We planned the trip to the Golden Triangle where we would get to visit Delhi, Jaipur and Agra to coincide with the visit from John's parents. The idea was that they would get an amazing visit to places in India that we wanted to see as well and so we took off for the Golden Triangle a day after they arrived for their visit.
It is becoming the norm for me that I am going to highlight my favorite parts of the trip and not write about the hiccups we experienced, those stories are best told in person anyway:), ok I might write "a little bit" about those hiccups.....but let's start from the beginning.
Your eyes are not playing tricks on you, this was how smoggy it was in Delhi. Most of my pics look like that not because I am a bad picture taker but because that is how it was there. Smoggy. But not from pollution. Hmmm. Let me say this. Delhi streets were alot cleaner and alot more modernized than Bangalore. I was surprised to come to that conclusion because Delhi is quite bigger and I guess I expected alot more chaos with that much more population but it indeed was more impressive than I imagined. And there was so much to see. Unfortunately for us, the majority of our sight seeing was in our car, while our guide would point and say "and there's the Red Fort" etc. She did however take us to an amazing restaurant for which I cannot remember the name, but can tell you that tthe food there was fantastic. We did get out at two places, the India Gate (google it, pretty cool) and the government Palace. John and I hope to visit Delhi again, because via the "drive byes" we saw that there is so much more to see and discover. Next time. Below are some pics:)
I honestly cannot remember the name of the hotel, let me look it up quickly...Samode Haveli, at the risk of this sounding like a tripadvisor review. Service at this hotel was fantastic. Hands down. And the hotel, lovely and large. At this point I have to add that we arrived at our hotel late as our driver got lost again. So ended up checking in, had a very hurried lunch then set out to see a few sights before we ran out of daylight. Our first stop was at Jantar Mantar. It is a huge observatory that includes a 90ft high sundial, a device that predicts eclipses and much, much more. It was pretty amazing. Basically it had alot of cool ancient scientific instruments. They had instruments to determine the Zodiac, instruments to forecast the upcoming year and they built a large sundial that was only about a minute off. This was considered unsatisfactory,so they built a much larger one,perhaps 30 meters high that is extremely precise.
To be continued.......
Yikes!!!! Watching the clock.....my mobile spa should be here any minute......way too much going on today and never enough time. So letting the mobile spa, lovely ladies who come straight to the house to mani, pedi and or wax your lady parts!
John wanted to know why I needed my "lady parts" waxed when I was going out of town with a bunch of girls.....silly husband don't you guys get that we ladies dress to impress each other? I'm going out of town with three lovely ladies, I must try and keep up:)