Right on the heels of the launch of The Delhi Eye, comes another great way to experience New Delhi. From October 1st, right in time for the Commonwealth Games, Delhi will launch its Hop On, Hop Off (HOHO) tourist bus service.
These colorful and air-conditioned buses will ply at 30-minute intervals from 8 am to 8 pm every day. The starting point is the Coffee Home on Baba Kharag Singh Marg.
The stoppages are: Delhi Gate, Red Fort, Rajghat, National Gallery of Modern Art, India Gate, Purana Quila, Humayun Tomb, Defense Colony Metro Station, Lotus Temple, Metropolitan Mall Saket/Select City Walk, Qutab Minar, Hauz Khas Village, Dilli Haat (INA), Safdarjung Tomb, Teen Murti Marg-Nehru Museum, National Museum Janpath and Jantar Mantar.
Some of the interesting sites you get to visit along this route are Khooni Darwaza, Ferozeshah Kotla, Gandhi Museum, Ambedkar Stadium, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Salimgarh Fort, Rajghat, Children’s Park, India Gate, Pragati Maidan, Crafts Museum, National Zoological Park, Isa Khan Tomb, Nizamuddin Dargah, Gole Gumbaj, Sunderwala Burj, Defence Colony Market, Lajpat Nagar Central Market, ISKCON Temple, Garden of Five Senses, Qila Rai Pithora, Ahimsa Sthal, Butterfly Park, Indian Handicraft Emporium, Deer Park, Hauz Rani monument, Hauz Khas Market, Dilli Haat, INA Market, Lodi Garden, Jaipur Polo Ground, Nehru Planetarium, Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, Janpath Market, Crafts Emporium…
All you need to do is buy a ticket, hop on, hop off explore at will and hop on to the next bus to visit your next destination. No more time-bound tour buses and haggling taxi drivers…it’s HOHO all the way!
Tickets: Rs. 300 Adult, Rs: 150 Children ( $ 1 = Rs 45 approx.)
You can book online at: www.hohodelhi.com or buy the ticket on the bus itself.
(Pictures Courtesy: TOI, hohodelhi.com)