Friday, December 13, 2013

Exploring Delhi – Dilli Meri Jaan

Part 2 of North India Soujourn

The capital city of the world’s largest democracy, Delhi, always fascinated me. Having visited Delhi a couple of times on business trips, I did not get a chance to explore Delhi.

Finally I visited Delhi (though for a few days) some time back. It is a place which just cannot be covered in a couple of days. However here are some highlights which I would like to recommend from my experience:

a) Travelling by the world class Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro - cool way to travel around Delhi
b) Browsing the varied wares in Paharganj market

c) Go for a ride on a tanga (cycle rickshaw)

Tanga ride outside Paharganj metro station

d) Visit the famous Lotus temple (Baha’i temple)

One of the most visited landmarks in Delhi - the lotus shaped Bahai temple
e) Admire the beautiful, mammoth scaled Akshardham temple

The heavily guarded Akshardham temple

f) Explore the ruins of Qutub Minar complex

Qutb Minar
g) Pray at Laxminarayan Mandir (temple)

Across from the Laxminarayan temple

h) Savor delicious food at Parathewala Gali in Chandni Chowk
The varied menu as displayed in one of the Paratha shops in Parathewali Gali

i) Pay homage to the Nation’s leader – Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Smriti

The silent surroundings at Gandhi Smriti

Next time I plan to take the HoHo – Hop on, Hop off bus, in New Delhi – which covers most of the tourist places in Delhi,

A wonderful and economical way to explore Delhi !

Ho Ho Delhi !

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