My Delhi Travel Experience (Part 1)

“We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.”

That is so true, isn’t it? Not packing up to travel to someplace unseen is the biggest regret of my life. Every breath, sort of, reminds me of all the places I’m still to see, and the experiences I’m yet to make.

With the same urge kicking in, I finally got on to packing my bags and left for a destination I was long pining to visit. So, in December 2019, I boarded the flight destined for Delhi, and onward I went.

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My stay in Delhi was not long, about 3 days only. I didn’t get the chance to explore the city as much as I’d like to because I was on a schedule. But I did visit some of the historic places the city is famous for, interacted with the locals, and tried delicacies found only in Delhi, but famous all over the country. All in all, it was a beautifully satisfactory experience, one I long to witness again, soon.

This travelogue is all about my Delhi Experience. I shall share my story, hoping you love my journey and live it too through my pictures.

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Location: Mumbai International Airport. I am waiting for the flight which was delayed by 6 hours due to bad weather.
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Delhi International Airport at 9 in the morning.
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Paharganj, Delhi. Our hotel was located right in the heart of this bustling place.
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Enjoying the local battery rickshaw ride with sister
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The Red Fort, Old Delhi
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Inner ramparts of the Red Fort
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Inside view of Delhi Gate
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Diwan-e-aam or the audience hall
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Mumtaz Mahal which now houses the Red Fort Archaeological Museum
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Inner buildings for the Royal jenana.
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A view of the main building from the audience hall
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Meena Bazaar, where silk, jewellery and other items for the imperial household were sold during the Mughal period.
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The famous Parathewali gali in Chandni Chowk
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Rabadi Paratha. Quite popular but not one I liked much.
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The Pudina (Mint) paratha and Green Peas paratha which tasted real good.
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Dahi bhalla. These are deep fried fritters made with lentils. They are served with topping of yogurt and chutneys.
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Jama Masjid, Old Delhi
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The wash pond of Jama Masjid
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A closer view of the domes and minarets
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The beautiful Mughal architecture
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Front facade of the Masjid overlooking the region.
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The India Gate, originally called All India War Memorial, is a war memorial located on Rajpath in New Delhi.
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Canopies in the vicinity of India Gate
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Amar Jawan Jyoti or Flame of the Immortal Soldier

That’s all for the part one of my Delhi experience. The historical landmarks of Delhi are what I love most for I fell in love with them instantly. And I know this isn’t the last time I was in Delhi. In my next post, I shall share the last of my experiences traveling around Delhi. Stay tuned.

Visit my IG page @Badbookthief for my travel stories.

Question of the day

Have you visited Delhi? What do you love most about the Capital city?

Do share you thoughts in comments below. 🙂

P.S.: All images are copyright. Please seek permission before reproducing.

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© Asha Seth

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20 Replies to “My Delhi Travel Experience (Part 1)”

    1. I agree. The history of Delhi is unlike any other city in the country. I was mind-blown by how much the place has to offer if you are a lover of history. A week, perhaps, isn’t sufficient to soak into its beauty. The air quality wasn’t too bad for me, as Mumbai is worse these days.

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