Lives in Copenhagen, Denmark
Since Sep 2014
25-34 year old
“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off - then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.” The passage is from Herman Melville's Moby Dick, and I haven't actually ever run of to sea to hunt whales (and not likely to do so), but I'm definitely acquainted with the feeling of 'having to leave'. My last longer stay abroad was in New Delhi in India, where I lived and worked for half a year. Now, I'm back in Copenhagen finishing my Modern Culture and Communication studies, but I like to stay connected to other travelers, and so, I hope the guides written here can help you on your adventure.
Historic Walking Areas, Gardens, Historic Sites, Parks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Monuments & Statues
Lodi Gardens is one of the most popular parks in Delhi, located in Lutyens' Delhi between Khan Market and Safdarjung's Tomb on Lodhi Road. This is where you'll meet joggers, dog walkers, pop-up yogis and the ever enthusiastic cricket players — plus the park itself is beautiful. Expect to be surrounded by large trees, flowers and old ruins — the perfect spot if you need some time away from the incessant city traffic.
Right next to Siri Fort and quite close to Hauz Khas you'll find the small urban village of Shahpur Jat. This very quiet little neighborhood, largely ignored by tourists, is definitely worth a visit. Check if the Goethe Institute has a street art walk organized in the area, as there's a lot to see, and some of it you won't find yourself!
Popularly known as Jamali Kamali, this Park is unique in being dotted with ruins from early medieval times to the 19th century. Its main attractions include the mosque and tomb of Jamali, a stepwell and residence of a British official. It is quite enchanting to walk around the park early in the morning — especially if you've got a good guide to point everything out to you.
McLeod Ganj is not the only place in India with a Tibetan diaspora. In Majnu ka Tilla, North Delhi, you'll find a small authentic community, complete with monasteries, good Nepalese and Tibetan food and many traditional street vendors. The main Tibetan monastery is located a little south of the village, near the Kashmiri Gate metro station.
This is not a place many tourists get to go, but I highly recommend taking the time to visit: This Temple, located in Jhandewalan, at the beginning of the city’s western quarter, is one of Delhi's more spectacular sights, every bit as colorful as India itself.