First week: Delhi

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A puppy in Parharganj
My first week in India has had it up's and down's. I was so excited for my trip, the flight went smoothly, and food was fab. I flew with Air India from London Heathrow and had great India style plane food. The only thing that mde me giggle was the air hostesses coming through the aisles with can of air freshener 2 hours after the main meal! Landed in Delhi late Monday night so went straight to the hotel in Parharganj.

I spent the first 2 days getting ued to things. On Tuesday there was a large Hindu Temple procession though the main bazaar, in the afternoon I caught the metro to see the Jama Masjid Mosque up close and have a walk through Meena Bazaar and other food markets. Wednesday was also pretty relaxed, just adapting to the loud <BEEEEP>'s from traffic every second, smells, colours, noises etc.
A common sight - Hindu Temple Ceremony running through Parharganj from the temple.


Unfortunately I got sick on Wednesday night so was stuck in the hotel for a couple of days, things were not imroving so called a Dr to my room. I was taken to the medical clinic as I was suffering from Dysentry and bad dehydration problems! I was hooked up on an IV line for fluid and antbiotics so that really helped a lot. I am now fine, feeling a lot better and set for travelling!

I spent Sunday with a family who live behind the train tracks as I wanted to learn more about life here, and what it is was like for the railway familes. I had an amazing time there. So it is now Monday and I'm feeling fit, recovered and motivated so I am off to Agra to see the Taj Mahal tomorrow!

I would also like to recommend Hare Krishna Hotel in Main Bazaar, Paharganj. It has clean, nice rooms for about 300 rupees a night, with a lovely rooftop terrace and very nice staff!
sidtim says:
'can of air freshener 2 hours after the main meal'
lol... rofl. :P
Posted on: Jul 28, 2009
vvicy1 says:
Ha ha, but the first time I didn't know what had caused the food poisoning... till I went to 2nd time and I was like "You filfthy scruffy dirty ****ers!"... how people can serve dirty food to anyone is beyond me....
Posted on: Jun 16, 2009
James1985 says:
twice? isnt once reason enough to not go back?
Posted on: Jun 16, 2009
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A puppy in Parharganj
A puppy in Parharganj
A common sight - Hindu Temple Cere…
A common sight - Hindu Temple Cer…
Hindu Temple Procession, Paharganj
Hindu Temple Procession, Paharganj
Hindu Temple Procession, Paharganj
Hindu Temple Procession, Paharganj
Hindu Temple Procession, Paharganj
Hindu Temple Procession, Paharganj
Hindu Temple Procession, Paharganj
Hindu Temple Procession, Paharganj
Hindu Temple Procession, Paharganj
Hindu Temple Procession, Paharganj
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Jama Masjid Mosque
Islamic Quarters, Fish Market, Del…
Islamic Quarters, Fish Market, De…
Islamic Quarters, Fish Market, Del…
Islamic Quarters, Fish Market, De…
Back streets of Paharganj
Back streets of Paharganj
Back streets of Paharganj
Back streets of Paharganj
Band man at Hindu Wedding
Band man at Hindu Wedding
Hindu Wedding Partygoers, Paharganj
Hindu Wedding Partygoers, Paharganj
Family I met in New Delhi
Family I met in New Delhi
Family I met in New Delhi
Family I met in New Delhi
Family I met in New Delhi
Family I met in New Delhi
Family I met in New Delhi
Family I met in New Delhi
Family I met in New Delhi
Family I met in New Delhi
Family I met in New Delhi
Family I met in New Delhi
Family I met in New Delhi
Family I met in New Delhi
Family I met in New Delhi
Family I met in New Delhi
New Delhi
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