Delhi (Round Two)

I remember the first time we walked down Main Bazaar...exhausted, a little jet lagged, and seriously groggy, hot, damp, and lost.  

This time, we came from the opposite direction (both literally and metaphorically). This time, we weren't followed, cornered or jumped by 'friends' as we left the train station. I was smiling this time, and I didn't have to feign confidence, because I had it. And I have to admit, I was a little proud of ourselves for our growth in confidence and travel savvy.  

 

We really got out and about in Delhi round two, and filled our three days with goodness. We walked around the narrow, rabbit warren bazaars around Old Delhi, getting almost lost. We enjoyed the impressive collection at the National Museum. We bought and devoured coconut, mango and annona fruit. And we had some flippin delicious food, at the institution that is Karim's with its rich and spicy, carnivorous Mughali fare, and the more light and zesty South Indian dosas at Saravana Bhavan (followed by a perfect Kerala coffee). 

After round two, we feel like we can now give recommendations for Delhi!

 

All photos were taken and edited on our phones

Departing for Delhi - Haridwar train station at dawn

Departing for Delhi - Haridwar train station at dawn

Main Bazaar

Main Bazaar

Chandi Chowk, Old Delhi 

Chandi Chowk, Old Delhi 

A crowded bazaar 

A crowded bazaar 

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School kiddies in a cycle rickshaw

School kiddies in a cycle rickshaw

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Karim's - established in 1913,  the owner's ancestors were chefs for the courts of the Mughal emperors, even once working at Red Fort (which we visited on our first day in Delhi and made our first blog post about!)

Karim's - established in 1913,  the owner's ancestors were chefs for the courts of the Mughal emperors, even once working at Red Fort (which we visited on our first day in Delhi and made our first blog post about!)

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The kebab department at Karim's

The kebab department at Karim's

Our delicious Lamb tikka (second time we've eaten meat in 2 months)

Our delicious Lamb tikka (second time we've eaten meat in 2 months)

Karim's special lamb kebab

Karim's special lamb kebab

May sound weird, but raw red onion doused in lemon juice is delicious, especially as an accompaniment (and palette cleanser) to the rich tikka and curry dishes

May sound weird, but raw red onion doused in lemon juice is delicious, especially as an accompaniment (and palette cleanser) to the rich tikka and curry dishes

Thali at a delightfully air-conditioned restaurant off Main Bazaar

Thali at a delightfully air-conditioned restaurant off Main Bazaar

Coconut Rava Masala Dosa - divine!

Coconut Rava Masala Dosa - divine!

Mikayla really enjoying her dosa!

Mikayla really enjoying her dosa!

Ben really enjoying his dosa!

Ben really enjoying his dosa!

Keralan coffee

Keralan coffee

The cute tea kit on the train to Jaipur, with personal hot water jug

The cute tea kit on the train to Jaipur, with personal hot water jug

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