Every Sunday I try to visit a new place in Delhi (or India), this way I feel I am not wasting any time during the weekends by just lying in bed and sleeping all day. Right now, I’m trying to check off the list monuments and touristic places first, but after that, I’m planing to visit new markets, restaurants or temples, that I’m interested in. Last Sunday I went to Lodhi Gardens, a beautiful and peaceful place located near the center of Delhi. Being in Lodhi Gardens feels like being somewhere really far from Delhi, since you get away from the noise, and the chaos, but mostly, since you feel the air you breathe is less polluted (or at least that’s what I want to believe).
Usually there’s no enter fee, and despite being quite touristic, the place still has a very calm atmosphere. A typical visit to Lodhi Gardens includes walking through the tombs and monuments there, and of course, enjoying the fact that can seat on green grass under the shade of big trees and do a picnic, read, or relax (this is luxury in a place as crowded and polluted as Delhi). My visit to Lodhi Gardens was the perfect escape to the city’s madness for an entire afternoon, and the perfect excuse to hang out and relax with some of my closest friends here. I know saying that I have close friends in Delhi might sound a little weird, since I have only been living here for two months, but to be honest, when you are here and you find people that share your same interests and are persons you can connect with (specially if you have similar cultural background) is easy to build a good friendship in a short time. So here’s to good old friends, and brand new friendships. As long as they add to your life and they provide good energy and happiness, it doesn’t matter how long it has been. It’s just friendship.