Friday, January 13, 2012

Hanging Out At the Hilton Janakpuri

We're already looking forward to returning to the Hilton Janakpuri. Our room right across from the Executive Lounges is very comfortable and we feel right at home.

Drink and appetizers are available for Executive Floor guests in a main floor bar between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and we ate enough well prepared Chicken Tikka and a variety of other goodies that a more formal dinner is unnecessary tonight. We also enjoyed our first taste of Kingfisher Beer.

In case you didn't notice - and we hadn't - India's time zone is 30 minutes off from the hourly deviations found through much of the world. Why? Well, to some extent we can probably blame politics. The province of Newfoundland runs its time zones on the half hour as it well, but it has a couple of excuses. First, it didn't formally become a Canadian province until 1949. Second, it's smack dab in the middle of the Atlantic Time Zone, meaning that Happy Hour for Newfies and Indians is a half hour out of kilter with most everybody else.


Gregory said...

Glad to hear you like the Hilton Janakpuri; I'll be there for 1 night next month. Any reason you chose that hotel instead of the Hilton Nehru Place? I'm trying it for 2 nights.

Kathy and Brian said...
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Kathy and Brian said...

This Hilton is the only one that allows three guests per room, quite important to the family of three with whom we're touring.

It was actually a fair challenge to find such properties at our various stops, especially at the 4-5 star western hotel chains, but we managed.

This location works for us since all three of our stays involve an airport departure and/or arrival. We'll be interested to learn your comparison of both properties.