Now that our time in Delhi has been shortened somewhat, we are trying to ensure that we have visited all the places we especially wanted to. It was particular reassuring, when looking through our guide book the other evening, that we had visited the places described and a number of others!
One place that was still left on our (or my!) list to visit was to go and have Afternoon Tea at the Imperial Hotel. It is described at Delhi’s “classiest hotel” and is a 1933 Art Deco building, in centre if Delhi, it is an oasis. It is renowned for its Afternoon Tea .
We arrived at about 2pm, only to be told that tea wasn’t served until 3pm, but we were welcome to wait. So we took advantage of their air conditioning, comfortable settees and newspapers (well it would have been rude not too) for our “enforced” wait.
At 3.00 we retired to the Atrium, where we both choose our own preferences for tea ……
It was delicious – sandwiches, cakes and scone, with English Breakfast tea (with no sugar!) and no spice in sight!!!