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Feb 9, 2011 02:28 PM

Visiting Subcontinent

My colleague is travelling for work to Delhi, Dhaka and Katmandu in a couple of weeks. I lived in Delhi and Dhaka but that was a few years ago - no doubt some places that I enjoyed are not there anymore. Where do you suggest a single woman could comfortably go to eat on her own day and evening and what sight are a must to see.

Many thanks for your suggestions!

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  1. Hey,
    I have lived for 25 years, settled in US now. It may be a little difficult to find places where it would be comfortable for single women to eat alone. Even if the place is safe, people might stare you to death. You have to learn not to get intimidated :)

    If price is not an issue, I would suggest going to Bukhara at the Taj. It's world famous for it's daal, naans and kebabs. The price bracket would be about Rs.2000 on an average per person.

    For the regular fare, Bikanerwala and Haldiram is a good option as they have a wide variety of food - north, south, chaat etc, are reasonably priced and are never without people which is good from a security point of view.

    For south indian cuisine, there is saravana bhawan at Janpath in Connaught place which is pretty good. Connaught place also has a restuarant called, raajdhani which has a fixed gujraati thaali and you would be stuffed by the time you finish it. It's unlimited and the servers are very courteous. For typical punjabi , north indian cuisine, I would recommend going to 'Tera Hotel' at Gaffar market, Karol Bagh. It's like a hole in the wall kind of a place but the taste of the food is to die for. The whole meal at all these places would cost about Rs.200 each.

    As for the sites, a ride in the metro train is a must and it practically runs through three states - delhi, haryana ( gurgaon ) and U.P ( noida ). It connects a lot of areas together - north campus, connaught place, gurgaon etc. A trip to Delhi Haat opposite INA market is enjoyable and you can pick up knick knacks and pretty good traditional things. Janpath is also good for the same. Akshardham Temple is supposed to be huge and beautiful but it may be far depending on where you are staying. Priyas vasant vihar is a good place to hang out, lots of youngsters, restaurants, theatre etc. GK M block market is also good for food and shopping.

    Hope this helps !

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    1. re: golgappe

      The Bukhara is at the ITC Maurya Sheraton. Great food but pricy. Very similar food with a few additional dishes at Punjabi by Nature. They have a website and 3 - 4 locations in Delhi. About half the price.