Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Paharganj

Paharganj, New Delhi. We went here recently to buy some clothes or fabrics (can't remember what kind) for Nitoli (aka Susanna) and our friend Mirva. Paharganj is the undisputed backpacker district of New Delhi, although it is not really a match for other Asian backpacker districts such as Thamel in Kathmandu or Khao San Rd. in Bangkok. There is neither night life, nor restaurants, nor entertainment options to match those other areas. It is also quite congested and dirty. It is however also an interesting place to do some people watching. In the picture above you see the Main Bazaar.

The girls enjoying drinks at a rooftop restaurant. This is the best way to escape the crowds and smells but still be able to keep an eye on what's going on.

Nitoli.

Mirva, our friend from the Finnish Embassy.

Sikh man buying peaches.

Another fruit vendor - this time selling mangos. And an old lady begging while everyone ignores her.

Lady feeding a bull. Look at those horns! Huge.

On the way back from Paharganj we passed this giant temple built in the shape of Hanuman, the monkey god. This picture was taken from the rickshaw, but I will go back and take some proper pictures from the side walk one day.

2 comments:

oreneta said...

Love the photos as always, oh blogger of the month. Good luck with the thesis crunch, we'll be waiting for you...

Esben said...

Thank you as always :o) Looks like I won't be able to meet my original deadline on the thesis - but I'll try not to isolate myself from the world completely in the meantime....