Delhi Tips?

Old Mar 6, 17, 8:12 am
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Delhi Tips?

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Going to India for the first time a week from Thursday. Not a long trip, flying Qatar through Doha.

We have a 4-night tour of the triangle, so most of that's already planned out. But we do have 3 free days in Delhi proper. What would be the best way to fill them? Ideas/suggestions needed!

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Old Mar 6, 17, 11:59 pm
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where will you be staying & what are you looking to do????sightseeing, shopping, relaxing, etc????
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Old Mar 7, 17, 11:38 am
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Staying at the Hotel Star Plaza - only there 2 full days after a tour that includes some basic Delhi sites. What are the must sees, where should we eat given the limited time frame, is the metro what we should use to travel, how's uber, etc
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https://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/delhi
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Originally Posted by corbs315 View Post
Staying at the Hotel Star Plaza - only there 2 full days after a tour that includes some basic Delhi sites. What are the must sees, where should we eat given the limited time frame, is the metro what we should use to travel, how's uber, etc
your hotel location is quite central but you will still need a car or public transport to access the must see sites....i would suggest akshardham, humayun's tomb, lotus temple, qutub minar, rashtrapati bhavan, india gate....

what type of cuisine are you looking for????indian accent & cafe illuminati have a good mix of indian fusion food....

uber is very convenient & cheap....so is the metro....i use both frequently....
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Make sure to get a SIM card so you can use Uber. Taxis are hit or miss; especially for first timers. Don't get your hopes up too high, Delhi is by far the filthiest, nastiest place I've ever been. You will smell and see urine and feces everywhere and dust will carry them nasties straight to your face.
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Originally Posted by babypuwet View Post
Delhi is by far the filthiest, nastiest place I've ever been. You will smell and see urine and feces everywhere and dust will carry them nasties straight to your face.
you must not have been to many places then....

while i'll be the first to admit that delhi is definitely not the cleanest, it is nowhere near what you claim....
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Old Mar 8, 17, 5:51 am
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So Uber's good?
I saw the SIM card thing but was just going to do an ATT int'l package like I usually do.
Thanks for the restaurant tips, Indian Accent had come up before!
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So Uber's good?
I saw the SIM card thing but was just going to do an ATT int'l package like I usually do.
Thanks for the restaurant tips, Indian Accent had come up before!
keep in mind that you would need to make a reservation a week or so in advance for indian accent....
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Originally Posted by babypuwet View Post
Make sure to get a SIM card so you can use Uber. Taxis are hit or miss; especially for first timers. Don't get your hopes up too high, Delhi is by far the filthiest, nastiest place I've ever been. You will smell and see urine and feces everywhere and dust will carry them nasties straight to your face.
I have been to Delhi a half dozen times and found it to be a beautiful city with clean streets, many parks, and gorgeous architecture. I have no clue what you are referring to. Sure there are slums etc., but for tourists who stay in hotels in the Diplomatic area or near Connaught, and visit tourists sites, they will not see much if anything remotely like that. I even went to the slums in Mumbai and found them reasonably safe and relatively clean.
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Originally Posted by corbs315 View Post
So Uber's good?
I saw the SIM card thing but was just going to do an ATT int'l package like I usually do.
I second Uber as it is generally effective and cheap -- depending on the distance, even cheaper than taxis.
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"I have been to Delhi a half dozen times and found it to be a beautiful city with clean streets, many parks, and gorgeous architecture."

Sounds like you're talking about New Delhi. The earlier poster wrote of Delhi, and I don't think he was far off the mark.
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"I have been to Delhi a half dozen times and found it to be a beautiful city with clean streets, many parks, and gorgeous architecture."

Sounds like you're talking about New Delhi. The earlier poster wrote of Delhi, and I don't think he was far off the mark.
i don't think the earlier poster differentiates between delhi & new delhi....
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i don't think the earlier poster differentiates between delhi & new delhi....
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Old Delhi Walking Tour

I had a spare day in DEL last year & decided to do The Old Delhi Walking & Food Tour:

http://www.masterjikeehaveli.com/

It was incredibly good........much better than looking at Mogul statutes from the 15th Century.
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