Friday, June 10, 2011

Delhi

The Humayun's Tomb
When visiting North India such as Delhi, it is also recommended to visit Agra and Rajasthan which are consider the golden triangle of India. Any tour package will suggest the same even though they are quite far apart, about 4 hours drive from each other. During our recent trip, we bought the local tour package for 15000 rupees which includes accommodation, a car, toll, petrol, parking charges and a driver for 4 days 3 nights starting from New Delhi and ends in New Delhi as well. As for our 1 day tour around Delhi, it cost us 1000 rupees which exclude entrance fees but includes of petrol and 8 hours tour around the city.
The Lotus Temple
If you are planing to tour the Golden Triangle, I suggest you to pick up only some of the interesting places as entrance fees are quite costly. Perhaps a few photo shoots from the outside is good enough since the tour package are already  included. We did the same too. Most tour will include Raj Ghat the cremation site of Mathatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, Laxmi Narayan Mandir Temple, President's House, Parliament House and the Government Secretariat's Buildings.
When choosing the tour package, terms and conditions have to be stress out with the agents. Such as taxes, toll, parking charges and to include shopping or not, because normally the driver will try to gain some benefits out from the tourist. As in our case, the driver insist that he brings us to his shopping site instead of our choice of places. I dislike shopping at places which the tour claims to belong to the government as the prices are too much higher from the normal market. These are places that gives commissions to the introducers.
The India Gate
The Laxmi Narayan Mandir Temple

Flea Market at Chandni Chowk
As for shopping, there are many such as Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Meena Bazaar and etc. I prefer to shop around our hotel area in Karol Bagh.
Overall I think Delhi has nothing to offer except good curries and shopping especially cotton clothing and camel leather slippers. Where food is concern, beware of it's cleanliness.

1 comment:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Thank you for the tips, beautiful city !