We arrived in New Delhi after an eight hour flight, not quite sure what to expect. These photos give some of our initial impressions of a very diferent land and culture from anything we've encountered before.
Our tour guide gave us all marigold garlands (yes, Andy too!) to welcome us to India
It wasn't very far from the airport to our hotel, but it took quite a while to make our way through the Delhi traffic
The journey took in some very varied neighbourhoods . . .
. . . including these dwellings clinging to the edge (but note the satellite dishes on the roofs)
Our hotel, however, was in an altogether more upmarket part of town
The shopping malls next door to the hotel looked just like the ones you would expect to see in a European or North American city
Even the shops looked familiar
The transport options were a little different though
It soon became clear that motorbikes play a very large role in Indian transport