Travelreport - Delhi, India Day 1

worldcapture @worldcaptureApril 2019 · 3 min read

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Saturday April 6th, it's 18:30 PM and I finally arrived in Delhi after being awake for more than 35 hours. The Visa process in the airport was surprisingly fast and I took a taxi to my hostel about 30 min after landing. My first impression while looking out of the window from the taxi was "Damn, there are a lot of soldiers outside" - "Did I miss something?" - As I later figured out, in the whole area around the airport and a couple of km into the city its all a huge military area with schools and training camps. Fair enough!
At 19:30 I arrived at my hostel, Checked in and went up to the rooftop to have dinner and a cold beer. That felt good! Even my brain was running on Standby and my body told me to go to sleep. After almost 40 hours I finally found my way into bed with very exciting thoughts about the upcoming days.

I have to warn you, if you are looking for a guide for famous buildings or historical monuments in and around Delhi - This might be the wrong article for you. I will show you the daily chaos and craziness of Delhi's streets. As authentic as possible.

Dehli - Day 1

I'm sure some of you know the feeling when you wake up in a new country and you know you will go to discover it as soon your eyes open. Crazy excited!

After taking some breakfast on the rooftop I packed my gear and went out into the streets. My first destination target was the Chandni Chowk area, which is great for street photography from what I've heard.
As this district is not to far away from central Delhi where my hostel was located I decided to walk (about 5km) up there, even it had already 37°C at 10:00 in the morning. But the heat was actually not that bad as the air was dry. So it's very doable to walk around the whole day.


Chandni Chowk



The area itself is full with market streets, endless alleys , mosques and also bazaars. The population in this district is very mixed with all the religions you could imagine. Mostly Muslim, Hindi and Sikh's.



As soon as I arrived in Chandni Chowk I felt amazing. I absolutely love the crowded chaos in this district. I think I have some kind of opposite social anxiety as I feel incredible alive in those chaotic areas ;). Exactly the place where I want to be!



On the end of the day my phone showed me that I walked about 22.000 steps around Delhi on that day. I was so fascinated by that perfect working chaos. It didn't take me long to fell in love with Delhi.

One thing which surprised me was - That there were no foreigners or tourist walking around this beautiful area. Maybe a handful but way less than I expected. Later some people from Delhi told me that no tourists like to stay long in the City and usually only use it as transit stay to move further on to other provinces. They even questioned me why I want to stay here for 5 days :D



Thanks for reading and joining me on this little trip through Delhi. I can promise you, that wasn't everything yet. I will write about Day 2 during the next week. Stay tuned!

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I tend to move away from crowds and chaos. Everyone to their own though and you took some interesting photographs depicting life in the streets. Look forward to what you find over the coming days.


Thanks buddy! Well it's the mix I think. After a few days chaos its nice having a quite day in but yeah, overall I need it, ha! :D


Oh it's already been 7 years since I was in Delhi last, but that city is special! Nice to see everything still looks kindof the sane! Love tgat photo of the girl with the yellow scarf and this last one with the melon, or is it a coconut? Beautiful!


Thank you @frejafri :)) It might be the same, right. Just a very fast growing population might increase the amount of people living there :D It was a pumpkin I thought, ha!


@frejafri @worldcapture it was "Papaya" ...neither pumpkin nor water melon


@steemflow Oh yes now I see papaya 😁 never said watermelon 😂🍉


Ohhh I took melon as water melon😉 it's clear

revo @revoApril 2019

I hate crowds, but like you I love the chaos of India. There's something special about it. Nice shots.


Ha, it defenitely is! Thanks revo!


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Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you very much @travelfeed & @for91days ! Great honor having some travel content again and using the travelfeed tag!


Welcome to Delhi.
Let me know if you want to meet or any help over the next weekend. I live in delhi too, will be more than happy to assist:)


Ahhhhhhhh, unfortunately to late, I'm already back in Thailand now. But I will be more often in Delhi now and It would be great to catch up next time! :))


ohhhh, next time then :)


Hey Chris @worldcapture, welcome to.india. glad you found my country incredible from day 1. And you manage to roam around the crowded place so easily. Being Sunday it was not so rush as market/ shops were closed. Btw where are you staying in? If you have told me before I would have been there....last week I came back from.delhi, ....anyway it's fun exploring city alone...hope you took the fun rides on rickshaws and long have you been staying? Or any plan to visit any other places.


Hey @steemflow! Thanks for you comment. I stayed for 5 days in a Hostel in the center of Delhi. Cheap and clean, that was all what mattered, ha ! Well I'll let you know it when I come the next time! Cheers


Ohhh you left......hope you had some great time...across time for sure 👍


and I thought Bangkok is crowded and chaotic! :)

great post and amazing photography. 👏


Haha :D Well Delhi is def another level in terms of this! Cheers buddy!


Awesome shots. The beautiful juxtaposition! I believe every portrait here deserves a win of that Peoplephotography by @worldcapture, haha! ;)


Hahahaha what a nice compliment! Thank you so much @itchyfeetdonica! Hope you have a great day!!! :))


Have a great time in India!!

The chaos in this country is the reason why I haven't visited it yet. I become anxious around so many people and I feel confused in such chaos and on your pictures this is exactly what I see - many people and chaos.

I like reading posts like yours as it brings me to the country without actually going there which in some cases is great :)

Your photos are very good and they show exactly what you were trying to do - real life in India :) Well done!

Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your curie vote!


Thanks for your comment :))

Well yeah, it's definitely not everyones taste to stay in the total chaos :D

I'm glad you enjoyed reading it :))

FOXES @cubaplApril 2019

it reminds me a bit my trip to Palermo, where I have visited a true street market. During a day it was a complete mixture of flavors, colors, aromas and nationalities but after dark it was a quite dangerous area, full of junkies, homeless, drug dealers, pick pockets, thefts and prostitutes. How was is in Delhi after dark ?


Well I didn't feel any problems. But maybe I'm naive or blind :D Palermo sounds interesting as well!