Location: Red Fort, Delhi
There was a hint of a long forgotten fragrance in air, probably from the tress. As the taxi drove from the airport to my friend’s house, zooming through wide Delhi roads, I kept fiddling with my memory, trying to figure out why this scent was so familiar.
I was impressed by Delhi’s electric mix of century old historical structures and modern day advancements. Although, the city has been in bad light for many reasons, yet you can’t deny the rich experience a traveller may feel on landing in the capital of India.
I braved the crowded lanes of Chandni Chowk, crammed with people, rickshaws and street stalls, to visit Red Fort. The brick red architecture stood out against the horizon. It took me back to history classes in school, when I would circle each monument’s name, dreaming of visiting them someday.
The beautiful architecture of Mumtaz Mahal
I enjoyed the evening walk at Connaught Place, flanked by rows of posh stores while the underground markets at Palika Bazaar kinda reminded me of my home state.
Delhi reminds me of spicy panipuri, delicious parathe and a missed plane because my train my 5 hours late.