“Bumper-to-bumper with budget accommodation and a seedy reputation for drugs and dodgy characters, Paharganj is the backpacker grapevine” (Lonely Planet).
We had an amazing day walking around the Main Bazaar yesterday , a metropolis of shops and stalls in the centre of New Delhi. We haggled and laughed for most of the day. It’s embarrassingly cheap – our accommodation (with a/c) is £3 each per night and in a reasonable hotel – that includes breakfast and 1hr internet, but you have to buy the toilet roll :-). Sam bought a beautiful hand stitched shoulder bag for the equivalent of £2.50. A glass bottle of Coca Cola is around 12p.
Not sure what you’ll make of the photos but walking around is a surreal experience – we can’t wait to go out again today. Although, as I write this, it is shitting it down with rain. Tomorrow we will hire a car and visit many of the temples and museums etc.