Friday, 24 July 2015

Gates of Delhi

Kyunki Har "Gate" Kuch "Kehta" Hain


Even Gates have a story to tell. These entrances have witnessed a number of historical incidents, from routine passing to history changing invasions of Emperors. Here's a quick image compilation of some of the significant and hidden gates of Delhi.

Let's pass them together, shall we! 

1. Agrasen stepwell in New Delhi 

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Stepwell Agrasen stepwell in New Delhi
Image: Himjosh


 2. Colorfully detailed haveli doorway, Chandni Chowk

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 Image: Koen

3. Gate inside Humayun Tomb Premises


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 Image: Praayash

4. A spectacular view of fireworks from IndiaGate on Diwali


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Image: Rediff

5. Gate at Lodhi Garden, Delhi

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 Image: David

6. Sunshine in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi 
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7. Grand Entrace of  Red Fort

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Image: Richard

8. Safdarjung Tomb Entrance, Safdarjung Tomb

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Image: Mukul

9. Sunrise at India Gate 

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9. The Gate of Humayun's Tomb

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10. Sunshine at India Gate 

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9. Grand Gate of President House 

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Image: Ankur

See them All with Delhi Darshan HOHO Bus 



Monday, 30 March 2015

Delhi Metro Launches a New App

Delhi Metro Rail app provides the customers of metro services with lot of useful information that helps in using the Metro Services. Following are the different sections in the app and the information available in them.

Route Between Stations- Selecting the starting and destination stations will display the user the Fares, Distance, Approximate Travel time, stations in between with change over station and the route map with plotting of the route on the map. 

Station Info – Selecting a station will give you various useful information about the station like First and Last train timings, Platforms, Gates and directions, contact numbers, Tourist spots near that station, parking, feeder services etc. 

Nearest metro station – This section will show you the nearest metro stations from your current place. Other sections i.e. Tour guide, Metro Museum, Lost and found and Other info will give various other useful information to the user. 

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Ultiamte Ways to an Amazing Holi Celebration in Delhi

Hi :) 

Are you visiting Delhi to celebrate Holi in March? 
Are you curious to know, what to expect and what not to miss to make your Holi-Celebrations one to remember ?  

I am excited  to take you to a colorful (visual) journey. You will learn :
  • When is Holi Celebrated, 
  • How is Holi Celebrated in Delhi. 
  •  and yes How can I forget precautions or safety you should take during Holi
 – in other words Make your Holi in Delhi a special one!
Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
Boys playing with Colors- Gulal
HOLI as we all know is Festival of colours and its played in different parts of India in different ways. Delhi has its own fashion to celebrate it.

Did you know: Holi-festival has lately, spread in parts of Europe and North Americas as a spring celebration of love, fun and colours. (Click to tweet)
Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
Holi celebrated in US
  
When is HOLI Celebrated? 
In case you don't know in 2015 Holi will be Celebrated on Friday, 6 March - Click to confirm date Its a National Holiday in India.  (Click to tweet) .

In case you are visiting this page after 2015 and want to know - when is Holi . Simply CLICK this magical crystal ball below!
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How is Holi Celebrated in Delhi?
Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
holika dahan - bonfire
A day before Holi 
Holi festivities commence  with a Holika-Dahan(bonfire) on the night before Holi where people round up, sing and dance. Holika was a Demoness . Know more here. Holi is marked as the Win of Good over Evil. You will find Deilhi-tes in the evening coming out of their homes to celebrate this with their neighborhood. After the function, people go back home excited with the anticipation of the next day - the festival HOLI


On Day of Holi

Holi in Delhi is nothing short of "Madness, Carnival, Circus, Festival, Naughtiness" all bundled together! 
Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
Color Madness


Festivities starts in the morning. It is free for all amusement of colours, where every body plays, run behind each other and colours each other with dry powder ( Gulal) and coloured water.
Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
Playing with Gulal - Color
You will find mostly children carrying water guns and water-filled balloons waiting at their Home's Gates for their water fight.

Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
Children ready with Water Guns and Balloons


The merriment, pranks and fights with colours happens in the open streets, open parks, terrace of building in Delhi.
Playing with Water on Holi

In Love, War & Holi everything is Fair! It does not matter if you are Well-off or poor, man or woman, children or elders, friend or stranger. So expect many water balloons launched on you ..you got to be watchful and dodge them if you can! 
Water Attack from Terrrace
In Delhi the sights are common where Groups carry drums and musical instruments, go from one place to another, singing and dancing. 
Groups playing in Streets
People visit families and friends and even foe (if you have one, do you?), they first play with colours on each other, giggle, laugh and scream in frenzy(specially youngsters) and people Hug and smear each other with Gulal and do chit-chat. 
Enjoying Holi Get Together
  
The Festival in Delhi is incomplete without Hindi Film Songs. And this one plays in all Get-Together!
 


This ends with sharing special Holi delicacies, and Kids love them the most. Starting with :
1. Gujiya : 
It's a sweet dumpling made with suji or Maida and stuffed with khoya, grated and roasted dry fruits, khoya. Tastes Awesome ! "No one can eat just one", that's How I describe it !

Gujiya

Learn How to make Gujiya (8 mins) Video

2. Dahi Bhalla:
A popular Snack food-and also a Delhi Street Food

Dahi Bhalla

 Learn to prepare Dahi- Bhalla at Home in this quick 4 min Video
3. Chaat- Papri:
Another popular Delhi Street Food   is must food in all the Delhi get-together on Holi
Chaat Papri
Learn to prepare this at Home (5 mins) Video
3. Bhaang-Lassi:
Sweet Savoury Drink with leaves and flowers (buds) of the female cannabis plant. 

Bhaang Lassi
 4. Bhaang- Pakora
How could Holi be complete without pakoras of bhaang 
Bhanag Pakora
Preacautions on day of Holi 
Holi is a festival of colours and merriment. Take the following precautions. Holi is meant to be a rough festival and following some do's and don't will help you bear the harshness of the festival.

•    Wear Sunglasses -  keeping your eyes safe from the harmful chemicals of the colours.  (Click to Tweet)
•    Wear old and rugged clothes- that you can easily discard after playing Holi (Click to Tweet)
•   Keep eyes and lips tightly closed - It is almost impossible to save you face from attack of colours, so while you are attacked, keep eyes and lips tightly closed. (Click to Tweet)
•   Apply Coconut or any oil -  If you are playing Holi, apply a thick layer of coconut or any oil on your body and hair till they glisten and you become slippery. This will help you to wash off colours easily later on. (Click to Tweet)
•   Avoid traveling If you are traveling, keep the car windows tightly shut. Better still; avoid traveling on this day. (Click to Tweet)
 photo smallbanner.jpg•   Public Transport Please remember Delhi Metro and DTC bus starts operating in the afternoon only. (Click to Tweet) 
•   Women avoid going out alone - Play Holi only with a group of close friends and relatives as against strangers. (Click to Tweet)

Travelers views on Holi, Read: A Word of Caution for Holi Festival

 Read, Know the Truth before Buying:  Herbal Gulal in Delhi



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