Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi
Travel Blogs from Gurgaon
... to an obese and unbelievably fidgety indian man who reeked of all the stereotypical indian smells. The other man next to him actually asked to move and ended up in first class the nob. A wise move that I didn't think of! He sauntered back all smug after we had landed, rubbing his eyes and yawning just to show what a good nights sleep he had got. I on the other hand did not sleep a wink but instead got elbowed countless times by BO mans stupid ...
... were there we didn't need to worry about pick pocketing! Our bags were nice and secure. We took a while and walked around inside. It was beautiful and serene to be there. We experienced some people taking pictures of us which I was told happens because they aren't used to seeing Americans. We then took a rickshaw ride back. Thank god for our tour guide dealing with everything for us. It was really nice to be experiencing everything for the first time and not having to ...
... the streets of old Delhi. I saw my first monkey here on top of a shop stealing bananas. We proceeded to walk to the largest mosque in India. It was free entry but cost 200rupees to take a camera inside, plus we had to wear ugly gowns to cover up! The Mosque was stunning! It was really amazing ! It looked like a mini Taj Mahal except it was still massive. Locals here were so interested in us they kept taking photos of us rather than the mosque itself. After the mosque we ...
Our itinerary only allowed for what amounted to a half day in Delhi and we did quite a lot. We started at the Red fort. We then went to the memorial/grave of Mahatma Gandhi and Indira Gandhi, these were placed in a beautiful park of about 100 acres. You had to remove your shoes just to go near the monuments. We then went to Humayun's ...
... for a new passport.
Once we had the emergency travel document sorted we took a four hour train to Kalka and then a seven hour train to the Himalayan hill station of Shimla. The train ride was magnificent as we rumbled up through the Himalaya's and 102 different tunnels before reaching the summer administrative headquarters of the British Raj.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet