Delhi monuments, sights, streets
We’ve been in Delhi for a week now. We’ve learned some things and still have much to learn. We know how to use the metro, rented a car one day to take us to several interesting monuments, tombs and temples, have walked around downtown a bit, have fought off many people trying to sell us something or get us into a shop where they will get a cut if we buy something. We are unfortunately learning that not all the helpful tips we are offered are true. We found a metro station that we like. It’s one station past the big interchange station at Connaught Place. It’s quiet and clean and there are no crowds. We can remember it because it sounds like ‘Barak Obama.’ The name of this station is Barakhambra road. We used it twice before and recognized the entrance. So when a fellow tried to direct us to a shop, I said, “No, we are just going to the metro.” and I pointed towards the station. He said “The metro is not that way. It’s back this way.” We knew he was lying just to get us to turn back and we kept going towards the metro. I believe at times people offering to help us just want to be helpful, but many times they are hoping to gain something by “helping” us.
After being here for a few days we knew enough to tell a driver where we wanted to go. I should have done more research ahead of time, but as you know we have been busy for weeks or months and I didn’t do that. So on Saturday I made a list of 4 places I thought we would like to see that weren’t too far apart. We let the driver decide which order was best. I’m not sure what criteria he used. I was able to follow where we were on my map.