3 Weeks Across Incredible India

India-Travelogue  |  Travel time: January 2009  |  by Michael Honsel

Delhi

In the early evening I arrived at Delhi Airport and I went by taxi to Faiz. He is a friend of Saijo and Lijo and I already knew him from his trip to Germany in 2008.
The taxi driver did not know the way and how should a taxi driver know all places in a 12.8 million people city. But I fixed this problem very quick by calling Faiz and giving my phone to the driver. Buying an indian prepaid simcard for things like this was a really good idea.
The evening we made a walk at Faiz place. The night I stayed in a guestroom in a student hostel in Institute Of Immunology where Faiz is working as researcher.

Day 14 - 22. January 2009

This day I explored Delhi. First I went to Qutb Minar Complex.

Qutb Minar

Qutb Minar

Qutb Minar Complex

Qutb Minar Complex

Later I went to Lotus Temple. Lotus Temple is a multireligous temple where everybody can go for meditation. Many school classes were there.

Afterwards I met Faiz at Lotus Temple. We went to Akshardham Temple. Taking photos inside this temple is not allowed and this was good because otherwise the athmosphere will be destroyed. This temple is very beautiful.
Later we went to the inner city of Old Delhi. Red Fort was closed for Republic day.

Me and Faiz at Red Fort

Me and Faiz at Red Fort

Then we visited Jama Masjid Mosque.

Jama Masjid Mosque

Jama Masjid Mosque

Afterwards we made a bicycle rikscha tour in the chaotic traffic of Old Delhi

Old Delhi

Old Delhi

Traffic in Old Delhi

Traffic in Old Delhi

Electrical installations in Old Delhi

Electrical installations in Old Delhi

more electrical installations in Old Delhi

more electrical installations in Old Delhi

Afterwards we went as far to India Gate as possible. The nearer area was closed for Republic Day.

India Gate

India Gate

© Michael Honsel, 2009
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The trip
 
Description:
A trip to India to visit Mumbai, some parts of Kerala, Goa, Delhi, Agra, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur
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Start of journey: Jan 09, 2009
Duration: 3 weeks
End of journey: Jan 31, 2009
Travelled countries: India
The Author
 
Michael Honsel is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 15 years.
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