Metro Smarties|Weekend Getaways|Delhi Karavan Event Review
Hello there girls! I thought of starting this Sunday a little early and got up at 6 am for Yoga.Unfortunately, my Yoga teacher called back saying he won’t be able to make it so I decided to go for this Heritage Walk At “Mehrauli Archeological Park” which was supposed to take place at 9 am. Since now I am on the other side of the city, as you might know I have just moved from Noida to Gurgaon, so I was interested in exploring some new places. But yes! Your lazy mind always tells you to chill! It’s Sunday after all! Don’t screw it and instead sleep more! But I pushed away these thoughts & and decided to go for the event. I travelled through Delhi Metro as it’s an experience in itself. I found it better to commute rather than a car where all one can think about is how soon will I reach my destination and then stop in between on the traffic signals and check social media. And when you reach the destination then there is this additional fuss over parking too! So basically I find Metro way calmer & I also love to watch all those couples who are looking for some little moments in the Metro where they get to talk and hold hands! And then there are few who just sleep and the other few who sit next to you and try to get a glimpse of your cell phone and what you are writing on Whatsapp
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Anyways, I reached there and before boarding the Metro and getting my tickets, I experienced how in India everyone tries to take the maximum benefit out of the situation.I was standing in a line and there I saw a young girl coming over and heading straight to the ticket counter. Since she is young and a woman, so she has all the right to crash the line? And yes! Indian men have no problem in giving away such opportunities! I just wanted to ask the girl if she is pregnant or had kids with her or was 60!Come on! Everyday you shout that you need equality but when it comes to undue benefits you are always ready to take them.If you believe in equality then you should first learn to follow some ground rules.Then again on the ticket counter if you don’t notice, the guy will make sure he gives you less change so that he gets to keep the remaining money in his pocket! You see added income after all… This happened not only while going to the station but also while coming back.I politely told both the guys that they had given me less money, but the answer was the same “de raha hun madam” while rubbing his eyes. I know poor guy gets all the dust in his eyes when he is trying to make some petty money.
At last, after observing all this, I reached my destination where I got to meet some enthusiastic souls who appeared to be happy and excited about the walk but guess what! our organizer Mr Asif Khan was missing! Anyways! He came after 10 minutes and apologized.As for him, he never went for morning walks and preferred afternoon or evening walks.So instantly I got to know that I was not going to get to meet Mr Asif again because I am a morning person and I neither get the time nor the encouragement to visit these lonely places in Delhi at night ..It’s damn scary ..
Mr Asif knows history and tried his best to share his knowledge.From pigeon tales to the Maharanis being upset with their Kings, he managed to keep a crowd of 60+ people entertained! I am sure if he wouldn’t have been there I would have covered this park in an hour and would have headed right back home.
I took this picture & realized later that it seems as if all the things are falling upon us..Is it me or do you also feel the same?
There was bit of mismanagement but Mr Asif tried his best to make people feel less bad as we were promised chole-bhature in the end but those were not provided. Imagine to keep walking for three hours and all that time, all I could think of was food and that to chola bhatura ..Ya! i do sound like a bhukkad and I am.
Below is Rajon ki Baoli… Imagine if the government could invest some money in it and turn it into something of architectural value! Probably a place where all the King and Queen’s stories can be narrated! Won’t that be lovely, but I guess Delhi government has no idea how to promote tourism of their own state which has such an impressive history and monuments.They should learn something from Rajasthan tourism a bit!
So this was a place where people used to drink water and take bath in olden days but now it’s nothing less than an unhygienic gutter which by the way was very deep.We sat there but I was a little worried that the dengue mosquito would definitely be there! I hope he doesn’t find me attractive and bite me!
I also got to meet a Wiseshe reader Sneha Chakravarthy. Now when she came up to me I really wanted to hide because I had just stepped out of my house after brushing my teeth and I swear I do not want to face any of the Wise She readers without being properly dressed & my makeup on… It was sweet of her to come over and meet me and I look forward to meet her during more such walks…
Below is the Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb which is considered to be haunted and we were told a rape story which made it more interesting considering those who tried to rape the girl were not able to because the ghost didn’t let them.I found it funny but that’s the best part. I don’t know history so I either I should take the effort to know it or I should just keep my mouth shut and not question back and I decided to go with the latter option!
On the whole, it was not a bad experience!If you like history and old places then you can give it a try…After the walk I didn’t get the feeling of OMG! I should just not miss any of it but I am definitely looking forward to try out more events and if you have some events to share with me maybe we can meet up and explore the city together!