Sightseeing in Delhi
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We had a marathon day working our way around the sights.
The Red Fort before lunch. Getting there involved a really exciting cyclo-rickshaw ride down Chadni Chowk, weaving through the crowds of people. The fort itself wasn't that impressive in the end.
We had lunch at McDonalds, just for a change from Indian food. We both love Indian food, and don't really like McDonalds, but it was spot on today. They don't do beef in India, though, so I had a Chicken Maharajah Mac!
We used the metro to head down to near the parliament building. The metro was all clean and new; so much so that it wasn't in our guidebook at all, and we really struggled to find the stations!
From the parliament we walked down to the National Museum, and spent some time in there, before heading down to India Gate. New Delhi is all very clean and quiet and leafy, and in real contrast to Old Delhi where we'd spent the morning.
The most unbelievable thing happened coming back from India Gate: for only the second time in India we managed to get an autorickshaw to use the meter. We discovered that we'd been paying three to four times the going rate for all of our journeys. But there's not much you can do about it except not take the rickshaws at all.
We said goodbye again to Anja and Sven; they're leaving India tomorrow.