Modifications in Drinking Section
I'm wondering why my update to the Coffee / Tea section has been twice repealed? I slightly rephrased the section on the coffee chains, and added a small note about independent coffee shops, including a listing for one particularly good one in Paharganj. To my mind, this improved the utility of the section and added information that is in keeping with the style of the rest of the article, and as far as I can tell, I haven't breached any of the guidelines. Could someone (preferably the user who reverted the change) please clarify this? Thanks. Elcapitan510 18:15, 24 December 2008
Just edited the page to change the airport information: Safdarjung is not the main airport. Schizoid 13:48, 24 Feb 2004 (EST)
With the opening of the $3 billion new terminal 3 operating all international and full service domestic flights, Delhi international airport has seen a major face lift. In fact, he international airport (Terminal 3) is now one of the best airport terminals in the world. It has a capacity of handling 34 million passengers per year. So, it is no more the airport with dirty toilets as it used to be. I am going to update the getting-in section with these info. http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/07/03/india.delhi.airport/index.html#fbid=fuvxM4g340D&wom=false Ess.Bee 08:25, 8 August 2010 (EDT)
Just edited away the last part about the probiotics and other equally doubtful medical advice from the wiki.
While probiotics are helpful in preventing traveler's diarrhoea, there should be caution in using them, as not everyone will get the same benefit. In some cases, probiotic use can even promote bowel transit. Thus it is clear that no concensus about the use of probiotics currently exists, nor is it adviceable to use them without consideration
I'm currently not able to rewrite this section due to time limitations. But reliable information about traveling precautions in inda can be found at the WHO site, and through other verified sources  I am amazed not seeing any link to them here, or on any other India related wikitravel page i've visited so far. 1:41, 15 April 2008 (CEST)
Request from "Prasun"
There is a great website on food in delhi. It has the menu of all the restaurants with their ratings and phone nos. But the problem is that its my start up. I tried putting it up before on wekipedia but somebody removed the link and hence its my request if anyone here can go to my website and check it and then post it here if he or she likes it.
i know it will be unfair to spam the wiki and it being my website i am definitely biased towards thinking it as a nice one.
...contains a lot of advertising and lacks mode of style at present. Someone ought to do something about it. I'm sorry I'm not doing it myself, don't want to spend precious chilean internet café money on it... Is there anyone out there with some spare time? - Fridday 20:20, 11 July 2006 (EDT)
Stab at districts:
Majnoona 22:13, 11 July 2006 (EDT)
Yow -- that was a bit too hasty. I'm not very happy with Maj's proposed listing above: where do eg. Connaught Place and Chawri Bazaar go? Would "Old Delhi" and "New Delhi" be a more sensible split than just an amorphous "Central"? But please, let's agree on a district map before we start breaking up the article. Jpatokal 11:01, 24 January 2007 (EST)
Hi, user:upamanyuwikitravel here, I'm not signed in currently. I live in New Delhi and after consulting my classmates at school, this is what I came up with.
Delhi vs New Delhi?
Should this article be moved to "Delhi", as the article already seems to cover more than just the strictly defined legal capital? I note that LP's guide is also called simply "Delhi". Jpatokal 20:36, 15 July 2006 (EDT)
jama masjid picture
there's a nice pic that someone put a link to of the Jama Masjid in the 'religious buildings' section, but I can't get it to show up here... maybe it needs to be moved to shared? Cacahuate 00:14, 6 November 2006 (EST)
history not legend
I have edited the article to remove ahistorical and unproven content. There is no proof except in legend that Delhi existed at all before the 10th century A.D. Further, there is no proof that this is "Indraprastha" of the Mahabharata, except for the fact that a village in Harayana near the borders of Delhi is known by a name which may be a corruption of "Indraprastha" (Inderpath). There is, in fact, no historical proof that "Indraprastha" of the Mahabharata ever existed. There is no historical proof that Prithviraj Chauhan ever defeated Muhamad Ghuri. Further, Razia Sultana was not the grand-daughter of Qutb-ud-din Aibak. Qutb-ud-din Aibak was followed to the Delhi Sultanate by Iltutmish, who was also born a slave and was not a son of Qutb-ud-din Aibak. Similarily, Razia Sultana was not the daughter of Iltutmish but was once again a slave. Hence the name "Slave" dynasty.
Delhi is not just served by the 3 stations which are listed, there are 3 more
Yeah, we should include something like... Delhi is also served by x, y, z stations but aren't likely to be used much. user:upamanyuwikitravel
Metro stations for attractions
Metro stations convenient to attractions should be listed in the attraction listings, not on a separate list somewhere else. After all, most people figure out where they want to go first and then worry about how to get there, not the other way around... and in a few years, Delhi's network will (hopefully!) be so dense that you can get pretty much everywhere by metro. Jpatokal 10:20, 2 February 2007 (EST)
Will it?? Phase 2 was supposed to be completed by the end of Jan, there's still a long way to go Upamanyuwikitravel 06:16, 5 February 2007 (EST)
So, BAPS (see the Talk page) is a big, powerful organization that's gotten into some tussles over its involvement in politics in Gujarat (esp. the whole Ayodhya mess), although fanboy Moksha88 actively censors the Wikipedia article too, so you won't see a hint of anything unseemly there. But I'll just apply Jpatokal's Non-Denominational Pan-Religious Cult Yardstick: does the temple have an 11-foot golden statue of its founder? Check -- they're a cult.
And oh yeah: by Indian standards, the food really is pretty bad. Not that you can complain too loudly at the price, which is why I called it just "mediocre". Jpatokal 05:44, 24 February 2007 (EST)
Fishing for Bengalis
This sentence entirely fails to make sense: But fishes don't just come from the ocean; Delhi gets an excellent supply of frehswater fish because of its large Bengali population. Huh? Jpatokal 12:17, 2 March 2007 (EST)
Asian Guest House: Stay at your own risk
Agreed, they have a great location. But thats it. They are not going to provide you payment receipts. They will not bother to check if you have been given towels, clean bedsheets, if your bathroom has been cleaned up, if your AC is working, or if you are having hot water. The bathrooms are utterly god-forsaken! the rooms though looking clean at first look are full of dust and mite. The beds creek and the TV remote has no batteries. The Guest House people are good at appeasing the foreign travellers, getting hefty tips and good amount if back-patting for their caninely-affectionate behaviour.
This has been written based upon the stay of 6 different people over 3 different trips from Oct 2006 to March 2007.
The staff is helpful if you are willing to dispense generous amounts of moolah, else you find yourself deciphering the face contortions of a ferociously-paan-chewing 'helpful' man straddling on the bed in one of the cigarette-smoke filled rooms (yes, the room that GUESTS are supposed to stay in) in no mood to even look at you, mutters something and scratches his heels.
the hot water is another myth. for those 15-18 minutes you can get it.... make sure your neighbours are still asleep... or are the dirty types who dont bathe at all, for one faucet on with hot water, makes next door residents prance about in towels wrapped searching for bell-boys who only show up at all odd hours.
Its also not very safe living here. If you are a woman travelling alone be cafreful.
its pathetic. please, please, please dont be stingy, select a good hotel and live in peace. Your health and comfort are more important than the money you could save for a big mac fatty burger, or a fake set of INDIAN artefacts. If you cant afford a good hotel, stay in the YMCA hostel, yatri - nivas indian railways or better in a delhi tourism accomodation. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs)
So have they drastically risen their rates? The most current LP says singles are Rs350 and doubles are Rs450. Having just come back from India, I know that using the LP I can almost always get the price listed in the current book, and sometimes even less, so I find it hard to believe that Ajanta's cheapest room is now Rs 1000, unless they've just remodeled or gone crazy... or thought you were filthy rich and you didn't try to bargain... so can you explain please? For the record when I've quoted prices throughout the India pages I've put what I know the price can be bargained down to, not necessarily the first price they quote... otherwise you're just helping to feed inflation and satisfying the greed of the hotel owners who'll just continue to ask higher and higher prices... Thanks! – cacahuate talk 23:29, 12 April 2007 (EDT)
Quila Rai Pithora
The dates are inconsistent. The article puts the building of the city at during the 10th century and then says that it was created by Prithviraj Chauhan, a late 12th century king. I'm not sure which is correct (that the city was built in the 10th century or that it was built by chauhan in the 12th century) but have modified it assuming that Chauhan, not known as a great builder, inheritied the city rather than built it. The original text is:
Someone needs to check the dates.--Wandering 12:01, 8 June 2007 (EDT)
Wisely said. Solomonic. ;-).--Wandering 15:17, 8 June 2007 (EDT)
Seems a bit odd for this to be the first image on the Delhi page. The Red Fort or the Qutab Minar would seem to be more emblematic. Or, is there no 'first photo' policy in wikitravel? Don't want to step on any toes otherwise I'd just add a picture on top (I have some nice ones of the Qutub in my old print library!).--Wandering 16:43, 23 July 2007 (EDT)
Turquoise Cottage/The Other Side
TC/TOS have indeed been sealed , but Delhi being Delhi, I'm hoping this is only temporary so I'm rescuing the listings here, just in case they reopen again (legally or otherwise...).
Anand Vihar (code ANVR) is Delhi's newest station, located well to the east of the city near Noida. Repeatedly delayed, the station finally opened in December 2009 and will gradually take over all east-bound services. The station can be reached by Delhi Metro Line 3.
Please check, it might be Line 5
This article... (2) =
is full of it. I was in Delhi last week. I am a seasoned traveller, have been to several developing countries in the region and elsewhere, and thought Delhi was a dirty, yucky place. This paragraph:
Take a walk at Connaught Place (CP), the heart of New Delhi. It is now called Rajiv Chowk. The British-designed colonial equivalent of a shopping mall, it's laid out in two concentric rings divided into blocks, all bursting with shops and lots of pampered pigeons waddling about. Long neglected, the area received a major shot in the arm after the opening of the major Metro junction of Rajiv Chowk under it, and it's going more upmarket by the day. At the centre is a small but pleasant park, while on one edge is the notorious Palika Bazaar, an underground den of cheap wares, many pirated or smuggled from overseas. The area is surrounded by tall office buildings on nearly all sides. Train fans will want to check out the Metro Museum inside the (Patel Chowk) station, open 10 AM-4 PM Tue-Sun (free with valid Metro ticket). Quite simply the best place to hang out!
Is laughable. I don't know how much of it is "commonwealth games construction", but Connaught Place has huge holes everywhere, falling apart buildings, is dark, dirty, and not a place I'd want to hang out during the night or day.
The main backpacker area, Paharganj, looks like a war zone. The buildings are crumbling, there's no front facade on any of them, the alleys are dark, dirty, filled with cows eating garbage, piles of shit and swarms of flies. The "main bazaar" is not a place to wonder at night, and during the day it's just a useless dirty place. That whole area has little to no visible nightlife, and I wouldn't choose to stay there again. There are maybe 2 viable places to eat in the whole area for people avoiding street food. I don't know what it used to look like, but I know what it looked like in early August 2010, which was like a crumbling war zone.
Chandni Chowk is certainly an experience of twisting alleys and tiny shops, but I'd add it's quite dirty and dangerous looking at night. There's sometimes 3 lanes of traffic in this tiny muddy alley, and I was hit twice by cycle rickshaws, even though I stayed completely on the edge of the road. The message about "great snacks to be found" does not mention that it's unhygienic street food that casual travellers trying to avoid disease would/should not eat.
This whole article is positive and promotional-sounding, whereas I found Delhi to be the worst part of my India trip, and would recommend people not fly into there if it can be avoided. Kolkata was a much more developed city, even though the wikitravel article describes it as a "shock". —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Optimike (talk • contribs)
I wouldn't walk around any Indian city late at night
And why is that? It's not that Indian cities (except Delhi) are very unsafe at night. And Chandni Chowk, in fact, is one of the safer areas in Delhi. It's perfectly safe to walk around Calcutta/Kolkata or Chennai at night... Upamanyuwikitravel • ( Talk ) • ( Travel ) • 05:39, 26 November 2010 (EST)
To Optimike: Calcutta is certainly NOT more developed or cleaner than Delhi. It is pretty much considered to be the filthiest and most underdeveloped of all the major cities in India. I personally prefer Cal to Delhi, but that's a different matter altogether. And from a tourist's POV, Delhi is probably a much better place to visit than Cal as it has got more historical monuments (including 3 UNESCO sites), has a much better metro system, and is more well connected. Upamanyuwikitravel • ( Talk ) • ( Travel ) • 05:46, 26 November 2010 (EST)