federation
Telephone: +91-11-2687 3799 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2687 3799 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2687 3800, 2687 3802, 2611 0642
Fax: +91-11-2687 6823, 2611 0560, 2410 3961
Web: www.india.mid.ru (External website that opens in a new window)
Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda
41, Paschimi Marg
Telephone: +91-11-28661604 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-28661604 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: +91-11-28661605 SAUDI ARABIA
Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
2, Paschimi Marg,
Telephone: +91-11-2614 4102 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2614 4102 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2614 4073, 2614 4083
Fax: +91-11- 2614 4244, 2614 4201
Embassy of the Republic of Senegal
Telephone: +91-11-2614 7687 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2614 7687 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2614 7025
Fax: +91-11-2614 2422
SERBIA & MONTENEGRO
Embassy of Serbia and Montenegro
Telephone: +91-11-2687 3661 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2687 3661 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2687 2073
Fax: +91-11-2688 5535
Telex: 31-72365 YUAM IN
Singapore High Commission
N-88, Panchsheel Park,
Telephone: +91-11- 41019801 - 04
Web: www.mfa.gov.sg/newdelhi (External website that opens in a new window)
Embassy of the Slovak Republic
Telephone: +91-11-2688 9071 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2688 9071 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2688 5340, 2611 1075, 2410 1015
Fax: +91-11-2687 7941
Embassy of Republic of Slovenia
46, Poorvi Marg,
Telephone: +91-11- 41662891 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11- 41662891 end_of_the_skype_highlighting &93
Fax: +91-11- 41662895
Hear well...meet Dr Clean up
Take a walk round Old delhi, chandni chowk, chawri bazar and you will find a lot of interesting things happening around you.
I guess the royalty is still alive and thriving here, I found this guy getting his ears cleaned near Sunehri mosque, Chandni chowk. Cleaning your ears is such a simple and personal errand to do, but no I think royals didnt bother to do that themselves, so here is one for you....:
The Sunder Nagar neighborhood, in South Delhi very near the Oberoi Hotel, is a great place to do some upscale shopping for art and antiques. The stores surround a central plaza easily accessible from the road that leads from the center of town to Humayun's Tomb. If you get exhausted from spending all that money, take a seat at one of the outdoor cafes for a meal. Or zip into the fantastic bake-shop on the northwest corner of the plaza for a delicious, tooth-destroying Indian sweet.
Train from Delhi to Agra
I bought my train ticket for Delhi to Agra two days in advance, and I bought it from the International Tourist Bureau at New Delhi Railway Station. The ticket was Rs 120 (July 2010) and was for 2nd class SL. I asked for a lower berth, as they have their seat number by the window.
The train was the Jhelum Express continuing to Pune. It arrived to New Delhi Railway Station in time10.25, and as it was good information about where my coach were stopping I found it quickly and took my seat. But because of technical problems we didn’t leave the station until half an hour late. There are supposed to be six persons in each compartment, but at some time we were eight. There were several young and quiet man travelling together. Two of them seemed to never have been on a train. When the conductor arrived there seemed to be some problems with their tickets and one of the older men paid Rs 1500 to the conductor.
The train arrived half an hour late to Agra Cantonment Train Station, at 14.10 in the afternoon. Outside the station building you will find the prepaid taxis to the right and the prepaid auto rickshaws to the left. For Sheela Hotel it was Rs 80 + 2 (service charge). The auto rickshaw driver drove slowly and he talked a lot and showed me a book with comments from other tourists. He tried to persuade me to book the auto rickshaw for the next day but I was not interested, I was going to Fatehpur Sikri (with bus).