Old Dehli accommodation
Replies: 22 - Last Post: Oct 12, 2012 7:39 PM Last Post By: goasunset
Sep 16, 2012 3:56 PM
Old Dehli accommodationHia,
Has any one stayed at the Broadway Hotel or the Hotel Bombay Orient in Old Delhi??
I like the idea of staying the first two nights in old Delhi. I also like the idea of waking up the first day with jet lag not thinking about going anywhere on transport. However, I read that it is noisy! We will not arrive until about 2am, so we will need some sleep. Are these good places to be at the very beginning of our trip in November or will it be too hectic? We are not that young and will have our 16 year old grandson with us.
(We are not fuddy duddys either). Any Comments, ideas, would be brilliant.
Sep 16, 2012 4:55 PM
Sep 16, 2012 5:34 PM
Sep 16, 2012 6:37 PM
Sep 16, 2012 6:47 PM
Sep 16, 2012 6:47 PM
5My vote's for Broadway, it's a lovely old place. Great restaurant too. The best in town for its Kashmiri menu.
Also, while technically, it's in old Delhi, the hotel's actually located at its far edge, and closer to town. When you head out, just cross the road diagonally towards the Firozeshah Kotla stadium and catch an autorickshaw from there. This would be a walk of about 500 metres, and would save you heaps in terms of time and money. You would be on Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, asking to go to Connaught Place via Rowse Avenue, or Barakhamba Road.
Cabbies and autowalas being what they are in Delhi, would take you on a nice rigmarole via old Delhi and Paharganj, a route that's smelly, filthy and noisy!
Sep 16, 2012 11:15 PM
Sep 17, 2012 3:26 AM
while personally i don't mind Pharaganj it can be a little daunting to some people ..
OP i would go for the Broadway if i was you , you can always visit Pharaganj and Old Delhi in general from there ...
Sep 20, 2012 6:04 PM
8Many Thanks for all your answers. Much appreciated. I also got to read Soul Curries Blog. Beautiful poems and photographs. Thankyou! The Broad Way Hotel may be a little on the high side but I will look a tiny bit more. Has anybody stayed in the Majnu-Ka Tilla-the Tibetan Colony? I cannot find a whole lot of info but the little I have read sounds great?
Sep 20, 2012 7:14 PM
Sep 21, 2012 7:37 PM
10in Majnu ka Tilla friends of mine stayed at Wongden House and were very happy.Lhasa House also has good reviews. But I would advice you to stick with Broadway.
Sep 21, 2012 10:03 PM
Sep 22, 2012 4:58 AM
12The picture has been taken about 16km from Rishikesh beyond Shivpuri across the river Ganga.This place is popular for rafting. The high cliffs ,white sandy river "beaches", clear skies and the absence of urban sounds make it really special particularly towards the evening.Unfortunately sometimes the young rafting enthusiasts shatter the environment with rave parties with loud music, so if you decide to visit this place try avoiding the weekend. The journey from a crowded Hardwar past Rishikesh and Shivpuri, descending down from the road by foot and crossing the river to reach this place can almost be a spiritual journey...a bit of heaven on earth! Hope you enjoy your journeys with your grandson.
Sep 23, 2012 9:03 AM
13Premsubramaniam and all,
So grateful for your advice. I found Hotel Tara in the mist of Old Deli and although a bit rough looking, this hotel has great reviews and so booked 3 nights. Being a artist I thought this looked up my ally! I love the heaven on earth places too though! We are only in Rajasthan for 2 weeks then to Nepal -which we love. Do you know of other heavenly, more remote regions in Rajasthan that we may be able to vist in our limited time. We are thinking of crossing the boarder into Nepal by road. That would mean a loop starting west from Delhi. Any less touristy places on-route, to the boarder that you know of? Other option is flying to Kathmandu. Cheers, Jan
Sep 23, 2012 8:04 PM
14The places associated with art in Rajasthan are the Shekhavati region ( Mandawa), Bundi,Kishangarh but perhaps not that well known is Ghanerao ( on the way from Udaipur to Jodhpur by road). Kishangarh and Ghanerao still have thriving communities of artists.The block printing and paper industry at Sanganer near Jaipur may also be of interest.From the point of view of places which have an " atmosphere" the area around Bangarh and Ajabgarh ( 60 km from Jaipur in Alwar district) is wonderful.You can get a sense of this from http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2001/apr/21/weekend7.weekend18.
Regarding your travel into Nepal are you thinking of going into Nepal from Gorakhpur, Lucknow or Mahendranagar?
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