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Day 2 in New Delhi

Hey there people!!!

So day two here in Delhi, and it’s a gorgeous day outside. The girls and I are just getting ready to head out for another full day of touring India. Today’s itinerary consists of a visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan which is the center of New Delhi. It’s known as the Presidents House and is known for its architectural design and how it flows to the Indian Gate. We’re going to get there by taking a cycle rickshaw. For those who don’t know what that is it’s like a big tricycle that has a seat in the front for the rickshaw puller and a wide seat at the back to accommodate two people so we’ll have to take two but we’ve been told it is quite an experience and is one of the least expensive ways to travel in India. From Rashtrapati Bhavan we’ll walk to the Indian Gate. The Indian Gate is actually a memorial that was raised for the Indian soldiers who were killed in the Afghan war. We were told to go later in the evening because the lawns in front of the gate are a popular place to gather. So in the mean time we’ll head back to Paharganj to pass the time, also to try some of the local street dishes that we didn’t get to try yesterday like Chaat, which is an assortment of crisp, salted, small pancakes sprinkled with various powders along with different chutneys (Indian sauces) and a dash of yogurt. Or maybe we can try Pani Puri, that’s a hollow crisp ball made from dough, and filled as-you-eat with a spicy concoction of water and potatoes, topped with either sweet or spicy chutney. For a drink we wanted to try Lassi which is a yogurt type drink that can either be made plain/salty, sweet, or fruit flavored. But I have to go cause our cycle rickshaws here so expect an entry tomorrow.


Rashtrapati Bhavan
Indian Gate

Posted by india2010 17:09

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