Ashok Country Resort
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January 6th We started our guided tour of Delhi with a visit to the vast Hindu Lakshmi temple built by a wealthy Indian family but dedicated by Ghandi to all. The delightful architecture and spiritual nature of the place was slightly spoilt by the shoe guard asking us for a donation under a sign that clearly said do not give tips. On now to a Gudwara or Sikh temple which was better attended, no one asked us for anything and in fact we were given a kind of sweet on ...
... of mine! I wouldn't want to complain!!).
So an eventful few hours at the British Council but at least it was one job done, well done me :D......then I think having not eaten this morning I am starving.....I walk around and I see a familar sight...no not the golden arches but the place where subs are made (I hope you guessed right!), sat myself down for 6 inch turkey sub and a diet coke...mmmmmmm first meal in Delhi and how familiar it was!
... bit grubby and the toilet was covered in lets say dirt. I popped my bags down and didn't quite know what to say. I was very quickly told my maxi dress with a jumper was not appropriate because it is too tight so I went for a walk with Pearl and Laxmi out and about to find clothes. I got one thing which was fine to wear with jeans. That night we got in a tuk tuk to meets pearls friends and had my first indian curry, Dal. It was ok but a bit heavy like all the food out ...
... with the pinnacle being the Taj Mahal. Wandering around the main building we saw several tombs and found that over 100 people were buried at the site.
The day ended with another meal in Connaught place of a rather nice boneless chicken curry and vegetarian kebab. After dinner we headed back to our hotel happy with our days sightseeing.
Mon, March 10th
Oh no, John awoke at 2 am with a bad case of Delhi belly, it was amazing ...
... it's located on a roundabout which means capturing as many quick shots as you can before you turn off so we weren't that impressed. The Jama Masjid was another building we visited, however it is closed to visitors around midday for praying so we didn't get to go inside unfortunately. So try to visit this in the afternoon. Both Luke and I agree that our best day in Delhi was an outing to the Zoo. Like the big kids that we are we loved walking around, seeing all ...