My 5am alarm going off signalled that it was time to leave Delhi and head on to Agra, although I needn't have bothered crawling out of bed at this ungodly hour - predictably, the bus was late. Almost everyone I met in Delhi warned me off getting the bus to Agra, which was a bit … Continue reading The Bus from Delhi to Agra
“I asked my soul: What is Delhi? She replied: The world is the body and Delhi its life." - Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib (poet) I'll be honest, I was dreading Delhi. It was my first destination on my adventure around Northern India and I had visions of stepping off the plane into a dirty, lecherous … Continue reading Delhi: Why all the hate?
A 'Hop On, Hop Off' (HOHO) sightseeing bus is about as touristy as you can get really and is found in pretty much every major tourist hub in the world. I was in two minds whether to book it or not but I was also aware just how big Delhi is - it's absolutely massive. … Continue reading Delhi: Hop On, Hop Off Bus
On my final day in Delhi, I was planning on using the HOHO bus to explore a few of the sites which were a little further out of the city. I'd say it's definitely worth the effort as these two sites were stunning and I think they're both easily accessible via the metro (Kalkaji Mandir … Continue reading Delhi: Lotus Temple & Qutub Minar
As I was on HOHO, I'm not sure how accessible this place is for people looking round Delhi. Research tells me that the nearest metro station is 2km away and it might be quite pricey to get a tuk-tuk from Central Delhi to here. But what I will say is that if you make the … Continue reading Delhi: The Tombs of Humayun & Safdarjang
As I was setting up the blog, I wasn't really sure what the best way to set things out was - should I do it in sights, days, experiences? I've decided to split it into sights/experiences so it's easier to find things you're looking for, but things might overlap and I'll intertwine tourist sights with … Continue reading Delhi: Red Fort & Raj Ghat
“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you've never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” - Judith Thurman (writer) People love to use the metaphor of life being a journey - we're all heading somewhere. It's not a metaphor I tend to use myself, as … Continue reading travelling the scenic route…