13.07.2015 - 15.07.2015 47 °C
I arrive in New Delhi and am about to start the Asian half of my dream trip around the world. I took an Air India flight from Leonardo da Vinci International Airport in Rome, to Indira Gandhi International Airport. The flight was $570 CAD and was 7 hours long. The hotel I stay in is the The Hans Hotel New Delhi, it's a four stay hotel that is in the centre of New Delhi and is $75 CAD a night. This hotel has 2 restaurants, airport shuttle, 24 hour front desk, air conditioning, computer station and laundry services.
Hans Hotel New Delhi
The first place I go to is the Qutab Minar. The Qutab Minar is 73 metres high and was built in 1193. It is said to be the finest monument in India and the world. I go to have lunch next. I go to Dum Pukht, at this restaurant they cook meat, herbs and spices in a pot over a low burning flame. After lunch I go to Humayun's tomb. This tomb was built in 1565 A.D. and it is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. There are many graves of Mughal rulers in the wall of the tomb, some dating back to 1857 A.D. After going to the tomb I go have dinner at Karim's. This restaurant has been opened since 1913 and is a very popular restaurant in New Delhi for locals and tourist. I get mutton burra kebabs. After dinner I go to The Red Fort. The Red Fort's walls are made of red sand stone and is a reminder of the Mughal emperors. The walls were built in 1638 to keep out invaders. The Lahore Gate is a symbolic focal point and large crowds gather around it on India's Independence Day. There is an evening light show at 6PM, so I stay to watch it and then leave and go back to my hotel to sleep.
The Red Fort
I wake up and go to Amour for breakfast. I get some pastries and then after breakfast I go to Akshardham. This is a temple; It shows the beauty of ancient Indian architecture. It took 5 years to build this temple. While at the temple I go to the Hall of Values, which shows film of enduring human values. Then I go to the Giant Screen Film, which lets me discover more about India through an 11 year yogi. I go on the Cultural Boat Ride, which sails though 10 000 of Indians history. I see the Musical Fountain, which shows the cycle of birth, life and death. I also go to the Garden of India and look and walk around the garden. When I'm done at the Akshardham, I go back to my hotel to have lunch.
After lunch I go to the Lotus Temple. This temple is made sharp of a lotus flower, and is the last of seven Major Bahai's temples built around the world. It was completed in 1986 and made of white marble. I return to my hotel for dinner to see what the second restaurant is like compared to the first one. After dinner I go to the Lodi Gardens. The Lodi Gardens are also know as the old Lady Willington Park. There are monuments, tomb mosques and bridges. After walking around the Gardens I return to my hotel and go to sleep.
I wake up a bit late today because I have a later flight than usual and for brunch I go to The Olive Bar and Kitchen, where I get an oven baked pizza. After breakfast I go to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. This is a Sikh place of worship. It was built in 1664 and then rebuilt in 1783. I look at the pond in front of the temple and take pictures of the temple it's self. After looking at the temple I go to Indira Gandhi International Airport to catch my flight to Hong Kong. I'm flying to Hong Kong International Airport with Air India. The flight cost $393 and is 6 hours long.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib