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Obama’s wish-itinerary: Places that Mr. President should visit in Delhi

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Barack Hussein Obama, current President of the United States is all set to pack his bags and visit India on our 66th Republic Day as a Chief Guest invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Though his itinerary would be managed by his close and trusted but we take the liberty of making a wish-itinerary of places we wish Obama visits.

Hanuman Mandir

No we are not into religious fanaticism but it has been said and heard that Obama carries a mini idol of Lord Hanuman wherever he goes as a lucky charm. In that case we strongly believe that he should visit the majestic looking Hanuman Temple at Jhandewalan and if possible for the special aarti on Tuesday evening.

Delhi War Cemetery

The Delhi War Cemetery sounds like the peaceful place where Obama will earn millions in respect if he pays homage to heroes who lived to die. The cemetery also contains graves of soldiers from the First and the Second World War, the history and war stories of which might just interest him.

Rajiv Chowk Metro and Connaught Place

While we want Obama to visit all the historical and spiritual places we also want him to go to the more upbeat places like C.P. Ignoring the Starbucks and Burger King, he can have a drink from Keventors or a nice dinner at Parikrama – the revolving restaurant. While he is at it though, we wouldn’t mind him travelling or at least taking a sneak peek of Rajiv Chowk metro station during its peak timings.

Old Delhi

No matter how overrated it might be these days, Old Delhi is a must visit when travelling to Delhi. Right from paranthe wali gali to Red Fort, it’s worth a look.

India Gate

Though he would be visiting India Gate for the Republic Day parade we would like Obama to have a nice relaxing picnic at India Gate followed by a late evening ice cream or ‘chuski’. It’s no less than Central Park, after all.

Sarojini Nagar Market

Just because he is the President of the United States with a stylish outlook and personality, this does not mean he can’t use some thrift shopping once in a while. I bet Michelle Obama would love it. This can be followed by lunch at Dilli Haat, probably.

Delhi University Campus

Why not? A little heart to heart with the youth of the country will be appreciated by Obama. So would be the chai and cream rolls.

Isheeta Sharma
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Isheeta is a hardcore writer and reader with an undying love for travelling. Her dream is to travel the world and write something about each part of the world in a way which has never been written before and for that she is aiming towards becoming a travel journalist. A student of history from Hindu College, she loves her college and her subject (well, parts of it). Romanticizing everything about this world in the head is her biggest weakness.

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