While briefly in Delhi, we had two goals:
1. Dr. Pepper, and
2. The Delhi Gate
On a hot morning, we set out on the nice
(seriously, no sarcasm intended) Delhi Metro
to see the Delhi Gate, then take an Auto-Rickshaw
to get Kristie's drink of choice.
While walking on a little bit of the grass found in Delhi on the way to the Gate, an auto driver pulled up and offered us a deal we couldn't refuse: a riding tour of 4 historic sites, all for $1.
Too good to be true?
After feeling the heat and realizing we would still be walking for a couple miles despite our miniscule itinerary, we decided $1 was a steal, whatever strings were attached.
So we hopped in and rode to the various sites, including an unplanned stop for our guide/driver to feed the pigeons a huge bag of seed (There must be some cultural or religious significance to his actions, but we have not yet investigated.).
Sure, there were strings attached: We were persuaded to "just look" at some craft shops that were either "famous" or "close friends and family" of the driver/guide (and from whom we are sure he gets a cut of our purchases).
And while the morning tour was interesting, our biggest laugh came as our driver tried to get our family and the India Gate in one picture.
A little better...