When in Delhi, or any part of India, mostly the North, during the winter, it gets as low as the 40s, so its not always cotton clothing. If traveling in the winter, make SURE you bring some warm clothes, or even better, buy them in Delhi. The clothing is EXTREMELY cheap (3 US dollars maybe?) and very high quality and warm. :) have fun traveling in the great and wonderful 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:
Uganda High Commission
Telephone: +91-11-2614 5817 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2614 5817 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2614 4413
Fax: +91-11-2614 4405
Embassy of Ukraine
E 1/8, Vasant Vihar
Telephone: +91-11-2614 6041 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2614 6041 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2614 6042
Fax: +91-11- 2614 6043
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
5EP 12, Chandragupta Marg
Telephone: +91-11-2467 0830 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2467 0830 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2467 0945, 2687 2822, 2687 2937
Fax: +91-11-2687 3272 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2687 3272 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
British High Commission
Telephone: +91-11-2687 2161 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2687 2161 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: +91-11-2687 0068, 2687 2882, 2687 0062, 2687 0060
Web: www.ukinindia.com (External website that opens in a new window)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Embassy of the United States of America
Telephone: +91-11-2419 8000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2419 8000 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: +91-11- 24190017
Embassy of Uruguay
A 16/2, Vasant Vihar
Telephone: +91-11-2615 1991 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2615 1991 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2615 1992, 2615 1993
Fax: +91-11-2614 4306
Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
EP 40, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Marg
Telephone: +91-11-2467 0774 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-24 VENEZUELA
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
E-106, Malcha Marg,
Telephone: +91-11-4168 0218 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-4168 0218 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 9
Fax: +91-11-2687 1686
Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
17, Kautilya Marg
Telephone: +91-11-2301 2133 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2301 2133 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2301 9818, 2301 2123, 23016860
Fax: +91-11-2301 7714
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen
D-2/5 Vasant Vihar,
Telephone: 91 11 4270-5723 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 91 11 4270-5723 end_of_the_skype_highlighting & 24
High Commission of the Republic of Zambia
D/54, Vasant Vihar,
Telephone: +91-11-26145883 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-26145883 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 26145785
High Commission of the Republic of Zimbabwe
23, Paschimi Marg
Telephone: +91-11-2614 0430 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +91-11-2614 0430 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2614 0431, 2615 4313, 2615 4314
Fax: +91-11-2615 4316
Web: www.zimdelhi.com (External website that opens in a new window)
Travelling India by MotorHome
We have just returned from a trip to India and spent some time travelling by Motorhome from Delhi to Rajasthan, staying for 3 days using a company called http://www.motorhome.co.in
Whilst there in Rajasthan we spent some time on a camel safari and played some cricket with the locals. The experience of travelling and also sleeping in the spacious Motorhome was excellent and with Sanjay and Bina who run this operation looking after our every need we were well and truly spoilt with great service. The company can cater for any travel needs throughout Asia and we will definitely be using them again to travel in Nepal. They look after all the driving, cooking and cleaning and there experience with the local culture and sights is extraordinary. If you want to do and see some truly different things you should speak to them.
Sarojini Nagar is one of the cheapest markets in Delhi. Here you will find clothes for all tastes and styles. (and I do mean all tastes!)
primarily set up as a refugee rehabilitation market (for the refugees during India's partition), it has now acquired something of an international flavour. By this, I mean that the clothes that are to be found here are generally rejects from the export units all over India.
For instance, a shirt that was meant for Arrow or Gap had a minor defect too small to be noticed, and it lands up here.
The market also boasts some shoe stores where you can buy decent quality shoes at ridculous rates (especially when compared with UK or the US).
You can also buy pottery utensils, teasets, coffee sets, and mugs. These are almosta local product - the factories are just outside Delhi.
PHOTO CREDIT: J-san BARGAIN!!!!! try first witha price that is half of whatever they say. You might end up paying 60% of what is already a low price.
handy way to explore out of the way places
Autorikshaw or tuk-tuk is the best way to explore places which are out of the way.
We used tuk-tuk to go to Lodhi Ghardens.
From Karol Bagh to the gardens we paid Rs 60 one way.
Getting tuk-tuk is expencive way to sightsee, best is to rent it for a day..
Prices of a day after hard barghaning is about RS 600-700, which works around €10.
Ofcourse those prices are for western tourists. Indian Nationals pay way less.
But when in India you have to experiance tuk-tuk ride...