Monday, 29 June 2009

Life in Delhi


A safe drinking water cart on Delhi's road. You get a glass of cold water for just one rupee. If you are lucky you can also get lime water.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Street Gods 2

Godess Durga in a Leisure Park in New Delhi



This picture of a blackboard, which describes holy days of Hindu Calender in a small Lord Shiva Temple in New Delhi

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Travel in Delhi Bus

There are two types of buses in Delhi, one is Govt buses called DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) buses and other one is Blue Line bus. It is the cheapest mode of travel in Delhi. DTC buses runs in time and you have to run to catch the bus, they never stop completely to take off/ board passengers, so its no way good for the faint hearted. However, Blue line buses stops everywhere, they even stop without a proper bus stop in Delhi and they give plenty of time to board/ take off passenger. If you are not with time and have plenty off time on your hand, blue line buses are good choice for you.



Delhi Govt has also introduced new A/C buses which run on specific route around Delhi. Govt of Delhi has planned to introduce several comfy new buses in next two years.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Wall Advertisements

This post describes the wall advertisements in the city of New Delhi

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This one shows religious discourse of some religious guru in Delhi. The timing and date are on the advertisement

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Learning English is easy, ANGREZ means English.

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Clean Air is everyone's right. I can't read the rest of the stuffs written in the Adv.

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This one needs no translation.

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Clean Air is everyone's right. Anti Smoking Adv.

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This one is about clean drinking water.

Monday, 22 June 2009

India Gate

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Sunday, 21 June 2009

Street Gods

This is the story of the neglected Gods & Goddesses living on the street.

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Goddess Durga in a Delhi Park


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Lord Shiva & Lord Krishna in a Water Fountain in Delhi


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Barely visible Lord Hanuman in a park in Delhi

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Oh yes, God & Godess are everywhere in India, they are even in this Blue Line bus (Private Bus) in Delhi

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Importants Links for Travel Delhi India

It's quite difficult to find information about Delhi, Most of the people in Delhi, just ask their neighbor, tea shop boy or a stranger on the road for direction. I have found some information which is useful for traveling in New Delhi, India


Emergency Telephone Numbers
  • Police - 100
  • Fire - 101
  • Ambulance - 102
  • Accident & Trauma - 10999
  • Police Headquarters - 011 3352678
  • Chanakya Puri Police Station - 011 3011100, 011 3012003
  • Parliament Street Police Station - 011 3361100, 011 3542700
Public Transports
  • http://delhigovt.nic.in/dtcbusroute/dtc/Find_Route/getroute.asp (Delhi Transport Corporation Bus Router Finder)
  • http://www.irctc.co.in/ (Online Indian Train Reservation)
  • www.indianrail.gov.in/ (Indian Railway)
  • http://www.hotfrog.in/Products/Taxi/New%20Delhi (Car Rental In Delhi)
Accommodation
  • http://www.hotelsofnewdelhi.com/ (Lists of Hotels in Delhi)
  • http://tinyurl.com/nnx5my (List of Hotels fro Google & Reviews)
  • http://www.delhitourism.com/info/hotel.html
Other Information
  • www.delhiinfo.com/
  • www.lonelyplanet.com/india/delhi
  • www.delhitourism.com/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delhi

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Village in New Delhi

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A fruit juice shop in a New Delhi Village

Street God in New Delhi village. It's not good, people dumping their left overs to this poor God, which is later eaten by cows, which is shown in the next picture.

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Cows eat food offered to street God in New Delhi village

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I finished my breakfast, i think i need to go now.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Traffic In New Delhi

The most notorious thing about Delhi traffic is pollution. Air pollution is so acute in Delhi, that people wear or cover mask in their face to protect themselves from inhaling polluted air. Also in road, people don't follow rules and neither do they have patience for their fellow users on the road.

The video shown below describes a typical life of Delhi on road.

Warning: the video clip contains acute traffic noise


You can also see the govt. of Delhi is building more over bridges in order to build infrastructures for commonwealth games in 2012. The Govt and people of Delhi are doing nothing to reduce pollution in Delhi. If this rate of increase of pollution continues it would be impossible to live in Delhi in coming years.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Delhi at night

video

Although i added background music to the above video. It's very calm at 04:45 in the morning. At this time i only find three people, one was old man sweeping the road (not a municipal cleaner i guess), second one was an old lady sweeping in front of her house and the last one was an old man just sitting on a chair. I could not show them in the movie due to protection of their privacy. Movie was recorded by a phone camera.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Travel Tips New Delhi, India - No Change

In most shops in Delhi you have to pay the exact amount for thing you buy. Its a fact that in most of the shops, even if the shop keeper has changes to return but first they will insist you to pay exact amount in cash. Also in some cases they will not sell you if they have to give large change.

For example, if you want to buy half litre of mango juice (Price is 25 rupees) and you give 100 rupees to the shopkeeper, then the shopkeeper is most likely to refuse you. It's because he has to give 75 rupees of change to you.

It may sounds weird if you are a non indian or not from Delhi but its a real fact in Delhi. So make sure to carry changes/ smaller currency to avoid refusal from the shopkeepers in Delhi.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Travel to Vaishnodevi India



This is basically where i have started my journey to Vaishnodevi temple. This is t
he picture of Katra bus stop. All i needed was to get a ticket from the Vaishnodevi trust office. Its free of cost. From this point, i went for 10 minutes walk to a place called Banganga, which is basically the gateway to the temple.

It was a nice weather to climb 13 Km to reach the mountain top. I used the long conventional route, i mean no stairs, it took me 3 hours to reach the temple at the mountain. I started my journey at around 07:30 in the morning and i reached at the top at around 11:00 am.

Oh by the way Jammu is overnight journey by bus and train from Delhi. From Jammu, there is no train to katra, but there are lots of buses leave every half an hour or so to katra.

The Vaishnodevi shrine board have built several resting place on the way to temple. There are also many shops sells cold drinks and food on the way to temple. But i found them bit over priced but the shops set up by the shrine board is ok and good








As started walking on my to top, it was bit over crowded, till i climbed 6 km along hill. But after that i walked my rest of my journey in calm atmosphere. May be i guess people were tired and took rest, while i just walked.

The view of the holy cave and temple from the mountain







On my way back from Vaishnodevi temple.







There are helicopter service available but that will not take you to the top. You have to walk around 2km to reach the temple. I think they charge around 1200 rupees to use this service





Its correct, it was dangerous to use that route to get down from the mountain but it was adventurous.