D.E.L.H.I. We had a stopover for one day so we thought we could get a glimpse of the national capital, Delhi. When you plan to stay in the Hyatt group of hotels any place in the world might make you feel elegant. Same was with me from the moment we were picked from the Airport.
Since it was a weekday and off peak time, traffic was minimal, that was a wow factor for someone who has witnessed Bangalore traffic almost everyday from the last decade. It was in the evening we checked into Hotel Hyatt Regency, at Bhikaiji Cama Place – New Delhi. We were informed about the Cocktail dinner which was from evening 6PM. So, we cancelled all the plans of going out and getting a small glimpse in the evening and moved the plan for next day. And who wants to get out of the comfort after the adventurous travel from the Leh, Ladakh region.
Next day morning Delhi welcomed us with fog covered sky, lately slight showers which made us lazy to start our day early. After Breakfast and only after the rain stopped, we stepped out of the hotel, confused which places to cover in the order of priority. We headed to Connaught Place, passing through all the embassy offices and few offical residences of government officials. All this while, I had a thought in mind, Delhi is so quite and calm and so welcoming still we see a lot of North Indians moved to the south for jobs in IT. Well, I was roaming in the exclusive area of Delhi.
In half a day we could see few places of importance and they were India Gate, Rastrapathi Bhavan and few other Parliament offices around, Red Fort, and Sarojini Nagar Market – we chose this as this was close to our hotel.
My experience at Delhi:
• Once I saw Chandni Chowk roads opposite to Red Fort, I started getting the original taste of delhi. We did not have sufficient time, else would have got the first hand experience of Chandni Chowk.
• People are not helpful, we asked few vendors about the road or metro stations, no one bothers to help you.
• Auto rides never get you fare price, you have to bargain on the price told by the autowala.
Uber surge is on all the time.
• Sarojini Nagar market has good quality branded clothes on very lower price.
• The attractions which we could see were maintained well.
So, I didn’t hate Delhi from my first visit, I’ll be coming back Delhi especially for Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar.