Now have I spent half a day in the city of Delhi and I have to say it seems great. But as any other tropical place on earth.. as a slightly polarbear type individual … it can litterly be a litte to hot to handle….
But my first experinces until now have been all good. When I arrived at the airport I have seldom had a more simple and easy immigration process ever. I
just handed over the forms, and a couple of stamps later I was on my way.
I have made arrangments with a travel agent named “Indian dream holliday”, and as informed they where waiting for me, and the driver brought me to my hotel. I have to admit I got a little worrid, since they did not know where the hotel was located, but they explaned that the reson was due to the differnce between the sales department that made the reconmandations and actual booking, and the operations department that where supposed to assist me…. and I let the doubt be in there favour…
Today I got up early at 10.30 (since I was in bed by half past four I was quite happy), and what was the first Indian thing I mangaged to do …. to take a tuk-tuk ride, and the driver tok me straigth to a handicraft and carpet outlet….. tourist trap…. HELP…… and some rupies and a couple of “gifts” later …. I was on my way back… I have to admit that I have traveled so much, that I should have seen that one comming…. but…. ok 🙂
Then at noon the original first time sightseeing started…. and the driver provided by the agency was arrived..
He showed me a lot of nice places, and started off at a large red mosque in Delhi, this was one of the old large tourist attractions. It was very nice , and a old man gave me a tour of the place .. (I might do a standalone entry on the place later)
The next place was a large park. It is quite impressive to see all the green lounges in the middle of Delhi, but on a day like today it is just to hot to enjoy them to the fullest.
The next place was some sort of war monument. I did not quite catch what it was, but it was quite amazing.
The next place to visit was the presidents palace, and the adjacent minstry of defence and finance. It is a clear reminder of the influences of Great Britan in style and grandeur.
From the palace of the president you can overlook the “Kings road” down to the war monument described earlier.
Last but least, the driver showed me a beautiful church in the middle of Delhi