Travel Blogs from Gurgaon
... it somewhere on this blog, but just as a refresher, Delhi is considered to have seven cities, not including the British "New Delhi." Over the years, Delhi has been conquered by many people, and each wanted to establish itself supreme by building a new “city,” usually just a few miles away from the previous one. The result is the suburban sprawl of Delhi being spotted with seven icons of each city.
The Pandavas, heroes of the great Hindu epic ...
... for how many armed guards, as well as men behind sand barricades with guns (not kidding) there were inside the place. We took a stroll around Connaught Place, where most visitors head, had a snack, and found our favorite guidebook to look for dinner options. NOTE: if anyone is into food and travels to India, forget Lonely Planet. Look for the local "Times" guide and choose from there. It's 2 to 3 dollars for the book, ...
... its people are obviously poor.
- people are at your neck constantly to buy the most useless things possible.
- water is a rare commodity and if you have it, don't drink it.
- electricity is also a rare commodity; even our four-star hotel has had two power outages during the evening.
I feel our experience in India should be a good learning opportunity for us all! We'll keep you posted!
... still flock to visit. Our next stop was Nizamuddin, named after a 13th century Sufi saint. The atmosphere here was truly unique. It was like stepping back into medieval times. The busy narrow lanes were sandwiched between lines of stalls and jammed with people you had to weave in and out of to move ahead. There was so much to absorb all our senses where operating at full function for this place - goats tied to shop walls, restaurants selling fresh naan, carts with ...
... even got to play movie star and take pictures with babies and families who politely ask, so I just can't refuse!
One of the highlights included the Lotus Temple, which as you may have guessed, looked like a big ol' lotus flower. It's a striking contrast with the rest of the city, all white and modern and looks a lot like the opera building in Sydney. It must have had some influence on that one! Alex and I were both ...
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