Paharganj

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India66 contributions
Feb 2020
1. Paharganj is a part of old Delhi and a resident of old school businesses.
2. This place is not recommended for first-time visitors for the right reasons due to the complexity of the area.
3. You will find various tourist attractions connected to this place along with hotels and eateries.
4. It is a complex locality due to its vast population and street connectivities.
5. Great for experiencing old school Delhi.
6. This locality is easily accessible by public and private transport.
Written December 22, 2020
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amitsrv
Pune, India241 contributions
If you happen to be just out of New Delhi Railway Station and don't know where to go (being a tourist), you can always choose Paharganj for your stay. Excluding some of the very cheap and low standard hotels, the hotels on the Desh Bandhu Gupta Road, Paharganj are pretty affordable and offer a great value of money along with quality and comfortable stay.

Traveler Tip- Try to get a hotel which are on the sides of the road and NOT the ones which are in narrow alleys/lanes behind those road side hotels (as mentioned above).
Written March 16, 2012
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Cichochanchanchan
Montevarchi, Italy64 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
Paharganj is a neighbourhood of Central Delhi, located just west of the New Delhi Railway Station. Known as Shahganj or King's ganj or market place during Mughal era,[1] it is one of the three administrative subdivisions, of the Central Delhi district, of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, with the other two being, Darya Ganj and Karol Bagh. Known for its concentration of affordable hotels, lodges, restaurants, dhabas and a wide variety of shops catering to both domestic travellers and foreign tourists, especially backpackers and low-budget travellers. The area has shelters and homes, run by Salaam Baalak Trust, an NGO, for street and working children, established in 1988.
Written September 24, 2014
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vimla_l
Mauritius25 contributions
Nov 2019
Paharganj in new Delhi is a very very busy place as the New Delhi railway station is found there. you get foods everywhere near the railway station and there are many hotels in the neighbourhood. i went to drink fresh juice everyday in the main market near the railway station. it is a very big and busy tourist place. you can money changers and tourist shop along the main market. Every year when i go to Delhi i go for some shopping at paharganj.
Written January 16, 2020
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WeDiscover8890
Greater Manchester, UK192 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Good area to shop around. Ideal for fabrics, scarves, clothes, teas and household goods like tiffins. We got some great bargains and prices are all reasonable.

It is busy but not as crazy as old Delhi so we found it okay to navigate around.
Written March 10, 2020
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Gracie G
Cairo, Egypt172 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
My favorite place to stay in Delhi, it's got the life and excitement which young people are looking for. Incense and dust fill the air, the songs of Bollywood drift out of shops The main street is full of people hawking everything from teddy bears to cannabis. It's kind of crazy, now and again an elephant will be guided through, young pickpockets no older than 8 years will have a go at your trouser pockets, at night packs of dogs take over and terrorize the fearful, at other times fist fights break out. You will be harrassed constantly by rickshaw drivers. I even saw a dead man lying in the street while a group of children played a couple of feet away.

There is another side of Paharganj though, walk away from the main street and you enter another world, quiet alleyways in a timeless India where you could hear a pin drop. Small temples where you can be blessed for a couple of rupees, people frying food and offering chai, a random cow, an alleyway which is a small vegetable market, abandoned kittens play beside a saucer of milk, running children with the biggest smiles. Nothing more than a series of captivating contrasts.

Thats the thing about Paharganj, it could never be boring.
Written September 15, 2013
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Tusar Ranjan R
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
May 2012 • Family
It was the month of January 2012. Me with my newly wedded wife moved for Newdelhi and rajasthan for our honeymoon. After reaching at Newdelhi, as I have booked my hotels and taxi long days back, I was taken to the Hotel "Hotel Welcome Palace" at paharganj in New delhi. The 1st day was good. and teh 2nd day was also good with most tourist places visits. At night of teh 2nd day, as i had to withdraw some cash from ATM, i was on my way to the ATM alone on the footpath. A 12yr boy suddenly came and without my reason hold my legs begging sorry. Suddenly he left my legs and ran away. Few minutes later I found that I Money purse was not with me. It had a total cash of 8000 INR and my PAN card and 2 credit cards and 2 debit cards. All are gone. I called up my driver and both of us searched for that guy and asked also to the police standing nearby. The police says its a regular practice happens here. So, you should have careful before.

Being harrashed not getting that boy, i was returning back to my hotel room to block those cards. Suddenly i saw that with the same style the same boy was trying to stole a foreigner. I catched him up and after some fights got my purse. The purse was only with cards, no cash. I called up the police and handedover that boy and another boy with him to the police. I also along with the police men moved to the police station. After the application of 3rd-degree torture by the police men the Cash came out from that boy's Jacket with only 6000 INR and Brown sugar packets worth 2000INR. This proves that these boys are truly drug addicts.

Now started the play of the original thief of delhi. The Delhi Police. They didn't handed over me the Purse and the cash (I got the cards before teh police came). Asked me to file a Juvennile case as those two boys are only 12 and after I will win the case will get the money and purse. Just imagine, being a tourist coming from about 2800 KMS to new Delhi, can i cameback again for the case or even can I stay there till teh case ends. But when I argue with teh police the police used to threatened me that I will be punished that I have wasted the time of the police personnels. And atlast after a long discussion it was about midnight 3.30 since evening 7.30, The police released me from all formalities, but obviously without my purse.

Till the date in last 5 months I didn't heard about the case. Now you can easily understand what the police's intension was . Obviously to grab the money and they must had a great party with that money. Truly in delhi the Pahadgand area is an area of thiefs. The real theirfs aswell as the Police as the thiefs.

My dear friends, if you want to go to delhi for touring purposes, then please be careful of the lonely streets and also waling lonely. Always move in a group of 2/3 persons. And just avoid the police in anycase.

Better if possible avoid going to pahadgand area for hotels. Try looking for any other hotel in some other place.

Want to know more about my experience or want some tips from me, please email me back at - asktusar@gmail.com.

If anyone from delhi, can help me to know about the case, I can provide you the cell number of that police Inspector and his name also the date of the happen.

Thanks
Tusar
Written May 26, 2012
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Amolak Rattan K
New Delhi, India3,027 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This is highly unorganised market of Delhi. It developed after 1947and it continues to be extremely popular with those who are willing to rough out but are fond of going for competitive prices. There are many eating places which are extremely popular. Sitaram Cholle Bhature are well known.
Amolak Rattan Kohli
Former Governor of Mizoram.
Written March 23, 2019
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Bhuppi2886
Himachal Pradesh, India6 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
seriously... when i wrote a review about Paharganj i was so eager to visit this place at least for once before i go back to Himachal . So i took an Auto-Rickshaw and landed there ansd i was so amazed to see that there was almost every thing there that you could be looking for. Cloth Markets, Bars, Restaurants, Coffee Shops and a lot to see.Specially the Roof Top View from the cafes and restaurants will seriously blow your mind Boombastic. Mainly it is known for Hotels But i must say it is Much and Much MOre Than That....
Written January 29, 2015
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Sally484558
New Delhi, India16 contributions
Serious safety incident
May 2018 • Solo
I have stayed here many times for the convenience. But I have truly had enough of the cheating and so much disrespect for western women. I can't walk out on the street without at least one man trying to get me to drink, which means having sex. Even though I tell them I have a husband, am Muslim and dress modestly. I have had workers do this when they come for room service. I have even been grabbed on my chest. Next time I fight back and then call police. I have been offered drugs so many times. The cheating is out of control. There is a few exceptional hotels, from cheap to expensive, but they are always booked out because they get return visitors. This is the last time I will stay here.
Written May 18, 2018
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