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Travel Blogs from New Delhi
... my seat and whenever there is a kid going up or down the ladder their toes poke through the bars and their dirty little Delhi street walking toenails scratch at my skin. At one point this was doubled up when the woman sat behind me slid her toes in between the seat and back rest parts of my chair to make herself more comfortable and was only a few inches away from inserting her big toe into me.
The fans don't work. We accept this fact very quickly, we are in India, if ...
... here to pay their respects. It was a simple place but probably more elaborate that he would have liked, and it was being prepared for some celebration, I think of his birthday. Then came the world's tallest freestanding masonry tower at Qutab Minar. The site of the first mosque in Delhi, I think, it is now an area of ruins which even after explanation was difficult to understand. Lots of the supporting columns had been taken from local Hindu temples, the ...
... buy the parts back in order to move their cars again. Opportunistic some may say! I was fairly surprised with the number of cars still parked there though, however perhaps that's because they haven't been able to buy their parts back just yet. As we began to make our way out of Delhi the sights from the bus were saddening, with children begging on street corners and likely to have been placed there by gangs, mothers and children sitting in the middle of multiple ...
... Our guide, JP, also took us to Banares Hindu University which is the largest school in India, covering 13 0000 acres and has 50 000 students in attendance. A beautiful campus with fantastic old buildings and a typical campus atmosphere with students hanging out. There are a total of four universities in Varanasi which surprised me and this city has historically had a prominent place for education over the centuries. I was so glad to see a different part of India that we ...
... hotels and shops are lit with fairy lights and/ or have butter candles burning at their doors. This is to lead Lord Shiva home, that's if he doesn't die of fright first - fire crackers are popping everywhere...the first I hear is so loud it sounds like a gunshot and almost makes me jump three feet in the air. We go for an early dinner at our favourite restaurant. Since the food is varied, cooked freshly and has (so far) given no problems, we see no reason to go anywhere else. ...
Other places to stay in New Delhi
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New Delhi, New Delhi | 3 star hotelfrom $24
South Delhi, New Delhi | 4 star hotelfrom $175
Biden Pura, New Delhi | Hotelfrom $17
Central Delhi, New Delhi | Hotelfrom $24