Friday, 4 November 2016

India,adventures and travel

Off we set on our India adventure on the 28th October, we were advised to fly Singapore airlines due to India air not having good reviews, it was a nice 71/2hr flight to Singapore with a 3 1/2hr stop over in Singapore and then a 5 1/2hr flight to Delhi. Needless to say after leaving home at 0500hrs in am and arriving in Delhi at 0400hrs, we were pretty exhausted.
We arrived in Delhi at 8pm at night, so straight to bed for a good nights rest to get up and explore Delhi.
We are fortunate to be in India at Diwali time, the Festival of Lights 
A lot of celebrating is enjoyed by all, with millions of firecrackers being being let of, as this is not bad enough to add to the dense pollution already in Dehli.
Delhi has 25,000,000 people, traffic noise and pollution does not make for an enjoyable time.
Amazing to watch bumper to bumper traffic with horn blowing, cars, buses tuttut's making their own lanes.
On our first day we hired a taxi for 4 hours to take us to Dilli Haat which was a recommended craft, textile market, my very special finds and purchases on the first day, set me up for what could be some unique little finds.
DIlli Haat
My first purchases, a Kantha quilt and some vintage trim off saris.
Our 2nd day in Delhi was the commencement of our tour, we visited the Red Fort, went for a rickshaw ride around Old Delhi.
Entry to the Red Fort.
Elephant statue in Red Fort 
Our rickshaw ride, one of many.

Street scenes of Old Delhi.

To be continued!

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