Tagged With "Delhi"

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Re: Signs of Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
The signage all over India presents marvels of interpretation for visitors and locals alike. Somewhere I have a pic of a sign down an alleyway in Tamil and English "URIN STRICKTLY PROHIBITED" �� - to no apparent effect ! Signage in English is largely because it is the only language understood throughout the country ! When the first Congress convened in 1947, speakers of Hindi, Bengali and Tamil etc eventually agreed proceedings to be held in English - the only common language ! Check out any...
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Re: A Bicycle Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
Few things in life are as comprehensively stimulating as old Delhi. The relative leisure of a cycle rickshaw allows you to take in so much more as on foot you would be constantly on guard against breaking your neck stepping into a manhole or a ripe pile of garbage. Believe me, in India, if it is in the garbage it is of no conceivable use.
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Re: October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
Fresh cooked food doesn't often cause problems but you're right to be cautious, India has an impressive rage of bugs. I recall seeing 2 young neurotics scraping black specks off toast (what about the knife, the plate etc) - they'd eaten toast and Lomotil for 3 weeks (not advised). My own strategy was to chomp up 2 cloves of garlic and wash them down with yoghurt. Lyall Watson, writer, had a parasitologist friend supply him with a beef tapeworm (easily dispensed with); he then ate and drank...
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Re: October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
I imagine that with all the places you've been and eaten at, you likely have the antimicrobial resistance of penicillin. But those of us who get out less often do need to be careful. Nothing can spoil a vacation quite as much as a case of vomiting or diarrhea. A few minutes of gustatory pleasure don't make up for hours or days of GI distress. I wouldn't recommend the tapeworm therapy, even if it works. Has nasty potential side effects.
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Re: October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
Actually K, neither would I, but as the author of 'Supernature' it was kinda in his brief ! His friend advised the beef tapeworm because they're easier to evict than pork ones (!) - he had to eat ~50% extra to placate the sucker (sic) BTW resistances don't really last that long but you're right, I very rarely got, or get ill.
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

TravelingCanuck ·
Fantastic pictures. Thanks for this look at a very interesting and amazing park.
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

Travel Rob ·
Wonderful reveal!
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

Neil McAleer ·
Dear Karl - A beautiful sequence of images. I especially enjoyed seeing all the space(s) that you moved into and through and gave to your armchair companions through your fine images. Thank you. I plan to share your experience with my friend Ximena, who is planning to travel to India next year with a group of women friends. All my very best to you, Neil
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Neil! Your friend will enjoy India. You just need to be very careful about what you eat and drink. The Lodi Garden is a special spot within Delhi.
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Re: Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi (Where Gumbo was, #156)

GarryRF ·
Fascinating story DrF. The words of Gandhi are really inspirational. Take a look: http://www.brainyquote.com/quo.../mahatma_gandhi.html
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Re: Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi (Where Gumbo was, #156)

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, Garry. Gandhi was a remarkable man and a remarkable leader.
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Re: Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi (Where Gumbo was, #156)

Pratap Singh ·
Amazing place. I have been to the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad and this one is also worth visiting.
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Re: Subyard-Okhla Market, Delhi

Travel Rob ·
That's what travel is all about! I hope some people at the Subyard-Okhla Market get to their market showcased like this!
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Re: Subyard-Okhla Market, Delhi

TravelingCanuck ·
One of my favourite parts of travel is experiencing the customs and lifestyle of where you are, away from the tourist areas. People tend to think of things from the perspective of how things are "back home". That is never the case and it is what makes travelling so wonderful. You get to experience the whole mosaic of humanity, see the differences in how others live and learn that we are all more similar than different. Thanks for a small look at one aspect of daily life in Delhi.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 29, 2014: Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk, India

IslandMan ·
excellent picture, SM. Street life tells so many stories...
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Re: November 30, 2017: Delhi in a Nutshell

Amateuremigrant ·
The Ajmeri gate, if I'm not mistaken - Ajmer in Rajasthan was much more important in the past, but now known mainly as the portal to Pushkar, where the world renowned 'camel fair' is held. Perched on a conical hill there is the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma
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Re: Jama Masjid, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #256)

Professorabe ·
Delhi has a lot to offer in terms of interesting sites. HOWEVER, the air pollution is appalling, particularly in the winter. We will be in Delhi in March - when things should start to get a little better - but we have cut our stay there to a mere 24 hours. We would have liked to re-visit some places like Humayun's Tomb or the Jama Mosque, but in the end decided that we could not face the atrocious smog again. We will now leave on the earliest convenient train south.
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Re: Take A Tour To These Patriotic Places of India

David Mason ·
nice place to visit
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Re: Take A Tour To These Patriotic Places of India

Professorabe ·
Just to underline your description of Jodhpur's fort as majestic - here is one of the (many) photos I took of it on a trip through Rajasthan last year. Interesting article!
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How to assemble a 787 Dreamliner in 4 minutes

PHeymont ·
  Well, actually not really, but this time-lapse video lets you see the whole process from beginning to end at super-speed (faster than a speeding plane.... etc.) as Boeing builds a 787-9 for British Airways.   British Airways posted the...
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Delhi NY - A drive through the Catskills

Jonathan L ·
  If you have never been to the Catskill Mountains in New York State you are missing one of the real beautiful areas of the Northeastern United States. The Catskills fill the area between the Hudson River to the east and the Delaware River to the...
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Subyard-Okhla Market, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
We love food markets and today we visit one of Delhi's many markets, this one frequented by residents of Delhi and only rarely tourists.
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Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi (Where Gumbo was, #156)

DrFumblefinger ·
The solution to this past week's travel puzzle is Gandhi Smriti -- the home in New Delhi where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.
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Raj Ghat, New Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
A black marble slab marks the spot where Mahatma Ghandi was cremated a day after he was assassinated. The site is now known as Raj Ghat.
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Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful Lodi Gardens in Delhi, India. An unusual hybrid of medieval tombs and public gardens, it is a wonderful place to relax and stroll in this congested city of millions.
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Air Canada links Vancouver and Delhi

PHeymont ·
Air Canada is adding a non-stop flight from Vancouver to New Delhi, starting October 20th.
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Take A Tour To These Patriotic Places of India

Abhishek Mathur ·
The charm, the grandeur and the royalty is how India can be described. Not only in monetary terms but the country is also rich in terms of culture, traditions, heritage sites and everything. It is because of this reason that the country was once called “Golden Bird”. Got fascinated by the beauty and the charm of the country, many rulers has invaded this spectacular country at different period of time. Right start from Aibak to Mughals to British, the country is ruled and built in a unique...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 29, 2014: Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk, India

Siddharth Malkania ·
  A scene of people enjoying their Sunday on the streets of Old Delhi.  Old Delhi is jam-packed during weekdays.  Sunday is a slower, relaxed day, when when workers get time to complete their personal business and chores.  Here one...
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List of Top 10 Tourist Places for Visit in Delhi with Friends

Twinkle Garg ·
It's a hard job when it comes to choosing the top 10 places to see in a city as old as Delhi. Continually inhabited given that 300 BCE with built ruined as well as reconstructed 7 times, New Delhi is presently in its 8th character increasing from its very own ashes like a Phoenix metro each time it was laid to throw away. Fluctuate of mighty empires have actually ensured that Delhi is dotted with a range of monuments as well as relics of the past of this ancient city. Right here's a listing...
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6 Things you must consider when hiring Luxury car rental for Delhi Tour

Shashi Ranjan ·
Delhi being the capital of India is visited by many tourists yearly to explore the every aspect of the capital. Being the metropolitan city, Delhi is blessed with rich historical places that define the rich history. Travelers love to explore every corner of the city and this can only happen by hiring a renting service. Exploring the capital city by sitting inside the luxury car is the best decision you can take. There are many luxury cars for rent available in Delhi with different fleets and...
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Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #315)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the tomb of Emperor Humayun in Delhi. Said to be a fusion of Indian and Persian architectural styles, it was the first garden-tomb to be built in the country.
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A Visit to a Boy's Home in Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger and his tour group visit a shelter for boys in Delhi. Designed to help street kids have a safe home and rebuild their lives, we were impressed with what we saw.
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August 21, 2019: Audience Hall, Red Fort, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the impressive and spacious Audience Hall in Delhi's famous Red Fort. The Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Signs of Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the signage he encountered when he visited one of the world's largest cities.
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Culinary Extravaganza that is "Made in Mumbai"!

RS Rajawat ·
Apart from serving some of the best street food in India, Mumbai also has a world of swanky dining options where you can indulge in the finest cuisines from across the globe. The city has a lot on its platter- from Chinese to Italian, Tex-Mex to Japanese, almost every cuisine is available here. Take a look: Arola A first of its kind in bar in Mumbai, Arola in JW Marriott is a haven for those who love Spanish food to the core. The dishes here are prepared by the Michelin chef, Sergi Arola and...
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Jama Masjid, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #256)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the largest mosque in Delhi, known as Jama Masjid. It is a project of the great Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. A very worthwhile stop while visiting Delhi.
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5 Spectacular Heritage Sites in Delhi

Anil Verma ·
To make your stay in Delhi sultanate more enticing, we have brought to you the list of 5 best heritage sites in Delhi visiting which will bring you more close to the Delhi and its rich culture. Scroll down the list below – 1. National Rail Museum in New Delhi National Rail Museum in New Delhi The National Rail Museum in Delhi is all about the taking a journey into the past. The museum is a perfect place for spending some quality time with your loved ones. People on their Delhi day tour...
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November 30, 2017: Delhi in a Nutshell

DrFumblefinger ·
A favorite image that captures the chaos and variety of ways people get around the crowded streets of Delhi.
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Now this is how you explore the sites of New Delhi

Pratap Singh ·
Around 7 million travelers from all over the world visit India every year. Most of them land at New Delhi Airport (Indira Gandhi International Airport), and from here they hire cabs or catch a train to starts their holidays in India. Along with this many travelers also give a day or two in Delhi to explore the tourist monuments of the city and observe the life at India's capital. In this post, I've tried to present a typical tour itinerary on how a traveler can enjoy a fantastic week (or max...
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Which Is The Right Month To Visit Delhi?

Alina Jack ·
Out of the numerous Mughal cities, Delhi is one of the very few destinations, which has managed to keep its glory and heritage intact without interfering with its global development. Starting from Parliament of India, malls, skyscrapers and other modern structures on one side, Delhi has managed to keep its ancient markets, Red Fort, mosques, havelis and other structures, intact. Delhi is located in the middle of a landform, which means, the union territory has land on all four sides. This...
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Luxury Train Trips are the Best Way to Explore India

Rajiv Varma ·
India is teeming with a plenitude of palaces, historical monuments, picturesque destinations and magnificent sites. The smooth flight connections make it hassle-free for the travelers to marvel all of them in less time. However, there are those wanderers who love the journey more than the destinations. If you too are a devotee of the scenes passing by in your journey, then manifold your experience by traveling in any of the luxury trains. Be it the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels or the Maharajas...
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Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a Sikh temple located in the heart of Old Delhi, where he learns more about the charitable nature of the Sikh people.
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January 19, 2019: A Jain Parade, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
Unexpectedly, a parade of individuals of the Jain faith passed DrFumblefinger while he was walking the streets of Old Delhi.
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A Bicycle Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the sights of a bicycle rickshaw ride through the busy streets of Old Delhi.
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Chandni Chowk Market, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Chandni Chowk Market in Delhi. One of the oldest and busiest markets in India, almost anything you might want is for sale here.
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Delhi's Spice Market (Khari Baoli)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Asia's largest Spice Market, situated in Delhi. Its colors, aromas and tastes will entice you.
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A brief about Golden Triangle tour packages

rajasthanleaf ·
Want to make most of your first India trip? Why not, try Golden triangle tours? These tours offer you a beautiful peep into the diverse cultures, royal traditions and heritages within a short frame of time. If you are wondering from where to begin this vast subcontinent’s tour, how about the going for the Golden triangle tour packages? Golden triangle tours take you on a stroll to India’s three most prominent tourist destinations, Delhi-Agra- Jaipur. Imagine ending up being in an altogether...
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October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger makes a stop at a sweets shop in Delhi, where a proud employee poses for a photo
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DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger is befuddled by the street wiring he encountered while walking the streets in the older regions of Delhi.
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7 Tips on how to eat street food in India without getting sick

Pratima ·
India - a land of remarkable diversity is a much-loved tourist destination. The ancient traditions, artistic heritage, majestic landscapes and culinary creations prevailing in this country are sure to ignite your curiosity and warm your soul. Every state in the country has their own culinary delights, which have been passed from one generation to another. The variety found in Indian cuisine is unparalleled and unmatched by any other cuisine across the globe. Though the Indian food is widely...
 
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