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Delhi luxury

Our train from Agra Can't station was running late. Crowds were soon brimming on the platform and we were glas to have bagged some space to sit out the two hour delay. We had to keep an eye on the over head signs for our train number as we did not understand the announcements and they would change our platform. When the train arrived we quickly found our seat sharing with a loud family of four. The berth was the highest coach available and was pretty grungy. We stuck with our no eating and drinking rule to avoid using the disgusting hole in the floor toilet which people seem incapable of peeing into. part way through the journey, the noisy nappy changing family left and were replaced by a single male who fell asleep and snored like an elephant, accompanied by another male who coughed loudly with his tongue out not doubt eager to spread his germs.
When we finally arrived at Nizamuddin station it was a battle to fight through the crowds to get out. We had learned to push as hard as everyone else and emerged to the usual touts and quickly negotiated a rickshaw ride to the Leela Palace hotel. we had a crazy drive on the expressway through heavy traffic but had an awesome driver.
We arrived with no prior booking and were stunned by the Leela Palace. A beautiful rich five star hotel. We decided to splurge after spending several nights in cheap accommodation and we mingled with the fancy people conscious of of our stinky clothes and dirty hair. We upped to a club room and were welcomed with a flower garland and red dot to the forehead. The concierge showed us to our suite.....wow. Beautiful furniture, study, marble bathroom with every cream, bath salt, slippers, robes, computer controlled entertainment, hand made chocolate and biscuits......WOW.
We quickly changed out of our stinky clothes and went to the club lounge and over indulged on the cheese and champagne which was included before movie and sandwiches in our room. We both had gut ache that night. What a way to spend our last full night in Delhi.

Posted by Rosielou 18:43

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