Bargain in Main Bazar
Since this is the place where the tourist stay, expect to have hundreds of souvenir shops here and as what I have always say, ask for a big discounts!!! 1. sleeping bag (1 pc) - selling price - Rs 600
2. Hindu ornament (1 pc) - selling price - Rs 150
3. key chains (10 pcs.) - selling price - Rs 100
4. long sleeve - selling price - Rs 140
5. black shawl - selling price - Rs 200
6. socks (4 pairs) - selling price - Rs 40 (date bought the items - Jan. 23, 2004)
1. sleeping bag (1 pc) - Rs 230
2. Hindu ornament (1 pc) - Rs 80
3. key chains (10 pcs.) - Rs 60
(date bought - Jan. 26, 2004)
4. long sleeve - Rs 100
5. black shawl - Rs 100
6. socks (4 pairs) - Rs 40
Sweet Things in Delhi
While we were in New Delhi, we had the pleasure of a VT meeting with Uma_Shankar. I've written a travelogue on that meeting, and you can see it on my India page. Uma met us for breakfast one morning, and he brought along a box of Indian sweet treats as a gift. My oh my, were they GOOD. Based primarily on condensed milk and spice ingredients, they were smooth, sweet and just perfect with a hot cup of coffee.
The box that Uma's gift came in read "Gugar's Bikaneri", and I was determined to find out more about the place, so that I could post a tip here on VT. I haven't had huge success in finding an image, but... how about a video? I found a video on YouTube that features a quick visit to Gugar's in New Delhi. Check out this URL:
Upon researching Gugar's, I have learned that they are a perfect local shop to satisfy your cravings for sweets. They offer everything, including fruit panjiri, kessar laddu and tirangi burfi. Additionally, they create and market various Rajasthani sweet treasures.
And, from what I read, you are also able to partake a modest meal at Gugar's as well, with prices being as low as 100 Rs or so per person. (US $2) I don't speak from experience on that, but I can tell you.... their sweets are wonderful. You will love them, I promise.
I'm not sure exactly WHERE in Delhi this restaurant physically is located. However, I'm sure a cabbie could find it. You could also contact Uma_Shankar here on VT. He's a great guy, you'd be well honored to have him as your friend.
Very similar to France's Arc De Triomphe, the India Gate, is a memorial to the 80 thousand Indians who were heroes of the WW1. The names of those Indian soldiers were in
scribed on the walls of ther Gate.
The more than 40 meters high edifice is in the middle of a huge park. |Good to check it out late afternoon for a real cool breeze, better yet, stroll along the park and have some picnic.
Nearby you can find the National Museum and National Art Gallery and a walking distance from the Netaji stadium.
It is not far from the Nizamuddin Railway Station, about a 10-minute ride, as well as the Yamuna river bank.
National Gallery of Modern Art
Inaugurated in 1954, the National Gallery of Modern Art contains a large collection of modern art, mostly by Indian artists. The museum is housed in the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, known as Jaipur House. The domed edifice was designed by Sir Arthur Bloomfield and completed in 1936 in the heart of New Delhi, the newly planned capital.
Tomb of Isa Khan Niyazi
Isa Khan Niyazi was an Afghan noble in the court of King Sher Shah Suri (who had ousted Emperor Humayun of the Moghul dynasty) of the Sur dynasty and then also under his son Islam Shah Suri during the period of interruption of the Mughal rule in Delhi by the Sur dynasty between 1540 and 1555 AD. His tomb is located in the Humayun's tomb complex and was built 20 years preceding the tomb of Emperor Humayun. It is a domed tomb, octagonal in shape, with an encircling pillared verandah. In the centre inside the room lies six tombs, the central one that of Isa Khan and the rest of his wife, sons and daughters. It was built by Islam Shah Suri between 1547-48. It is said that it's architectural and other concepts inspired the Humayun's tomb to a large extent. The Tomb is built mainly of grey quartzite with designs in red sandstone. The architecture is pretty impressive and the place gives you a nice feel. It is said that the tomb was built during his lifetime.