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"Discover India: The Old & The New- (Delhi)" India Things to Do Tip by lynnehamman

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The REAL India is found in the old quarters: in Delhi, around Chandi Chowk in the old city,life still goes on, much the way it has for centuries. There are old, often neglected monuments & building everywhere in Delhi, and although most travellers are aware of the famous ones,like the Red Fort and Hamayuns Tomb, its worthwhile exploring the lanes & parks. There are still unknown treasures hidden to be discovered, although so many relics from the past have been neglected, overlooked or destroyed in the name of "progress & modernization". Delhi was once a aesthetically beautiful, vibrant , elegant multicultural city, where the residents of different religions lived peacefully side by side. It is still a beautiful city, but much has changed;
Take time to discover some of the past in India. There are walking tours of old quarters available. Many fine museums give a glimpse of the past.Talk to older people, especially in the old parts of the cities, they often have fascinating stories to tell.

Directions: In Old Delhi - The Old City around Red Fort & Chandi Chowk- Lodhi Gardens- Nizzamuddin

In New Delhi - Rajpath , Connought Circus

Website: http://www.incredibleindia.org

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  • Updated Nov 8, 2008
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