When we were planning our route through India, we decided to spend the holiday week of Diwali in Delhi. We figured there’d be lots to see and do related to the holiday and we’d avoid any of the inconvenience we’d experienced by our lack of planning related to Carnival in Ecuador (we’d learned our lesson!).
And yet, when we tell Indians that we are in Delhi for nearly a week they are all very surprised, Diwali or not, that we are spending so much time in the city. I guess ‘regular’ tourists fly through the city and move on to other areas.
But it’s not as though Delhi is some dud of a town with nothing to do but hang at the postoffice. There are lots of things to see in this city of millions!
As per usual, we are pacing ourselves. This is partly because it has become our mantra to go slow, but also because it helps our sanity (India overwhelms and so we take baby-steps…). At max we’ve hit two places in a day, but even if we did cram in as many as we could see, we would still be leaving Delhi after five full days without seeing everything.
What we have seen thus far has been nice. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that Delhi is one of my favourite cities or boasts the most impressive monuments, but it is worth a visit. Here are some of the places we’ve checked out: