A travel journal
to Delhi by wanderer
Quote: This journal is about Delhi through the eyes of a Delhite. I've lived in Delhi for the the better part of my life. Delhi has too many good & bad things to offer, here's how you can be a little picky, and have a good time!
> For a taste of life in the fast lane in Delhi visit the happening pubs and discs - Floats at Park Royal, Djinns at Hyatt, Someplace Else at Park Hotel and My Kind of Place at Taj Palace.
> The good drinking holes to hang out are: Blues, Spirits & Ruby Tuesdays at Connaught Place, Turquoise Cottage near IIT flyover, Buzz & Suede at Saket and TGIFs at Vasant Vihar.
> Shop at the street side shops at Janpath.
> Shop at the 'Cottage Emporium' again at Janpath.
> Take a walk on the Raj Path from India Gate to Rashtrapati Bhavan in the evening (after 8 PM in summers, 6 PM in winters).
> Monuments to visit: India Gate, Presidential Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan), Purana Quila (Old Fort), Lal Quila (Red Fort), Raj Ghat, Qutub Minar, and the Bhai Temple.
> Winters (December and January) can get pretty chilly. Keep sweaters and jackets handy.
> If at a loss of information on anything under the Delhi sky, call this helpful 24 hrs local 'talking yellow pages' number: 22222222. It doesn't cost anything more than the charge of a local phone call to get information from them.
> Alternatively you can also dial 187 for directory services.
> You will probably get over-charged (not much if you convert to dollars!) by the auto driver, but what to do... we are like this only!
> The bus system (DTC - Delhi Transportation Corporation) is cheap and well connected. However, travelling in overcrowded buses is not everybody's cup of tea.
> In winters, hiring a two-wheeler/scooter/bike is a great options... in summers you will get roasted in an open transport!
The rooms are elegant, centrally air-conditioned and wall-to-wall carpeted. The usual amenities of TV, refrigerator and telephone are available.
In addition, a lot of tourists flock this hotel, thereby making it an ideal meeting point for travellers. The restaurants adjoining the hotel -- 'Potpourri' (offering Indian and Continental food) and 'Chinese Room' -- are very popular with Delhites and tourists alike. An in-house cyber-bar ensures that you don't have to go too far to access this journal on the IgoUgo website.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 12, 2002
L-Block, Connaught Circus
The hotel is clean and hygienic, and offers all the basic facilities of a modern hotel - room service, laundry, hot/cold water, TV, telephones, etc. The hotel's in-house dining offers Indian and Continental food around the clock. For a taste of some authentic Indian fast food, there's a large snacks-and-sweets restaurant a short walk away. It is a must-visit and you must try the traditionally prepared Indian sweets like burfi, ras-malai, jalebi, gulab jamoon, etc.; they'll leave your mouth watering and asking for more!
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 12, 2002
50 Sunder Nagar
Attraction | "Bahai Temple"
It signifies the purity and the universality of the Lord and equality of all religions. Visited by over four million people annually, this gleaming, lotus-like marble structure is located on Bahapur Hills (South Delhi), and it is the seventh and most recent Bahai house of worship in the world. The temple is a must-visit for every tourist who comes to Delhi.
This structure, completed in 1986, is a marvel of modern architecture. Set amidst pools and gardens, the view of the temple is very spectacular just before dusk when the temple is floodlit.
Anyone is free to visit the temple and pray or meditate silently according to their own religion.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 23, 2003
Bahai House of Worship/Lotus Temple
Delhi, India 110019