Delhi Darshan Days 2-5: Summarised

I don’t think I am ever going to be able to complete the Delhi Darshan Entries. I thought it would be better if you checked out my visits (day wise) through a pictorial panorama presented here.
Day 2 – New Year’s Day 2009
We went to the National Zoological Park, saw the tallest mammal on earth there and then enjoyed boating at the Purana Qila (Old Fort) lake. On the way we passed 11 Murtis, India Gate, Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan...
Day 3 – 2nd January 2009
An unplanned evening visit to the Garden of Five Senses at Mehrauli.

Day 4 – 3rd January 2009
We started early in the morning and went to The President’s Estates to visit the Nature Trail that had opened on 27th December 2008 and opens only on Saturdays. One needs to take special permission 3-4 days prior to the visit day. We were trembling and shivering even at 10 AM and later we came to know that it was the coldest day, Delhi has seen in the last five years. The day temperature was at a maximum of 14 degrees Celsius that day. Of course cameras and mobiles were not allowed at this high security region. The Nature Trail is a trip worth taking to understand the beauty and glory of our natural environment.
Day 5 – 26th January 2009
The 60th Republic Day Celebrations at Rajpath. Again no cameras and mobiles and hence no pics (pics below are on the road when we were going there). We had taken the VIP seats and were just about 200 meters from where the President was sitting. We did see Mrs Pratibha Patil, although not her face, but at least we could make out a woman in a saree at a distance saluting the parade. My conclusion: Never visit the place on republic day. Neither you are going to see anything clearly, nor hear anything. The view on the TV is much much better!


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