Bright Hotel - Paharganj - New Delhi. Where has it gone?
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Jun 24, 2013 3:54 AM Last Post By: Yarra
Jun 23, 2013 1:42 PM
Bright Hotel - Paharganj - New Delhi. Where has it gone?Hello All
I know it's a while since I was last in the country and things can change, but perhaps someone out there can enlighten me concerning a certain hotel in New Delhi.
There used to be a budget hotel called the Bright Hotel in Paharganj. About halfway up on the right hand side. Built around an interior courtyard.
Well... if you look up Bright Hotel now, you are referred to a mid-range hotel in the Connaught Circus area. Obviously not the same thing.
Any ideas? Anyone remember the old place? It had a good vibe to it and it was clean enough. No facilities, but you could always get tea brought up to the room if you asked nicely and gave someone a few rupees for their trouble.
Jun 23, 2013 11:18 PM
Jun 23, 2013 11:34 PM
Jun 24, 2013 3:51 AM
3Ah yes, the Bright Hotel, I remember the Bright Hotel says colonel Smyth hoping someone will buy a whiskey and soda in exchange for the tale.
There were actual two Bright Hotels in Pahar Gunj. The one that my interlocutor refers to and one about 200 metres down the road. The real Bright Hotel fronted PG with little more than a door way and like so much of PG's gems existed in a back space away from the bustle of the serai.
I visited the Bright looking for Eric and Kotter, two Irish punks that I had stuck up an acquaintance with in the hills (I mean they knew what a bottle of whiskey was for). I wound my way through the courtyards, upstairs, all the while carefully stepping over drooling junkies lying in the cool spill from dribbling taps. There I found Eric and Kotter in a room on the roof. Well by room I mean a sort of cage with exposed to the insect life. F**g**g great for 100 a night they said displaying their wonderfully yellow brown pillows.
I took them down to the Imperial for a G&T and then to the Sheraton for dinner. Even introduced then to Colin Powel, but they just didn’t grasp my request that I hoped he did his best to keep us out of a war (the men in grey suits and funny earphone thingies were aghast).
Ah such happy days!
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