Take a Peek at Etrenal Paintings of Amrita Shergil - NGMA

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Amrita Shergil
Amrita Shergil the Passionate Quest

Are you an Amrita Shergil Art Lover? Well Art lover or not you will certainly not like to miss National Gallery of Modern Art's - Collection of Paintings of her. Amrita Shergil - one of the revered names in the world of Art.

National gallery of Moden Art houses the largest collection of Amrita Shergil Paintings. She was an eminent
Indian painter born to a Punjabi Sikh father and a Hungarian Jewish mother, a great woman painter of 20th century,

Did You Know: Amrita Shergil is the 'most expensive' woman painter of India.  (Click to Tweet)

No Wonder, NGMA is one of the many museums included in the Hop on Hop Off Sightseeing Tour!

Take a peek at her paintings, and do visit NGMA to sooth your eyes with some enchanting art by equally great artists like  Thomas Daniell, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, as well as foreign artists, apart from sculptures by various artists. 

NGMA Gallery Timings: Opens daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Mondays and National Holidays.
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Entry Charges:
Indian: Rs: 10/-
Foreign National: Rs: 150/-
Student / Child: Rs: 1/-

Here are some of the paintings for your delight. Art Lover or not, you will surely adore them: 
Amrita shergil painting at NGMA
Amrita Sher-Gil. Bride's Toilet, Oil on canvas

Amrita Sher-Gil  Brahmacharis, Oil on canvas,

Amrita Sher-Gil  Nude, Oil on canvas,
That's just a trailer, the actual Movie (I mean NGMA) is GRAND. There is lot-lot more to see. Believe me!  

Hope by know the art lover in you has woken up to the beautiful artworks of her . "Let's visit NGMA".  
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Ultimate Ways to an Ideal 2014 Holi Festival in Delhi

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Hi :) 

Are you visiting Delhi to celebrate Holi in March? 
Are you curious to know, what to expect and what not to miss to make your Holi-Celebrations one to remember ?  

I am excited  to take you to a colorful (visual) journey. You will learn :
  • When is Holi Celebrated, 
  • How is Holi Celebrated in Delhi. 
  •  and yes How can I forget precautions or safety you should take during Holi
 – in other words Make your Holi in Delhi a special one!
Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
Boys playing with Colors- Gulal
HOLI as we all know is Festival of colours and its played in different parts of India in different ways. Delhi has its own fashion to celebrate it.

Did you know: Holi-festival has lately, spread in parts of Europe and North Americas as a spring celebration of love, fun and colours. (Click to tweet)
Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
Holi celebrated in US
When is HOLI Celebrated? 
In case you don't know in 2014 Holi will be Celebrated on  17 March - Click to confirm date Its a National Holiday in India.  (Click to tweet) .

In case you are visiting this page after 2014 and want to know - when is Holi . Simply CLICK this magical crystal ball below!
Abra ka dabra...
Crystal ball
How is Holi Celebrated in Delhi?
Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
holika dahan - bonfire
A day before Holi 
Holi festivities commence  with a Holika-Dahan(bonfire) on the night before Holi where people round up, sing and dance. Holika was a Demoness . Know more here. Holi is marked as the Win of Good over Evil. You will find Deilhi-tes in the evening coming out of their homes to celebrate this with their neighborhood. After the function, people go back home excited with the anticipation of the next day - the festival HOLI

On Day of Holi

Holi in Delhi is nothing short of "Madness, Carnival, Circus, Festival, Naughtiness" all bundled together! 
Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
Color Madness

Festivities starts in the morning. It is free for all amusement of colours, where every body plays, run behind each other and colours each other with dry powder ( Gulal) and coloured water.
Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
Playing with Gulal - Color
You will find mostly children carrying water guns and water-filled balloons waiting at their Home's Gates for their water fight.

Holi Greetings Wallpaper Delhi Images
Children ready with Water Guns and Balloons

The merriment, pranks and fights with colours happens in the open streets, open parks, terrace of building in Delhi.
Playing with Water on Holi

In Love, War & Holi everything is Fair! It does not matter if you are Well-off or poor, man or woman, children or elders, friend or stranger. So expect many water balloons launched on you ..you got to be watchful and dodge them if you can! 
Water Attack from Terrrace
In Delhi the sights are common where Groups carry drums and musical instruments, go from one place to another, singing and dancing. 
Groups playing in Streets
People visit families and friends and even foe (if you have one, do you?), they first play with colours on each other, giggle, laugh and scream in frenzy(specially youngsters) and people Hug and smear each other with Gulal and do chit-chat. 
Enjoying Holi Get Together
The Festival in Delhi is incomplete without Hindi Film Songs. And this one plays in all Get-Together!

This ends with sharing special Holi delicacies, and Kids love them the most. Starting with :
1. Gujiya : 
It's a sweet dumpling made with suji or Maida and stuffed with khoya, grated and roasted dry fruits, khoya. Tastes Awesome ! "No one can eat just one", that's How I describe it !


Learn How to make Gujiya (8 mins) Video

2. Dahi Bhalla:
A popular Snack food-and also a Delhi Street Food

Dahi Bhalla

 Learn to prepare Dahi- Bhalla at Home in this quick 4 min Video
3. Chaat- Papri:
Another popular Delhi Street Food   is must food in all the Delhi get-together on Holi
Chaat Papri
Learn to prepare this at Home (5 mins) Video
3. Bhaang-Lassi:
Sweet Savoury Drink with leaves and flowers (buds) of the female cannabis plant. 

Bhaang Lassi
 4. Bhaang- Pakora
How could Holi be complete without pakoras of bhaang 
Bhanag Pakora
Preacautions on day of Holi 
Holi is a festival of colours and merriment. Take the following precautions. Holi is meant to be a rough festival and following some do's and don't will help you bear the harshness of the festival.

•    Wear Sunglasses -  keeping your eyes safe from the harmful chemicals of the colours.  (Click to Tweet)
•    Wear old and rugged clothes- that you can easily discard after playing Holi (Click to Tweet)
•   Keep eyes and lips tightly closed - It is almost impossible to save you face from attack of colours, so while you are attacked, keep eyes and lips tightly closed. (Click to Tweet)
•   Apply Coconut or any oil -  If you are playing Holi, apply a thick layer of coconut or any oil on your body and hair till they glisten and you become slippery. This will help you to wash off colours easily later on. (Click to Tweet)
•   Avoid traveling If you are traveling, keep the car windows tightly shut. Better still; avoid traveling on this day. (Click to Tweet)
 photo smallbanner.jpg•   Public Transport Please remember Delhi Metro and DTC bus starts operating in the afternoon only. (Click to Tweet) 
•   Women avoid going out alone - Play Holi only with a group of close friends and relatives as against strangers. (Click to Tweet)

Travelers views on Holi, Read: A Word of Caution for Holi Festival

 Read, Know the Truth before Buying:  Herbal Gulal in Delhi

Add More Colors this Holi with HOHO Bus
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Delhi sightseeing,

Are You Looking for a Fun day out in Delhi at a reasonable cost?

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1. Delhi by Evening Tour- Ishq-e-Dilli show at Purana Quilla . CLICK to plan one for yourself: http://www.hohodelhi.com/Tour-highlights.html
Delhi by Evening Tour- Ishq-e-Dilli show at Purana Quilla HOHO bus

2. National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA). Houses exquisite, eye catching paintings and art work. Simply Amazing ! Included in both Red & Green Route: CLICK to plan one for your self: http://www.hohodelhi.com
ational Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA). Houses exquisite, eye catching paintings and art work. Simply Amazing ! Included in both Red & Green Route
3. Spectacular Change of guard ceremony in the President's Estate, Rashtrapati Bhawan. This Show is FREE for all our Customers. CLICK here to know more: http://www.hohodelhi.com/Promotions.html
Change of guard ceremony in the President's Estate, Rashtrapati Bhawan
4. The change of guard ceremony - Horse Riders Arrival 
change of guard ceremony - Horse Riders Arrival , Delhi Rashtrapati Bhawan

5. The band plays while the PBG arrive for the change of guards

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delhi airport hotel transfer

How to reach from Delhi Airport or Railway Stations to Hotel Safely- Without Getting Scammed!

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My hotel transfer in Delhi You are all set to visit New Delhi, India for the First time ( I am guessing though, Am I right?)  You are excited! I know. After all you have waited for this long. By know your Itinerary, tour Plan, your hotels & tours are all ready or almost there...like a dream it's all going to be true soon. Isn't it ? hehe...but...wait a minute...."What about Hotel-Transfer?"

Entering India and not expecting to come across a scam is unimaginable (sadly). Not mean to shock you though, not my intention. But, It's imperative you acquaint and equip yourself about know-hows after you exit the airport terminal or the Railway Station in Delhi, to avoid any pitfalls. (that's my intention :)

You are going to learn:
  • Various Hotel Transfer Options & Which One Fits Your Needs Best
  •  Where to Look for Prepaid or Radio Taxis after exiting Airport & Railway Stations
  • Transfer Fares
  • Cautions
Here we go. 
Hotel Transfer Option No. 1

Pre-Paid Taxi/Delhi-Traffic Police Prepaid Booths
One of the preferred ways to reach Hotel from Delhi International/Domestic Airport & Railway Station. This is Safe, hassle free way, No negotiation on fare required, simply pay and reach your Hotel. Comparatively cheaper to Radio Taxi. Should suit you if reaching safe & sound at a comparatively low cost is what you are looking for.

Availability: 24x7

Where to Look For

As soon as you exit from the terminal, head right to locate Prepaid taxi Counter.

Transfer Fare

They have different rates based on the distance of the location of your hotel. For instance, if it's Connaught Place the Fare is around Rs 300 (please do check existing rates). 

Night Charges: 25%  extra

  1.  Beware of the touts waiting at the exit of the airport to rip you off, asking you to hire a cab from them.
  2.  Beware of "Pre-paid Taxi Scam better known as "Rs 500
    . Yea! no matter how interesting it sounds, many first time visitors have been duped by this trick. In Nutshell the scam is, you hand over Rs 500 Note to pay for the fare at the counter and they swap it with Rs 100 note and say,"
    I need 500 not 100" Read More here.
  3. Many Times the Driver would pretend that they do not know the way or the Hotel is closed so that they could take you to another Hotel for earning Commission.

Hotel Transfer Option No. 2
Radio Taxi

AC Cabs with English speaking Drivers (mostly) a little costly compared to prepared taxi, but worth it's while. One of the most popular ways to reach Hotel from Delhi International/Domestic Airport. This is completely Safe and hassle free way, without any doubt. Should fit your need, if Comfort along with safety is what you are looking for.

Availability: 24x7

Where to Look For
As soon as you exit from the terminal, the first row of cabs that you would see are Radio taxis. You can also find counters at both domestic and international airport. Easy Cabs, Meru Cabs can offer you AC cabs.

Transfer Fare

They charge by the kilometer, Rs 20 per km.

Night Charges: 25% extra

Cautions - None
  1.  No bad experience sighted or heard. Carefree way to travel :)
Hotel Transfer Option No. 3

Delhi Metro Airport Express
Delhi Metro Airport Express

Excellent Service! Total Comfort, Fast, Saves Time.  Available every 20 mins. Travel Time 18 mins from Airport to New Delhi Railway Staion ( for hotels in Paharganj )

Route Map to locate your Hotel  (CLICK

Availability: 5:30 am to 11:00 pm

Where to Look For

For International Airport: terminal 3 Station
For Domestic Airport: Delhi Aerocity Station 

Transfer Fare

Price anywhere between Rs 120-Rs 150. (CLICK for latest fare) if your hotel happen to be in Connaught Place or Paharganj Location.
Cautions - None

Tourists are all praise for this service since its inception in  2011

Hotel Transfer Option No. 4

Private Hotel Transfer
Just check with your hotel if they provide Hotel Transfer. Comparatively expensive, From Rs 1200-Rs 2500 depending on the class of hotel.

Hotel Transfer Option No. 5

Bus Available at a frequency of 30 minutes and every one hour in off peak hours.

Connectivity : Airport - Connaught Place - New Delhi Railway Staions 
Where to Look For

Terminal 3 DTC Bus Stop , especially for airport transfer

Transfer Fare

Price anywhere between Rs 100-Rs 150. (Check latest fares )

Cautions - None

Hop On Hop Off Bus Delhi Sightseeing
Delhi Tour for Transit Visitors:  

Just in case you are Transiting Delhi - and you have nothing much to do at Airport/Railway Station rather than killing time. You can come to HOHO Office at Baba Kharak Singh marg, Connaught Place using any of the above means, and take a quick 3-4 Hrs Sightseeing Tour of Delhi. 

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