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Travel : Delhi Part 2

9/25/2011 Ruhie Kumar 0 Comments

 DELHI VISIT: DAY 1

7/23/2011



Arrived at Delhi ...Staying at Chanchal Deluxe, oh so many foreigners,sight to behold :P The girls from europe are so grand ..

The one sitting across me has sexy pumps ;) I'll just take a quick snap, only the heels..and the jeans..Oh I hate my cam quality, the sequin on  her jeans is really pretty..


Omg the girl sitting across two tables has got such cutie flip flops , but can't get a pic, she is sitting too far off and you know the quality of my mobile camera :P Woah just saw her lappy, it had Hello Kitty all over it..Kawaii!!! :D

Ok so after getting ready, we are set out to our first destination:  RED FORT

Red Fort Side View



Red Fort


You will find beautiful gardens inside the Red Fort,where  it's very calm and peaceful even with huge crowd of visitors.

Squirrel Friends :)






Amazing Architecture



You will find loads of dove inside Red Fort. Makes the whole atmosphere even more beautiful.

Front View
Me with my Bhabhi :)

 Second Destination: RAJGHAT

Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Originally it was the name of a historic ghat of Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) on the banks of Yamuna river. Close to it, and east of Daryaganj was “Raj Ghat Gate” of the walled city, opening at Raj Ghat on Yamuna River.Later the memorial area was also called Raj ghat. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Gandhiji's cremation, Antyesti (Antim Sanskar) on 31 January 1948, a day after his assassination. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end. It is located on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi in India on Ring Road officially known as Mahatma Gandhi Road. A stone footpath flanked by lawns leads to the walled enclosure that houses the memorial.

RAJGHAT coverd, its 3 midi, my legs are starting to answer.

Third Destination: HUMAYUN'S TOMB

Humayun's tomb  is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 CE, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect.




 
It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, close to the Dina-panah citadel also known as Purana Qila, that Humayun founded in 1533. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale.




The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, and since then has undergone extensive restoration work, which is still underway




Humayun's tomb covered,it reminds me of Taj Mahal, a rather striking resemblance. Fatigue is starting to creep in, can't walk anymore, but Dad wants to go to museum.I have decided to coax my sweet sister-in-law to sit in the garden :P Don't wanna walk anymore :P

Had Dad said that he wants to roam about in Janpath or Palika Bazaar, my fatigue would have faltered :P ;)

Fourth Destination: INDIRA GANDHI MEMORIAL
The Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum is located in New Delhi at 1 Safdarjung Road in the home where she lived. The house stands in a lovely garden with mature trees and flowering plants.
It contains a collection of photographs documenting her life from her childhood to her days as prime minister
The dress worn by Respected Indira Gandhi on the day she was assassinated.

In addition, a number of rooms have been dedicated to her son Rajiv Gandhi who was assassinated in May 1991. Her library and living room have been maintained just as she kept them. These rooms are not open to the public. However,
they can be viewed through the windows from the gardens.

Indira Gandhi governed India for almost two decades until she was assassinated by her own Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984 as she strolled in her garden. Pictured here is the path where she was assassinated; now a memorial.

The exit gate of Indira Gandhi Memorial
The museum didn't take long, thanks to the guard and the fact that we came 10 minutes before the museum closes :P



LAST STOP : The Metro Rails: Rajiv Chowk to New Delhi awesome :)

Phew Back to Chanchal Deluxe :P Enjoying Movie, but now my head is aching like anything. I think I need to take rest. Chao

Lessons Learnt :

  1)  Chanchal Deluxe is a very good place to halt in Delhi.Its very close by the New Delhi railway Station. Very nice facilities and good ambience.

  2)  Look Good, Feel Good :)

  3) Red Fort is huge place, and it's better if you visit Red Fort early when there is less crowd. You can easily get in without having to get in a long line. Better place it in top of your itinerary
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  4)  Red Fort has a very cute market " Meena Bazaar" inside so make sure you take your wallet :P I found very cute things over there and it was reasonable as well.

  5)  There is a lot to cover in Red Fort itself , make sure your dressing is comfortable, if its hot you might want to take a cap or a hat. Sunscreen is a Must!! Make sure to wear some comfortable shoes or flip flops, because you travel mostly by foot and you don't want to give your legs a cramp.

  6)   Make sure to keep yourself hydrated to enjoy your trip to the fullest.Eat at regular intervals to avoid fatigue.

  7)   Keep your medicine pack with you.Make sure to carry medicines for common travel ailments like headache ( due to so much travelling), stomach problems ( you will be eating outside and you never know ;) ) etc

  8)  Hire a good vehicle as its best if you want to cover Delhi in the easiest and less fussy way. You can enjoy the scenery and truly relax :P ;) We hired an Innova and it charged reasonable enough.

  9)  Indira Gandhi Museum a must visit place. You need to know about what happened in your country or if you happen to be a non Indian, still :P you get to know of many new things through this museum.Imp Notice: The museum closes at 5:00 pm sharp, so reach there atleast 45 mins before minimum if you want to thoroughly enjoy without being shooed away to different rooms by the guards. You will only catch a glimpse of everything in that case ;) :P I don't know how many people get me over here.

10) Don't forget to a good rest. You wanna wake up charged the next day to continue your amazing
journey :)

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