Hola! It seems funny to write this now that I've returned from Bangalore and Goa as well :D Might as well finish it though!
Continued from here.
So, on the 1st of August, we boarded a train to Delhi from Haridwar at 6:30 am and we were there within 5 hours. Delhi was just a halting point- we had a train to Bombay on the same evening and hardly had any time with us to roam around.
After a quick lunch, we hired a private tourist vehicle with a guide who'd drive us to a few places he knew. I always wanted to see the India Gate, and it was the first place he took us to. We spent some time clicking pictures here; there was some renovation going on over it. I feel the Gateway of India is prettier though I shouldn't be comparing :D
Next, we went to this temple called the "Lotus Temple". It has a different structure from all the other temples you usually see and it's unique in a way that the temple does not represent any religion, sect or caste. It's for one and all- goes to show all Gods are 'ONE', rather God is one. :)
We didn't have time to enter but it's definitely on my list on my next trip to Delhi and so is the Akshardham temple:
On the way to Akshardham temple, the guide stopped at a store and asked us to look around a bit to see if we liked anything. It was strange because we had told him we were short of time and least interested in shopping. We then guessed he'd probably get his commission if we ended up buying stuff there! I did buy a few wood pencils that looked like actual twigs- everything else was too common and too expensive.
Oh yes, we spotted a few "Kaavadias" here too!! The sight of them was getting to us now, and Rohini joked about them haunting us in our nightmares!
We boarded a train back to Bombay the same evening, and reached the next day to be welcomed by my friends :) It always feels good to be home no matter how good the trip is!