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    One of the nicest things to do...

    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: One of the nicest things to do in Delhi was walking at Quitab Minar, a big temple complex. Also nice was to see The Red Fort of Delhi. But there are more things to see like: the Lotus Temple (modern temple of the Bahai community), Laksmi Temple (new Hindu temple), Humayun's Tombe, Feroz Shah Kolta (with the minar / columb of Ashoka and relic/sanctuary), Pharganj (near the New Delhi Railway station, a trendy hippiebazar), Connaught Place (modern shoppingarea)and the Palika Bazar (neat oldfashioned underground shoppingmall; watch out you can get lost here!).
    I added a map of Delhi, hopefully it's a bit readable.

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    The history of Delhi goes back...

    by ASHFAQUE Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The history of Delhi goes back to the Mahabharata, as this was the site of ancient Indraprastha. Recently discovered are 3000 year old ruins. The recorded history of Delhi places the Hindu. Tomar king, Anangpal, as the founder of the 1st city of Delhi at Lal Kot in 1060 A.D. The famous Prithviraj Chauhan built ramparts and temples in this fort which were pulled down by later invaders.

    Delhi was then ruled by a series of Muslim dynasties, the Qutb Shahis, Khiljis, Tughlaks, Sayyids and Lodis, each of whom built forts, tombs and palaces of different artistic styles.

    Amongst the Mughals who followed, it was the great builder, Shah Jahan, who made Delhi his capital and embellished it. It was from Delhi that Nadir Shah, the Persian emperor, took away the Peacock Throne and the famed Kohinoor diamond. The British moved their capital from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911 making it the 8th city to be built on the site.

    New Delhi was designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, English architects. Few capitals in the world can compete with the number of monuments of which Delhi can be justly proud.

    odd-but i love the Delhi roads!Delhi's a circular city(and a very huge one!),so it's impossible to get lost!The roads are well maintained(although not well lit)and there are signs everywhere.Quite an experience!

    Fondest memory: Delhi is a shoppers' paradise, as not only are local handicrafts available, but nearly every state of India has its handicraft emporium at Delhi. Some of the special handicraft available are silver work, filigree, Indian perfumes, sarees and fiber embroidered with gold and silver, curios and paintings, semi-precious and precious jewellery, brass and copper ware, Indian musical instruments etc.

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    You must enjoy this festival...

    by zumodemango Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: You must enjoy this festival for your senses. Delhi is incense, green, cars, bikes, fruits, and wet. It is noisy and grey and chaos! It is wonderful! never been to such a city like Delhi!I love it!
    Visit the biggest mosque and the oldest one, walk around Old Delhi, don't miss some Hindu and Sikh temples and Lotus temple. New Delhi with the Parlament deserves a visit. In the picture Corans in Jama Masjid Mosque.

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    by zumodemango Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Fondest memory: First impression, just landing waching all that was new for me. Waking up in the morning knowing I was in Delhi and hear and see cars, people and vegetation from my hotel room.
    Much better that feeling reading a few novels about India like 'the blue bed spread' by Raj Kamal Jha, 'A suitable boy' by Vikram Sem and 'The God of small things' by Roy. Remember specially the hot and wet weather and the smells of the temples in Agust.

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    VisitBirla Mandir Chandni...

    by ashoooo Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit

    Birla Mandir
    Chandni Chowk
    India Gate
    Jantar Mantar
    Lotus Temple
    Qutab Minar
    Parliament House
    Pragati Maidan
    Red Fort
    Rashtrapati Bhavan

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    You must walk the streets of...

    by thomfam Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: You must walk the streets of the city and become immersed in the huge size of this country. This country has a populations of 1 billion people each trying to make a living and to provide for their family.

    Fondest memory: The people Delhi were always prepared to stop and talk with you. Being an Australian myself, the subject of cricket was never far away from the discussion. The people are very friendly and eager to share their culture with you.

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  • odd-but i love the Delhi...

    by shalin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: odd-but i love the Delhi roads!Delhi's a circular city(and a very huge one!),so it's impossible to get lost!The roads are well maintained(although not well lit)and there are signs everywhere.Quite an experience!lol:)

    Fondest memory: Dilli Haat-Here's where you can find numerous kitsch items from Indian states at the cheapest rates!Beaded bags,junk jewellery,crockery and wooden items are just a few of the choices!..
    Oh,did I mention the delicious food?!:)Take your pick-eat Kashmiri,Goan,Punjabi,Maharashtrian or Assamese today-and then come back tomorrow to eat the rest!!!:)

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    by Jeanlyon Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Fondest memory: One of the things I loved was all the animals freely wandering in the street - elephants, cows!! It's a sight to behold.

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