Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dialing 011

     One of the busiest railway stations in India which is having 16 platforms and people never stop travelling. You can find beautiful girls and handsome guys everywhere. Unbroken roads, huge malls, great history and a lot more. The perfect destination to see modern India which goes hand in hand with our traditional India, which is equally important.

    There are more than hundred of places you can visit in Delhi but this article is about the ten places I have visited during my time here. I have chosen these places according to my wish not as per their popularities.

Nehru Place
1. Nehru Place
     This is located in the south New Delhi and it is considered to be the biggest IT hub of South Asia. There are multiple shops for computer hardware, office space, banks, ATM, small hotels and many more. I have been there because I had to buy a laptop. The nearby metro station is Nehru Place.

Rajiv Chowk Metro Station
2. Rajiv Chowk
     It is one of the busiest metro station, reason it is a transfer metro station where you can transfer from yellow line to blue line or vise verse. It is connecting station. If you ever visit to New Delhi I recommend you to travel via metro and get a look of Rajiv Chowk once.

Connaught Place
3. Connaught Place
     The Rajiv Chowk metro station serves for the Connaught Place. Connaught Place is one of the largest shopping locations in New Delhi. The structure of CP is in a big circle with an inner and outer circle. It is considered as one of the top heritage structures of Delhi. There are so many numbers of movies sequences have been shot here e.g. 3 idiots, special 26 etc. It is well known place so it doesn't need any further description.

Chandani Chowk

4. Chandani Chowk
     Chandani Chowk is one of the oldest market place of Delhi. It is located in Old Delhi and it has a great history footprint. It is located on the opposite to the Red fort of Delhi. It is another place in Delhi where movie sequences have been shot e.g. Delhi 6 etc. The reason for Chandani Chowk to be so famous all over the world is because of it's large shopping area, good food and temples and mosque to worship. The nearby metro station is Chandani Chowk.

     Parathe wali gali
5. Paranthe Wali Gali
     Parathe wali gali is located in Chandani Chowk. This place is totally dedicated to a number of paratha shops. This gali is so famous you got to visit here once, if you are in Old Delhi. I have counted myself and I find more than 50 varieties of paratha's here. It's not a regular paratha of course it serves deep fried paratha that I have never seen or tasted before. I enjoyed eating here. The nearby metro station is Chandani Chowk.

Pigeon Feeding
6. Pigeon Feeding
     During my visit to the old part of Delhi I have got a chance to feed those beautiful birds, pigeon. It seems to me kind of tradition here to feed pigeons. If you never did this in your life I suggest you feed these pigeons once and you will definitely love to do it again and again. And you do not need to come to particularly Delhi for this.

7. ISKCON Temple
     ISKCON Temple or Sri Radha Krishnachandra Temple is located in East of Kailash, New Delhi. This is one of the largest temples in Delhi with long galleries and corridors with Lord Krishna's pictures on it which describes all of his life and preachings. East of Kailash is one of the crowded area in Delhi but when you enter into the ISKCON Temple you find peace and you lost yourself when you hear and repeat devine words "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" chants. The nearby metro station is Nehru Place.

8. Raj Ghat
     It is a memorial to our Father of Nation Late Mahatma Gandhi. For me it's a kind of spiritual place.
Raj Ghat
9. Top Breads
     There are lots of other places to write about but reason to include "Top Bread" here is its a small modern restaurant where you can find a lot many types of breads and bakery. Food is delicious. The best thing about this place is it has a salad bar where you have a full freedom to make your own salad. This was the first time I have visited here and I loved this place. Yes the price is a little high but believe me its worthy too. The nearby metro station is Noida sector 18.

Salad Bar
Varieties of breads

The Great India Place Mall
10. The Great India Place Mall
     The reason behind including "The Great India Place Mall" in this list is not only because this is one of the largest mall running in India but because this is the place where I used to visit so frequently during my MBA college time. My favorite outlet here is Globus. You can shop, eat, drink or just hang out with your friends here. The nearby metro station is Noida sector 18.

     Hereby, I am closing my diary. Delhi welcomed me when the sun was in peak and unbearable and farewell was with heavy drops of rain. This is the beauty and burden of Delhi. But I love this place with my whole heart.