The morning mas spent leaving Agra by rickshaw then getting a AC chair carriage to a train station in the south of Delhi. It was the first train we've caught all trip that's been late, don't no if that's luck or not? Arriving a little apprehensive, we did the now usual arrival procedure, find somewhere to sit and have a drink, work out where we are on the map, and set off shopping for somewhere to sleep for the next two nights.
Finding the main street was a little difficult as our driver had dropped us in a bad spot really, but it was fresh to meet some of the locals who didn't want money out of our pockets and were just happy to help! The first few hotel literally laughed us out of the door after asking for a room at around 250 rupees, the trusty Rough Guide said there were plenty available at that price, which we thought considering it was the centre of the capital city it was a little optimistic. But, we later found a very reasonable room including Ashes cricket, cleanish (wow), shared bathroom, for a modest 300 rupees, happy!
Our first impressions of Delhi were very good as we sat for lunch in the cellar café of our guest house, and Tom had his best curry to date, simple "Vegetable curry".
Later, we set our sites on what the book described as the more up market place to stay Connaught Place. It was 25 minutes walk which would be difficult in the heat but would give us the opportunity to see a little more of New Delhi.
It was good to potter through the city watching all the hustle and bustle. Connaught Place was a circular high-street full of Western shops with gardens in the centre, very nice with a shaded walkway to keep out of the heat. Avoiding going into any of the shops as they would be far too expensive we went for a drink in a couple of A/C restaurants (the change in air temperature was astonishing) and after a couple of hours headed back.