Week 12 Delhi
26th June to the 29th June
It has been a really eventful 4 days so we’re going to do 2 blogs this week the first on Delhi and the 2nd on Leh (although depending on internet access this may not be sent until the middle of July).
We’re not sure if landing in the capital city was the best idea we’ve ever had, it really has been like jumping into the deep end of India. Although we’ve seen Delhi and other Indian cities in documentaries and in films it doesn’t prepare you for the reality of being in India.
Delhi in June
It is really hot, even for the locals, it is humid, with very little air to breathe, temperatures in excess of 37c every day including the night
It is noisy 24/7 with horns beeping, people talking and dogs barking
It is really colourful, people wear amazing clothes and there are some beautiful buildings and parks
It is dirty, many of the roads are in poor disrepair, which makes it dusty, and there is rubbish everywhere
People in India are eager to speak english to you, they seemed to find us fascinating, taking pictures and staring, most seemed genuinely interested in helping us but some clearly had other agendas.
We visited a lot of tourist attractions but the highlight of the week was visiting the Taj Mahal.
Although it has been an interesting week we will be in no hurry to go back to Delhi.
We’re both really looking forward to the next stage of our journey, which starts today with a flight to Leh, we’ve been advised to stay in Leh for 3 to 4 days to allow for acclimatisation and then we’re back on our bikes to Manali.
Please note that we will have poor internet access in the Himalayas but will update the blog as and when we can
Hope everyone is well
love and kisses
Ginette and Gary