When you have very little time and a metropolitan like Delhi to roam around, you are in quite a fix. From reasonable shopping destinations like Sarojini Nagar Market to Mughal architecture, this city has it all. Being more of a lazy stroller I landed first at Sarojini to shop a few bags full.
The scorching heat of Delhi on a mid summer day is a buzz killer as it drains most of your spirit. Clueless and aimless, I sat at the Sarojini Nagar bus stop. I boarded the first bus that came along, a DTC bus number 615. The conductor was more like a tour guide to me when he realized that I had nowhere to go but was willing to explore anything and everything in the very little time I had. I deboarded the bus at the nearest bus stop to Safdarjung Tomb, and lazily admired one of the many fine pieces of Mughal architecture., exhausted I walked to the park that surrounds the tomb to rest under the revitalizing shade of a tree in the summer heat. It was long before the sun and my fatigue wore off, leaving me good to go.
It was an early evening with birds that were heading home after a tiring day in the sky. I was headed home, too (my hotel room) but before that I had to pay my visit to the martyr. I took the bus that dropped me only a few meters away from India Gate. The walk towards the gate was an experience I would never forget. All around me were people speaking in varied languages and accents yet beholding a common sight. My stay in Delhi was like a first date, when you want to explore everything but all the time you have seems too less. A date that begins on a very casual note but ends with a promise of a lot more.