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Markus
Posts: 2,840
Registered: ‎2010-09-20

Andaman Islands & New Dehli, India

So, I know there's a lot of Indian users on this forum and I'm hoping I can get some good tips from you (other can of course contribute as well). :smileyhappy:

I'm going to the Andaman Islands i January/February for some vacation.

I will spend most the time on Havelock Island and Neil Island.

Has anyone been to these islands? Do you know anyone who's been there?

I'll spend half a week in New Dehli as well. What is a MUST see? :smileyhappy:

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slimshaddy
Posts: 6,622
Registered: ‎2011-06-28

Re: Andaman Islands & New Dehli, India

wow awesome :smileyhappy: awesome awesome :smileyhappy:

i'm feeling very good and i'm realy glad and i would like to help you..

well i''m from new delhi :smileywink: i have never been to the andaman islands but i'll search all the attractions of the islands..

well here are the attractions of new delhi :smileyhappy:

  • Akshardham temple

          YOU HAVE TO GO HERE..promise me you will :smileyhappy:

          its amazing...and i'm sure you wouldn't have seen anything like this...it's simply awesome....

here are some pics..

awesome right..and it will look far more awesome if you see it standing there

The beautiful mandir built without steel, consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars, a spectacular Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants) and 20,000 murtis and statues of India’s great sadhus, devotees, acharyas and divine personalities.

then you have other great things :smileywink:

  1. hall of values

http://www.akshardham.com/whattosee/hallofvaules/index.htm

   2. giant screen film

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http://www.akshardham.com/whattosee/giantscreenfilm/index.htm

   3. boat ride

skrutivihar.jpg

http://www.akshardham.com/whattosee/boatride/index.htm

  4. musical fountain

yagnapurushkund.jpg

http://www.akshardham.com/whattosee/musicalfountains/index.htm

  5. garden of india

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http://www.akshardham.com/whattosee/gardenofindia/index.htm

for full details

http://www.akshardham.com/

well this is one  of the attraction , i'll be adding more places :smileyhappy:

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Markus
Posts: 2,840
Registered: ‎2010-09-20

Re: Andaman Islands & New Dehli, India

Thanks! :smileyhappy:

I will have to talk everything through with my friend whom I will travel with but this looks cool. That temple looks amazing!

I know New Dehli is a huge city and there's probably no good answer to this but where do you reckon we should live if we want to see as much as possible? Should we go with the logic and try to find a hotel in the very city center or are there better places?

We're also talking about taking a trip to Taj Mahal. Is it worth it? ...or is it just a tourist trap? It looks pretty impressive.

I've been at (and inside) the Giza pyramids in Kairo and that was some impressive stuff. I image this can be something similar. :smileyhappy:

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slimshaddy
Posts: 6,622
Registered: ‎2011-06-28

Re: Andaman Islands & New Dehli, India

  • Qutub Minar

well this is another great monument here in delhi :smileyhappy:

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well its a good place... well if you are coming here so i dont want you to miss all this...  :smileyhappy:

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slimshaddy
Posts: 6,622
Registered: ‎2011-06-28

Re: Andaman Islands & New Dehli, India

  • Red Fort

This colossus citadel made by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan is pride of Delhi. The mighty fort spreading in 2.4 km is built with red stone and thus got the name Red Fort or Lal Quila.

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Old-Delhi-Red-Fort-At-Night.jpg

and if you come here dont forget the CHANDNI CHOWK MARKET :smileywink:

it even has its own wikipidea page :smileyhappy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandni_Chowk

here are some pics..Chandni-Chowk-Market-New-Delhi-India.jpg

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well its crowded a little bit but its worth going :smileyhappy:

AND DONT FORGET THE PARANTHE WAALI GALI :smileyhappy:

its basically a lane full of shops who serves paranthas ( fried indian breads ) you have to try them :smileywink:

the street has its own wiki page :smileyhappy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranthe_wali_Gali

these are some famous shops in chandni chowk :smileyhappy:


and in chandni chowk itself you have the JAMA MASJID ( mosque )


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this is the main entrance :smileyhappy: /\

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slimshaddy
Posts: 6,622
Registered: ‎2011-06-28

Re: Andaman Islands & New Dehli, India

hmm ok....

so there are many hotels , you will find in any place :smileyhappy:

there is a place called " paharganj" if yours is a budget trip you will get rooms here at very low price :smileyhappy:

there are just hotels here :smileylaugh:

and it has metro connectivty , you can go to any part of delhi on the delhi metro :smileyhappy: ( another thing to see )

Delhi_Metro.jpeg

you can go to akshardham , cannaught place ( awesome shoping place . images coming :smileyhappy: ) red fort , jama masjid , chandni chowk , qutub minar and many more places :smileyhappy: )

so in short , metro will be your personal vehicle :smileywink:

( you can get a  metro card , just ask the metro guys for one day metro card , you will be charged only once and you can travel in metro for a full whole day with no further cost :smileyhappy: you can exit and enter several times )

so coming back to hotels..

paharganj is the place for you :smileywink: good hotles , metro connectivity and al things are available there...

most of the tourists stays there only :smileyhappy:

otherwise if you want you can have good hotels in cannaught place .. but charges will be high :smileyhappy:

there are also bed and breakfast schemes avaialble in delhi..

for more you can check this...

http://www.delhicapital.com/delhi-hotels/ :smileywink:

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slimshaddy
Posts: 6,622
Registered: ‎2011-06-28

Re: Andaman Islands & New Dehli, India

for shopping :smileyhappy: cannaught place and janpath is the place :smileywink:

again it has metro connectivity ( rajiv chowk station )

anything and every shop is there :smileyhappy:

theres a famous pastry shop called the wengers you have to try it :smileywink:

its in the inner circle..

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well i hope i have helped :smileywink:

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slimshaddy
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Re: Andaman Islands & New Dehli, India

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slimshaddy
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Re: Andaman Islands & New Dehli, India

well yes taj mahal is also a place to see :smileyhappy:

if you want any detailed  information , then only hire a guide..

well but i think you should not :smileyhappy:

you can look at all the things by yourself..

theres no need..and you said it correct , i am not proud of this but they misguide tourists and extract money so you will be better off without a guide :smileyhappy:

one more warning : guides will flood you :smileylaugh: haha..... they will be all over , around you ..just a warning :smileysilly:

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Markus
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Registered: ‎2010-09-20

Re: Andaman Islands & New Dehli, India

You're on fire! :smileyhappy: Thanks for all the tips.

I only have 4 days in New Dehli so I won't have time for all this but I'll sit down and have a look at this and see what my friends think about it. :smileyhappy: Thanks again!