Delhi Journals

Indian Odyssey Part 1: Delightful Delhi

A March 2006 trip to Delhi by Funky Monkey

Quote: Part 1 of my school trip to India took me to New Delhi, the Nation's proud capital. Sights, sounds, and smells struck me with the force of a steam train as I tried to absorb the exhilarating experience.

Indian Odyssey Part 1: Delightful Delhi

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Overview

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The highlight of my trip to Delhi was probably the visit to the Gandhi Memorial. I'd seen pictures of it on TV, but I didn't realise how peaceful and serene it was in real life. Gandhi is quite rightly a national hero in India, and it's amazing to think that one man liberated a whole country. I also enjoyed the meals. Unlike many of my class mates (some of whom described the food as "minging" and only ate naan bread and rice), I relished the opportunity to try some real Indian curry. I'd never realised just how many "curries" had actually been invented back in England. Needless to say, the counterfeit Korma that you can buy from your local Balti House just can't compare with the vibrant colours ...Read More

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Hotel

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The Ashok Country Resort was the first place that I stayed on my visit to India, and I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable the rooms were despite the stifling heat. All of the rooms are air-conditioned, and all have a TV. As this was our first time in India the dozens of Bollywood channels had us amused and entertained, although the novelty had worn off by the end of the week. The hotel caters for all types of visitor, from families, to couples to business travellers (the hotel also has a conference room), and even our teenage school group had to admire the beautiful grounds that the hotel is situated in. The pool, where most of us spent our first "relaxation day" is surrounded on one si...Read More

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