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.
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.
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.
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!!!:)
Please visit the pubs, restro and neat & clean roads in South delhi atleast ...
Fondest memory: Parties in clubs, farms, discs, shopping by the road side, eating at the road side, stay at neat and clean hotels, South delhi markets, old delhi palaces, uncountable flyovers, green green gardens, low cost travelling in good bus,
music at bars, games at gamings zones, empty footpaths,bus stands chairs, long queues of train tickets, people sleeping at roadsides making nightlife active ... culture in villages, tombs, temples, gurudwaras, gals ready to party always and have fun ... rest I would write latter
Well hi travelers,
If you need some minor repair of your clothing Seamsters are easy to find. they are usually located on the streets mostly near the residential areas and taking care of the small jobs required by residents. They may not be available in or around touristic areas but sure if you need a small job to be done, just by asking around I am sure people can show you the right place to find one. Their job is fast and cheap. For a small job they may charge 20 to 50 Rupees about 50 American cents to $1.
This things are very good and handy but major things are inefficient and not regulated!!
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.