Thursday, 7 April 2011

3 delightful days in Delhi

We had 3 delightful days in Delhi and covered many of the tourist attractions without hassle.

This is our recommendation as to how to do the same.

On Day 1 either take a tour, we did one with Rao Travel which covered 8 major sights.  Alternatively take the tourist Hop on Hop off bus and see the major sights on offer.  Both of these options cost just Rs300.

For the next 2 days we used a local bus to get us to the metro and then the very cheap and efficient metro to visit other sights.

On our second day we visited Safdarjang’s Tomb but thought it was not worth the admission price but good to see from outside.  From there it is a short walk to Lodi Gardens.  Here you will see many ancient tomb buildings and it is all free.  A rickshaw will get to you Hammayans Tomb to round off this area.   

Day 2 began with a metro to the Fort area, a walk through Chandi Chowk bazaar area before entering the fort.   After this we took a cycle rickshaw ride to the mosque, Rs20 rickshaw.  From the opposite side you can visit Kareems for lunch.  

The afternoon was at Akshardham, the most impressive thing we saw in Delhi.  The metro stop is close to the entrance.  Free admission but you pay Rs170 if you want to do the 3 extra "Disney style and professional" attractions, a moving show, a movie and boat ride.  To do these and the rest of the temple justice allow at least 4 hours.

I know we did not get into the thick of Delhi but doing it this way we had a very faourable picture, little stress and plenty of time to do the things we wanted. 


Shivani Batra said...

Delhi has various places to visit which attract people.There are various services like taxi services, car on rent servicesetc.

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