Pole of extraterrestrial origin
The Indian capital meets its guests a viscous drig air and strange, a little sweet odor – one who has been in India at least once in India, this smell will not confuse. It mixes smoke from incense, aroma of sandalwood, spices and many other, non-identification.
Another India immediately amazes the noise, mothers and abundance of loudly-haired taxi drivers. But if at the airport with them it is worth being extremely careful – it is clearly to pronounce the name of the hotel, do not agree to other options, then if you have a desire to ride around the country, without them. Roads in India are also amazing. You can make sure you can travel from the airport to the city. First, the rules of the road are missing. Meet the column of trucks going on the oncoming lane on the highway – the usual thing. They are just too lazy to seek turn. In addition, the permanent residents of the suburban roads of India are oxes, donkeys, horses and even elephants and camels. So on your own behind the steering wheel, you can only sit down after at least a week of week in more or less calm Delhi quarters.
True, if there is no desire to turn around the entire Indian on the car, then you can safely forget about driving. Standard City Taxis are semi-open three-wheeled machines coated with ferrous-green tarpaulo or "yellow-black. The owners love to decorate them with Mishur and garlands, and the cutters are usually sealed with a tape. It is all a miracle (along with the driver) of the motorcycle. It chases on the streets pretty quickly, which in view of the visible fragility of the structure provokes the emission of adrenaline into blood. However, fragility is really only visible. More than three Europeans do not sit in such a taxi, and the Indians are not afraid to ride and ten.
But, of course, the question "where to go?" more important than the question "how?". Most of the tourists who come to the capital of India first goes to Jankath – this is one of the central streets of Old Delhi. Everything is sold there: from the famous Indian Silk and Pashmina to Silver and Clothes Times Hippie. In addition, this street is quite a large number of inexpensive hotels.
Heart of the capital
The next point of the mandatory Delhi inspection program is the Red Fort. Do not visit this gigantic structure – I don’t care what to come to Moscow and not even take a look at the Red Square. But unlike the heart of Moscow, the heart of Delhi is primarily cultural and tourist, and not subject to administrative. The president does not live there, there is neither the official apparatus, nor a huge number of armed soldiers. But there are silver shops in the arch leading directly to the territory of the fort, there are shops with dolls in national clothing, there are museums, where painting and weighing India are marble verandas and, of course, many beautiful buildings with carved and patterned walls. By the way, the Red Fort was proclaimed the independence of India, and the feast of the president stands there with a speech.
Another politically significant Monument to Delhi – India-Gate. This is a huge arch on Central Street Delhi in honor of the warriors who killed in the struggle for India’s independence. On the other end of this street there is a residence chapter of India. And not far from the our embassy there is a completely political monument – the statue of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.
A kind of industrial monument can be called the Railway Museum of the capital of India, which is also not far from the our Embassy. It not only assembled various locomotives of the past, by last and this century, but also presented, for example, the scheme of the Delia Terrestrial Metro. The subway is not yet, it is reminded of it only huge gray concrete structures found in certain areas of the Indian capital. It is possible to determine that this construction belongs to the Metropolitan, it is possible according to the appropriate inscriptions.
By the way, technical progress in Delhi is quite organically adjacent to the progress of spiritual. There is no such number of temples, probably none in the same capital of the world. In Delhi there is even a street of polen houses. Despite the variety of forms, Hindu temples, as a rule, there are two types: White (from a stone like a limestone) and painted in yellow-red tones. But Muslim shrines for the most part were built from red stone, in color resembling brick. The material is not very durable, nevertheless, almost all the most ancient monuments of the Indian capital – the legacy of the Great Mughal – built exactly from it. Including the most famous in Delhi Kutab Minar fortress with a 72-meter tower, which was built more than 200 years.
But this is not this unique structure is the main attraction of Kutab Minar. There is also a pillar made of almost one hundred percent iron. Scientists still can not reproduce its composition. There is even an assumption that the pillar is extraterrestrial origin. On another legend he is a dragon horn.
The brothers are smaller
Despite the fact that Delhi is a rather large and developed megalopolis, there are many parks in it. Two steps away from the roadway – and you can see how the bananas and tangerines can enjoy the bottle palm trees and feed the chipmunks that live almost on every Delia tree. These animals are not a hindrance or cars nor people. However, not only them. In addition to wild animals, in the Indian capital you can safely stumble upon livestock. It’s not about cows – they are, of course, everywhere. In Delhi, local residents sometimes walk goats! Even piglets, frolic in some parks, is difficult to surprise anyone. And they live side by side with monkeys and eat along with them. Monkeys – animals almost manual, any tourist considers his duty to buy watermelonis, bananas and grapes and feed them. And the pigs get smoking, a lot of unigitious. Unlike cows and monkeys, piglets are very refined.
In general, Delhi Presthed City, such as India in miniature. The ugly results of modern construction in it are adjacent to amazing carved temples. New quarters for "the middle class", buying apartment floors – with poor, practically cardboard houses like "Three walls and roof". Jewelry stores affecting the abundance of diamonds – with beggars and lepers. Dear cars – with thin sacred cows. In addition, despite the rather fast rhythm of life, Delhi is definitely impregnated with refinement and contemplation. Like the whole India – the fuck, noisy and at the same time strikingly calm.