Staying in Paharganj
mumblyjoe22
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Staying in Paharganj

Hi,
I'm flying to India in two weeks and have a reservation at a hotel in Paharganj, and I was wondering what the situation is like there, and in all of Delhi. I'm not afraid of more bombings or anything like that, but I was wondering if it's a good time to visit, or if I should just save Delhi until the end of my trip (I fly out of there as well).

Personally I'm leaning towards staying there, but I was wondering if anyone can think of reasons why I might not want to (are tourist attractions closed? things like that).

I'm more interested in comments of people who are actually in Delhi/Paharganj area rather than other people's opinions (no offense meant).

Also, unrelated, is it easy to find a US to India plug adapter (not a voltage converter) over there, or should I hunt for one here?

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As I’m staying in the Paharganj area in a in a few weeks I'd also be really interested to hear how things are now following these appalling attacks. I'm booked in at Hotel Relax so any info on whether this particular hotel has been affected by the blasts would also be useful.

Thanks in advance.
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Delhi seems to be plodding on fine, though shaken.
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Hi Pookstar, how much is Hotel Relax charging per night now. I paid about 500Rps 2 years back. Anyway it's a decent place to stay for that price .
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Hi sego - I've been quoted 1,200 Rps per night (that's pretty steep inflation in 2 years!).
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Originally posted by: PookstarHi sego - I've been quoted 1,200 Rps per night (that's pretty steep inflation in 2 years!).




ROOM IS RS. 1200 AND AIRPORT PICKUP IS RS. 450

So same here, will be there thursday!! :D

The email isn't working (or they are ignoring me ;)) so ring them to book
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Hi The_blue - did you manage to speak with someone at the hotel since the bombing?

By the way, I got quoted the same for airport pick-up but I'm planning to get my own cab when I land as I from research I believe it will be less than 200 Rs.
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Originally posted by: The_blueROOM IS RS. 1200 AND AIRPORT PICKUP IS RS. 450

So same here, will be there thursday!! :D

The email isn't working (or they are ignoring me ;)) so ring them to book



They quoted me Rs.1500 via email! Uh! I'm going to call to see if I can haggle my way to a lower rate....hehe
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Originally posted by: tamaraincaymanThey quoted me Rs.1500 via email! Uh! I'm going to call to see if I can haggle my way to a lower rate....hehe



When I booked my first day hotel room the price was 1200 Rs , in the last 5 days I was paying 250Rs for a far better room, are you being overcharged?
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I guess the price is reduced the longer you stay. As I'll only be there for 2 nights I don't really expect to get a discount.

Dennis-M - Do you remember the room number or location of the 'better room' you had?....I might try and request it.......
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Originally posted by: Dennis-MWhen I booked my first day hotel room the price was 1200 Rs , in the last 5 days I was paying 250Rs for a far better room, are you being overcharged?



Hey Dennis,

I just called fr work (hiding in the washroom, hehe) and "Sanjay" gave me the rate of Rs.1200, like Blue. Now, I'm going to ask for confirmation via email fr my work addy since my first request was via my personal acct.

I'll be staying for 4 days, so here's hoping a get a break on the price, too!
~ TamarainCayman cool:
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Originally posted by: mumblyjoe22Also, unrelated, is it easy to find a US to India plug adapter (not a voltage converter) over there, or should I hunt for one here?


It is easy to find one in India, buy it in India.
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Originally posted by: PookstarHi The_blue - did you manage to speak with someone at the hotel since the bombing?

By the way, I got quoted the same for airport pick-up but I'm planning to get my own cab when I land as I from research I believe it will be less than 200 Rs.




I had to ring them, still no email contact. As for the pickup i'm not gona cry over £3 english after 15 hours travel and arriving at 2.30am :D
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I had to ring them, still no email contact. As for the pickup i'm not gona cry over £3 english after 15 hours travel and arriving at 2.30am


When you put it like that I don't blame you! :laugh:
(I'm only arriving after a short flight from Goa in the early evening)

Did you find out if the hotel was affected by the bombings in any way? I still can't work out how close the hotel is to where the bomb went off.
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For the next few weeks Pahargunj will be very guarded. (our police is great taking actions after something takes place, I tell you) so you can live there wiht less fear of more explosions.

If explosions is a fear, try delay your plan or avoid Delhi/Mumbai type places.
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