Meanwhile I am in Kathmandu and write about my almost 3 days stay in Delhi. Night started in Jelgaon by train, I arrived in the evening after 20 hours of journey in Delhi. My Hotel finally not so far away from the station. A room on the ground floor directly behind the front desk. Apart from the obligatory hair remnants of my predecessors in bed and loud conversations of the hotel staff, which I listened, as if they were standing next to my bed, really a nice room. In the morning I started first a search for a laundry, since I now had no clean clothes more.
The New Names New Delhi is probably meant more obligatory. Similar to Mumbai New Delhi is still a little more dirty, blocked, loud and current super hot. In the next days I visited some places that one should look, such as the government district Rajpath with its elegant sweeping buildings and the Gate of India. An electric rickshaw is also appropriate here, since the distances then it can be partially 5-10km. Also worth seeing is Old Delhi, with its Redfort, an imposing building from the time of the Mughal Empire. Within the huge red walls, there are numerous magnificent buildings, reception areas, the throne and the pearl mosque. Intersessant to see and partly in very good condition, considering the age and the many conquests, which has experienced the complex.
After my tour I sat in front of the Fort in the shade of a tree. Relax, I could not, however, because I was constantly asked by Indian tourists to let me take pictures with them. One of them was the 84 year old Senjur, who with his entire family to visit. Of course I had to portray him because his face had its own language. So saturated From sights I moved with my smartphone and Google Maps through Old Delhi and called the atmosphere of this town in me auf.Irgendwie there has every street its own commercial property. Manual production of mattresses, the next cross street is responsible for hand-sewn curtains, 500 meters away there is only the distribution of cotton, all messy but with structure. As a foreigner you will be viewed with suspicion, but once you laugh and ask people what they are doing and what is their job, they are pleased with the interest you show pride their profession and invite you in for tea. I was in areas go where I saw no tourists or European foreigners except me. Uncertainty or fear, I did not feel it. By chance I passed a Sikh temple. Again, I was told friendly to demand what the specifics are, all do's and don'ts. Inside I met on the upper gallery the drummer, who told me the ritual, which takes place every night. These many different religions in this country and how it is still more or less work well next to each other really impressive. In order to assess the kitchen in Delhi, I visited the famous Karim's Restaurant near the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, which are not allowed to enter as not Muslim unfortunately during prayer times. The food at Karim's is great, very especially the plain naan which probably is the best naan for me in India by then. Finally, here again, as in Mumbai.
Although 2-3 days enough to get an idea, but fall far short rudimentary, to explore these megacities can. Thursday lunchtime so startetet then again my flight to Kathmandu. Normally only about 1.5 hours flight, then was due to bad weather at the destination, a smaller Odyssey. After 2h circles on Katmandu, waiting for permission to land, the crew decided to Lucknow to fly back the next Indian airport to refuel there kerosene. After 1h waiting on the runway then the second attempt, which then ended with a brutal landing in Katmandu. ;) More then again soon.