Saturday, 6 July 2013
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
If you don't already know July-August is considered possibly the worst time of the year to be visiting Delhi and not just Delhi but other famous tourist places like Agra and Jaipur. Many would advice you to avoid Delhi as it is HOT and after the monsoons set in it can be extremely humid too.
Many times this is the only time to have a vacation with your family, that's a familiar case with families living in USA, Canada. Unfortunately school summer break (June-Aug) is the only time when it's possible to go out on a vacation if not now, then it's very much unlikely to go again any time in the foreseeable future.
I would say, "see Glass as Half Full and not half empty." Here are some great ways to make your Delhi visit Awesome during Monsoon!
6 Things to Turn Your Delhi Visit During Monsoon Awesome
2) Foot Wear with Holes
Crocs are practical footwear as you can wash them under the tap after every trip, but don't run in them or you risk slipping and landing with full force in a puddle of mud.
What you want in the monsoon is a foot-wear that you can wash in the shower and dries quickly, and also offer good toe protection.
3.Click, Click, Click
When Monsoon is in it's full flow in Delhi and soaks the whole city wet, this is the best time for Photographers to go out for an photographic expedition Colors tend to brighten more in monsoon. All the monuments, shopping markets take a different dimension.
Some of the best place to try your hand for photography are India Gate, Qutab Minar, Garden of 5 senses and in and around Mehrauli complex. It might not be a bad idea to take a walk in the vast Archeological Park just behind the Qutub
The Hauz Khas Complex including the Madrassa, the Tughlak Tomb and the Lake are also very appropriate places to visit.
4. Going Agra- Stay Overnight at least
There will be rain in Delhi and Agra, but it doesn't always rain all day long. There are some wet spells but there are also dry days or days with just a little rain.
In my experience Taj Mahal looks even more magnificent, specially if it's cloudy. Most of the visitors based in Delhi often make it a day trip. However, I believe it is better to stay overnight in Agra and visit the magnificent Taj Mahal early morning, it opens at 7 am, which will get you through before the heat reaches it's peak.
5. Raindrops are falling on my head
6) Final Tips
Rain in Delhi is no different to rain anywhere else. So chill out and make the most out of it.
How can you make your Delhi visit Awesome during monsoon? Share your ideas in the comments below
Saturday, 29 June 2013
Hi There Friends! I assume you have come here to know the HOHO Bus Timings. I just guessed. So, today's post is dedicated to HOHO bus timings.
Before, you start jumping into the table below, I 'd like to brief you about the HOHO bus concept a bit.
HOHO stands for Hop-On-Hop-Off. So Many O's there. Isn't it? Now what has O got to do with it? I don't know just came to me.....Wait! wait! I am coming to the point.
You should know that HOHO buses ply round and round on a fixed route, they follow a fix time schedule. Buses come at each stop at a fix frequency of 45 mins in Red Route and 60 mins in Green Route respectively.
You can board (Hop-On) any bus, get down (Hop-Off) at your choice of HOHO Stop. Spend as much time you want to. Yes! You heard me right. You get complete freedom to visit place of your interest at your own pace.
That means, No more anxiety of missing the Bus. Just do what you are here to do -- enjoy, relax and experience Delhi in it's true sense!
|Sr. NO.||HOHO Bus Stops||First Bus||Last Bus|
|1||HOHO CENTRE , BKS marg||8:30 AM||4:30 PM|
|2||FEROZ SHAH KOTLA||8:45 AM||4:45 PM|
|3||RED FORT||9:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|4||RAJGHAT||9:10 AM||5:10 PM|
|5||National Gallery of Modern Art||9:25 AM||5:25 PM|
|6||INDIA GATE||9:30 AM||5:30 PM|
|7||PURANA QUILA||9:40 AM||5:40 PM|
|8||HUMAYUN TOMB||9:45 AM||5:45 PM|
|9||SAFDARJUNG TOMB||10:05 AM||6:05 PM|
|10||INDIRA GANDHI MUSEUM||10:10 AM||5:10 PM|
|11||NEHRU MUSEUM||10:15 AM||5:15 PM|
|12||RASHTRAPATI BHAWAN||10:20 AM||5:20 PM|
|13||NATIONAL MUSEUM||10:25 AM||5:25 PM|
|14||JANTAR MANTAR||10:35 AM||5:35 PM|
HOP ON HOP OFF GREEN ROUTE
|Sr. NO.||HOHO Bus Stops||First Bus||Last Bus|
|1||PRAGATI MAIDAN METRO STN||8:15 AM||-|
|2||INDIA GATE||8:30 AM||4:30 PM|
|3||National Gallery of Modern Art||8:35 AM||4:35 PM|
|4||HUMAYUN TOMB||8:45 AM||4:45 PM|
|5||LAJPAT NAGAR||8:55 AM||4:55 PM|
|6||NEHRU PLACE METRO STATION||9:05 AM||5:05 PM|
|7||LOTUS TEMPLE||9:20 AM||5:20 PM|
|8||SAKET MALL||9:45 AM||5:45 PM|
|9||MALVIYA NAGAR METRO STATION||9:50 AM||5:50 PM|
|10||QUTUB MINAR||10:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|11||HAUZKHAS||10:15 AM||6:15 PM|
|12||DILLIHAAT - INA METRO STATION||10:30 AM||6:30 PM|
|13||SAFDARJUNG||5:35 AM||6:35 PM|
|14||INDIA GATE||10:55 AM||6:55 PM|
|15||PRAGATI MAIDAN METRO STN||-||7:05 PM|
Friends! Hope you liked the post. Feel free to comment your views below. See you on board soon. Till then "HO-HO"!
IMAGE CREDIT : Geograph
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Delhi has so much to offer and one of the must watch is President's House-Change of Guard.
If you are planning your sightseeing tour for Saturday, witnessing the Royal Change of Guard is an extraordinary experience.
This is absolutely Free for HOHO Passenges! along with any of the route of choice.
Our Customer shared a quick video with our team for your delight.
Our customer witnessed Grand & Royal- Change of Guard Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan or President House, New Delhi, India.
Buses Available at : HOHO Information Centre, Baba Kharak Singh marg, Connaught place, New Delhi
Day: Every Saturday
Boarding Time: 7:30 am
*Watch the Royal Change of Guard at Rashtrapati Bhawan (President's House) from
8 am -- 8:30 am and later on join our HOHO Bus Tour.
Saturday, 18 May 2013
It was fun and true pleasure to video-graph our lovely tourists.
Without further ado..now we leave you to watch this fantastic video. Hope you like it. Don't forget to leave your feedback and comments in the comment box below this post.
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
In this post I will explain how easy it is to board HOHO bus,no matter you are a localite staying in Delhi for a decade or a traveler coming all the way from America for the first time to explore Delhi.
First of all, HOHO bus can be boarded from 19 bus stops, as shown below
Secondly, Buses are available every 45 mins/30 mins (depending on season) from all the boarding points.
Thirdly, locating HOHO Bus stop is very easy as you can find these locators at each of the 19 HOHO bus stops as shown in the image below. These are very easy to locate, our customer care are available from 8 am to 7 pm to assist you. Keep helpline number 011-40940000 handy with you all the time.
For Travellers coming from New Delhi Railway Station, the nearest HOHO bus stop is at Baba Kharak singh marg as shown in the Map below: (B to A)
1. Take Metro from New Delhi Metro station
2. To Shivaji Stadium ( Orange Line)
3. HOHO Office at stone throw distance.
4. Total Time: 15 mins
For Travelers coming from Indira Gandhi Airport, the quickest way to HOHO Bus is Expressway Metro as shown in the map below ( B to A)
1. Take a Metro from Terminal 3 , Indira Gandhi Airport
2. To Shivaji Stadium , Orange line
3. HOHO Office at stone throw distance.
4. Total Time: 35 mins
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
As the Summers approaching I thought it would be a good idea to share a few smart tips to beat the defamed hot weather of Delhi. Delhi is a place where every day thousands of travelers visit regardless of tourism season or not. Delhi Being the capital of India bound to attract a lot of visitors. Foreigners who are not used to hot weather are required to take more precautions while visiting Delhi in March to August period.
I have myself lived in Delhi for more than seven years or so and hence, am fully familiar with the temper of Delhi weather and how to overcome it successfully. In today's post I am going to show you some useful tips to travel in Delhi during the hot summer months. You will come to know what to carry, what to wear, what to eat, which places to visit, some quick do's and don't & one little secret to travel by HOHO Bus during summers in Delhi.
5 smart tips to beat the heat while traveling in Delhi.
1.Make sure to carry light colored cotton clothes like pants, and half sleeved shirts. Also, make sure to carry white or light colored cap to protect your head from hot sun. The suitable sunglasses also should not be forgotten. Wear comfortable light lather shoes.Try to carry good quality deodorants with you to prevent heavy perspiration and foul body odor.
2.Consume a lot of water to keep yourself hydrated all the time. Make sure to carry mineral water with you all the time during the sightseeing or roaming around in city. Buy them in bulk if you have too if you are planning to stay for few days in Delhi. Also, make sure to buy only perfectly sealed bottles.Carrying of fresh lemon juice with you in the water bottle for daily consumption can be a very good idea.
3.Avoid traveling during the hot afternoon hours from 12 noon to 5 pm. Always keep your head covered with the cap. The eyes also must be covered with the sunglasses, while moving out. The sunscreen lotions also can be used while moving out during hot hours.
4.Consume lots of juicy fruits like water melons, oranges, and apples during your stay. The salad of onion and raw mangoes must be consumed daily during every lunch and the dinner to avoid sun stroke. Avoid consuming hard alcoholic drinks.If needed, the light beers and the gin mixed with lemonade can be consumed. in fact, you can go for Delhi's famous kulfi faluda, see the pic, tastes heavenly :) to know more check out my previous post ,you can also Shikanji to keep yourself cool
5.Plan the visit to gardens and parks in the morning & evening hours to feel the cool environment. Visit Hauz khas Lake, India Gate, Delhi Zoo, Lotus Temlple all have water bodies nearby. HOHO Bus Little Secret to Beat the heat
One of the best thing about HOHO Buses is that it's a state of the art AC Bus,once you purchase the ticket which only costs Rs 300, no body would ask you to leave the AC Bus from 8:30am - 7:30 pm as long as you carry the ticket.
Bus & onboard guide would continue to show you the 19 popular sightseeing places of Delhi for you. What better way to chill out, but to enjoy & relax in a moving AC Bus & see the sights of Delhi at the same time for as long as you wish. Not to forget the same ticket would be valid for second day too without any extra cost. Take a glimpse of the AC HOHO Bus in the video below right now