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Tip of the Golden Triangle

A September 2002 trip to Delhi by rodeime

Chandni Chowk Photo, Delhi, India More Photos
Quote: First time travel to India can be a daunting experience. A Indian debutante shares his experience and tries to alleviate your concerns about travel to the mysterious subcontinent.

Tip of the Golden Triangle

Overview

Humayen's Tomb Photo, Delhi, India
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To say India is a vast land of extremes is something of an understatement. A traveller, especially a first-timer like myself can and probably will experience the entire gamut of emotions on their journey to the mysterious subcontinent. Some will, no doubt, welcome this avalanche of sensory experiences, while others will want to avoid, or at least minimise, the deluge of stimuli. I tried, with mixed success, to tread the middle ground.

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Hyatt Regency Delhi

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Hyatt Regency Delhi Photo, Delhi, India
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When you stay at a Hyatt anywhere in the world, you have a pretty good idea what to expect. The standard guest rooms were a little small, but they did not want for anything. The buffet breakfasts were excellent.

When you've spent a day haggling and jostling in the hurly-burly of Delhi, you'll appreciate the civility of the Hyatt.

I make special mention of the young ladies (trainees) who greet you at the door. They do a great job and don't always get the credit they deserve (see pic).

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 24, 2003

Hyatt Regency Delhi
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Delhi, India
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Chandni Chowk

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Chandni Chowk Photo, Delhi, India
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Gain a few points toward your Indian Adventurers badge when you tour the seething Chandni Chowk, near the Red Fort. Set up by the prolific and expansionist Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Chandi Chowk is the madly buzzing hub of Indian street commerce and the nominal centre of old Delhi.

The sights, sounds and smells of Chandni Chowk are all you need to confirm you are in the middle of Delhi. The roads are literally choking with traffic, although there are very few cars. Instead rickshaws, handcarts, bicycles, motorbikes, donkeys and even camels make up the constant throng that pulsates the narrow streets of Chandni "Choke".

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 24, 2003

Chandni Chowk
"Old" Delhi, ner Red Fort
Delhi, India