Delhi Journals

Delhi Attractions

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A travel journal to Delhi by koshkha

Red Fort Photo, Delhi, India More Photos
Quote: Despite writing several journals on Delhi, I still have lots of places I visited before joining Igougo. This journal contains a selection of Delhi attractions from that time.

Red Fort

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Attraction | "Introduction and Background"

Red Fort Photo, Delhi, India
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After our visit to the Jama Masjid in October 2012, I took the risk of asking my husband where he wanted to go next. Normally this is a low risk tactic because he almost always says "Wherever you like, dear" but on this occasion he did have an opinion and it was one that quite surprised me. He wanted to go to the Red Fort. Why was I surprised? Because we’ve already been three times and I didn’t expect that he’d want to go again. But if you offer the choice, you have to live with the consequences so if that’s what he wanted, I was going to go along with his choice. Checking igougo I was then amazed to discover that I’ve never previously posted a review of this place despite visiting so many times. So ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 2, 2012

Red Fort
West central Old Delhi
Delhi, India

Red Fort

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Attraction | "My Virtual Tour - building by building"

Red Fort Photo, Delhi, India
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Once you are through the security area you find yourself inside a small courtyard inside the Lahore Gate. Every year on Independence Day (August 15th) the Prime Minister raises the national flag at the flag pole in this courtyard. But unless it's August 15th there's not a lot of reason to hang around.Leaving the gate area you pass through a covered bazaar called Chhatta Chowk which is lined with shops selling gifts and tourist curios. You can also buy drinks and snacks. The prices are not shockingly different from elsewhere in the city but I recommend you pass by and see the fort properly and then do your shopping only if you still have energy after your visit. In the Chowk you will probab...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 2, 2012

Red Fort
West central Old Delhi
Delhi, India

Red Fort

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Attraction | "The Sound and Light Show"

Red Fort Photo, Delhi, India
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Our second visit to the Red Fort was with friends who wanted to see the evening Sound and Light Show which is staged almost every evening in both English and Hindi though obviously not at the same time. We'd thought about going in the summer after our first visit but at that time of year sitting outside after dark is like hanging a sign around your neck saying 'mosquito food'. In November a year or two later we decided to give it a go and to head over for the 7.30pm show.Our first mistake was to 'guess' the metro stop and get it totally and utterly wrong. The entrance to the Red Fort is called Lahore Gate which I got confused with Kashmir Gate - they really aren't very near. We overshot by...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 2, 2012

Red Fort
West central Old Delhi
Delhi, India

The National Museum of India

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Attraction | "A Treasure Trove for Indiaphiles Pt 1."

The National Museum of India Photo, New Delhi, India
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I've been to the National Museum twice - once back in 2005 and again a year later in 2006. I wrote most of this review after that second visit but I am unable to reconfirm the current entry prices because the museum website is currently under construction. Therefore prices and specific details relate to that time and you should check before trusting them 6 years later.The National Museum is just off Janpath, the main street running south from Connaught Place, it's down at the 'quiet end' of this famous street, just past the intersection with Rajpath and a block and a bit from the India Gate. It doesn't seem to attract the attention that I believe it deserves. I've had several city tours wi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 2, 2012

The National Museum of India

Janpath, New Delhi

The National Museum of India

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Attraction | "A Treasure Trove for Indiaphiles Pt.2."

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The museum is laid out on three floors with a small circular garden in the middle. The exhibition rooms lie off a circular corridor. You start on the ground floor with the oldest exhibits and work your way round and then up the stairs. Temporary exhibitions tend to be on the upper floors. The layout isn't entirely logical and it's easy to miss some rooms if you aren't paying attention. When rooms are undergoing renovation (and it seems like renovating the museum is a bit like painting the Forth Bridge) the access can be confused so it's worth keeping an eye on the floor plan that you'll receive with your ticket. At the moment the ground floor is about 80-90% open whilst the first and second floo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 2, 2012

The National Museum of India

Janpath, New Delhi