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Tips and Tricks for New Delhi

Since the ICANN meeting starts in New Delhi, I decided to inform you about the cool places to go, while you are here.

Places to see:
The Friday Mosk, the President’s Palace, the old city, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar. There are many more, but these are some of the ones you will not miss.

Restaurants and bars:
Threesixty
at the Oberoi Hotel,
Veda Delhi restaurant at H27 Connaught Place
Baci restaurant and bar at
23, Sunder Nagar Market, Sunder Nagar
and of course, the Bukhara at the Maurya ITC hotel (300 meters from the meeting venue)

It’s recommended that you make reservations for each of these places, just to be on the safe side.

Art Galleries: the Delhi Art Gallery is for old Indian artists, established ones, and it is pretty expensive. The one really to not miss, if you are interested in modern Indian art, is the Art Alive, which is an impressive gallery of modern Indian artists. You can visit them at S-221 Panchsheel Park in New Delhi, and their phones are (+91-11) 41639000 or (+91-11) 41638050. It is not easy to find it, but it is definitely worth the efforts. It has a great number of artists’ work there.

Tips and tricks:
For cars, arrange a black-and-yellow taxi from the hotel, waiting time for 1 hour is approx. Rs 30-40 (less than USD 1), so it’s worth having the taxi waiting for you, if you are going out for dinner. Usual tip: Rs. 40; for food – 10 % tips are OK, but no less than Rs 40)
For people with respiratory problems – the air is quite polluted, so wear masks, if you can, and bring some medicines, if you need such under normal conditions (asthma), you will need it for sure in Delhi.

General observation
: people are extremely friendly, service is excellent. India is a beautiful country.

Note: You can see pictures from Delhi, Agra, Taj Mahal and Jaipur (visit all these places, if you can!) at my flickr.

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