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Travel Blogs from New Delhi
... adjusting to Indian customs and trying to fight off jetlag!
I discovered that washing your face and teeth with a water bottle is pretty tricky! The shower is much different than the ones in the States. The bathroom and hotel room are all tiled and the shower is completely open. I had to be super careful not to swallow any water or get it in my eyes. Freshening up a bit felt wonderful though, and the bed was pretty comfy.
... by the industrialist G.D. Birla in 1938, this beautiful temple is located in the west of Connaught Place. We learned about the fundamentals of the Hindu religion and some of the Hindu gods that are worshipped. I think we all took with us a new found respect for this particular faith. It was nearly midday and we needed a stop for a snack and a washroom break so we decided to go to the Shangri-la hotel nearby. We had some sandwiches and service. Both weren't very good ...
... had road markings but the poverty was a little less obvious here than near our hotel. There was still begging and every 5 meters a tuc tuc would stop and try to bully you into his tuc tuc, but it was nice to see that some parts of Delhi are beautiful:) We finished the day, of with a calzone and a sandwich in an Italian cafe with chips and a coke:) now back in the hotel all snuggled up tired and with very dirty feet!! It has definately been a culture shock!:) ...
Touch down in Delhi. Before i arrived, my vision of Delhi was this magical, nosy and colourful place quite like no other. However . . . As we left customs and headed for the tram, all seemed rather quiet. Like York train station would be on a Sunday morning at about 6am. A few people dotted here and there, but nothing near busy! The metro train itself was (as opposed to how the guidebooks describe) remarkably clean, cool, fast and efficient with no more than about ...
... the breeze. All of us had a go at kite flying as well.
Ended up at Dhruv's "haveli" house for a tour of the house followed by a delicious vegetarian dinner. Returned to the hotel again by tuk tuk which was even more "exciting" as it was now dark and the traffic seemed worse.
Not bad for our first day in India. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour which can be booked directly via Dhruv's web site: http://www.masterjikeehaveli.com
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility