Tourist Attractions in Delhi

  • Snake Charmers at Lal Quila
    Snake Charmers at Lal Quila
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    some sikh jamboree
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    Magicians and Snake Charmers at Tourist Place

    by goutammitra Written Sep 19, 2011

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    In Delhi in almost all the tourist places you will find them, the Snake Charmers, The Magicians, The Bajigars ( Jugglers) or the Beggars. The moment a tourist vehicle, they are going to surround you and ask for money. The other lot the Bajigars and The Snake charmers will start playing their tricks before you. Many of the tourists then start watching ( mostly the Westerns as it will be new experience for them). After a short while they will ask for money, someone will offer small coins and in stead ask for Dollars or Pound Sterling or in Indian currency a hundred rupee note. Please remember, they will not leave you easily, they will insist since you have watched the show, you must pay! There will be some clean looking men around, who will advocate for them and force you to pay. They are successful most of the time to extract money from you!

    Unique Suggestions: 1. Best possible to way is to ignore! Just don't watch the show and move away!
    2. Inform your guide, who may also insist you to pay a little sum and get rid of this guy.
    3. Call the police if there is any, most of the time they will not be there or advocate for them as they are poor people.
    4. Keep some Rs.5/- or Rs10/- notes ready with you , just throw this money on him and quickly move away!

    Fun Alternatives: You really can't avoid them. Best thing is to ignore these tramps.

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    Visa extension for tourists and business traveller

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Sep 13, 2010

    Who can grant extension of Employment Visa or Business Visa?

    First extension on Employment and Business VISA is granted by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Foreigner 's Division, Jaisalmer House, 26, Man Singh Road New Delhi.

    However, FRROs/FROs cum Superintendent of Police, can grant three months extension in anticipation on production of relevant documents and simultaneously send the case for the consideration to MHA. On approval of the MHA, FRROs/FROs cum Superintendent of Police, can endorse rest of the 9 months extension. Subsequent extensions, on yearly basis for next 4 more years can be granted by FRROs/FROs cum Superintendent of Police (Except in case of citizens of China and Sri Lanka).

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    Hiring a Taxi at International Airport

    by sood_here Written May 2, 2007

    In case one opt for a luxury car (cab/ taxi), the options shall be many within the airport only. They can be hired from the various counters therein.

    For the cost-concious & budget travellers, I would suggest to hire a pre-paid taxi, which can be AC or non-AC, as per requirement. One can find the booth near the exit gate of the airport hall itself (don't go outside the hall at main exit finding it!). The booths have signage boards mentioning "Traffic Police controlled Pre-Paid Taxi Services".

    After getting the ticket (registration slip), one can exit the main gate and follow the signage mentioning "pre-paid taxies". The catch here is that there are no specific taxi numbers mentioned in the slip, and one has to engage the next available vacant taxi which is lined up in the adjacent driveway. The real tip is that--- don't keep on waiting for a vacant taxi to come and ask you... instead walk along the driveway and get hold of an empty cab.

    DO ENSURE TO confirm from the driver that its a pre-paid taxi only (and not a private car), and ALSO THAT your name is entered in the traffic police log-book maintained by plian clothes police personnel at the Airport Exit Gate itself. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT SAFETY TOOL.

    Hope you have a nice taxynig time at the airport exit :-)

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    Handling your own cash

    by vijayant Written May 2, 2007

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    The more green you show the more attracted the criminal mind is towards you. Be careful while paying for street shopping, paying the auto rickshaw etc as there are more than one pair of eyes looking at you and your money pouch at that time.

    Unique Suggestions: Take some time to understand the various denominations of the notes and store your cash at 2 or 3 different pockets, thish way you will never be broke if picked.
    Be cautious as to keeping the notes will larger denominations as they attract the most attention.
    While you are here enjoy the rush...

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    • Women's Travel
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  • Beware of porters and Taxi...

    by srhussaini Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Beware of porters and Taxi people.

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    Jama Masjid - One of the Architectural gift given by Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but in India. Completed in 1658 this Mosque has three gateways, Four angle towers and two 40 m high minarets. You can enter the mosque but take precaution to take off your shoes and make sure that you are properly dressed before entering. One can also go to the top of minarets. From here you can have a birds eye view of Delhi.

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    a Hindu Temple can pop-up...

    by j-san Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    a Hindu Temple can pop-up anywhere at anytime. This was demonstrated to me by my friend Anup. Once a priest came along to some government land and decided that a little piece of it (like a few feet of earth or a tree) was holy. Then some color was addded, prayers said... A little later offerings were made by locals. Some months later, a place to remove shoes was needed, of course. Then a place to sit. A place to wash hands... a few years down the track the few feet have turned into a pilgrimige site complete with beds and kitchen for priest and followers. And the government can do nothing about these illegal squaters, because the land is 'holy'. Yes, the priest seen here even found it rather amusing himself!! :D

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    Outside the Railway Stations...

    by Nikdinde Written Aug 25, 2002

    Outside the Railway Stations and the airport is where danger lurks. Stay away from touts and fly-by-night operators who have set up shops around these places. They are there just to prey on gullible tourists.

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    I don't know if this qualifies...

    by Maline Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I don't know if this qualifies as a 'trap' really but here we go:
    If you want a room with air-conditioner and it is really cheap, and you can't understand why, and you decide that this must be a bargain and run off to the nearest phone to book it - check twice. It might say air-cooler, and that is definitely not the same. That means a bucket of some sort with cold water outside the window and then a fan to wave the coolish (?) air into the room...! (Secret revelation: It doesnt work that well...!)

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