Oh India, not my favorite to be honest. I really wanted to like this country. Emphasis on really. I’ve studied India culture for years now through all of my yoga certification and personal reading. Going there I thought for sure I would love it! I mean how could I not, its practically the birthplace of yoga?
But the city was filthy and the people weren’t the kindest. I never felt unsafe, even though that was what I was most warned against by others prior to coming here. But there is a bit of harshness in the culture of India that you feel. Honestly, yes I am glad I was able to come here but I would never recommend it as a destination point to others. It is a country you can skip over in my book.
But moving on with what we actually did. We spent a majority of our time in New Delhi driving around. The city is huge and you really can’t get anywhere by foot. Having a car or a personal driver is an absolute must.
The first stop on our list was the Lotus Temple of the Bahá’í religion. The Lotus Temple reminded me of the Sydney Opera House with the shape of the petals. After the Lotus Temple we stopped by to see the president’s home as well as embassy row and the prime ministers home. We stopped by a local market and were able to get some henna done.
Our time in New Delhi was short but we were honestly okay with that. So we headed to the airport to get going to Thailand. The airport was an absolute disaster. They would’t let Rachael and I inside the airport because we didn’t have printed tickets… pretty sure you get those at the check-in kiosk. Rachael and I were able to finally get into the airport after arguing with the guard and airline agent for over an hour.
Moral of the short time in India – don’t go and definitely avoid Jet Airways Airline. If you want to hear me really rant about this go ahead and shoot me an email. I’ll lay the full story on ya then haha