Delhi photo diary - lots of food and exploring

Delhi was the third stop on our Indian adventure and after a busy schedule in Hyderabad and Mumbai we were looking forward to a more relaxed stay:

A visit to the Red Fort. Constructed by the same architect who designed the Taj Mahal, 
this was the residence of the Mughal emperor for nearly 200 years. Inside the imposing
 brick walls are a series of  intricately decorated buildings and elegant flower gardens. 
A beautiful and peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city outside. 

 After a long flight and no food since breakfast these kebabs tasted so good! Juicy 
tender chunks of chicken and mutton, wrapped in a delicious naan bread and served 
with yogurt and coriander sauce. An unhealthy treat but definitely worth the calories.

 In Delhi we stayed at the LaLait Hotel which although was very modern and in a 
great location was sadly let down by the service and attitude of the staff. They do have 
an amazing swimming pool though and the breakfast buffet was second to none. 

 Comforting Chinese food after a long day of exploring.

To me, Delhi was a city of contrasts, a city where the poor and rich live side by side and a city 
that was both incredibly busy and overwhelming yet so quiet and peaceful just a few streets away.

More Parsi food at SodaBottleOpenerWala, would highly recommend the aubergine and 
Goan sausage, both bursting with flavour and perfect for dipping into with the chewy flatbread. 

 Compared to the searing heat of Mumbai, Delhi on the whole felt cooler, especially as we 
managed to get caught in the rain on several occasions. We spent a lot of time just wandering 
around the city, taking in the culture, sampling the cuisine and reflecting on our trip so far. 

 Next up, a day trip to Agra for the Taj Mahal and a review of one of our favourite restaurants

 Have you ever been to India? What trips are you looking forward to this year?

2 comments

  1. Ah Delhi looks amazing! I'm doing the Golden Triangle next year and can't wait to see it all in real life! x

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    1. Ah very jealous, you'll have an amazing time! Let me know what Jaipur is like as we didn't get the chance to go x

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