Eau de Delhi

I read this and I want to go back – it is truly a unique destination. Thanks for your update Helen – can’t wait for the rest.


After an entire day of travel (Calgary to Toronto, Toronto to Delhi), I have finally arrived at the Indira Ghandi International Airport in New Delhi. Our plane landed around 9:20 pm local time, which is twelve and a half hours ahead of home. In a nutshell, I have travelled to the future.

Anyone who has talked about going to India has heard something along the lines of “Delhi smells! As soon as you get off the plane, you can smell it!”

I would beg to differ on that all too familiar statement. I would say that you can smell it as soon as the plane lands. The wheels touch pavement and the aircrafts ventilation system starts circulating in that one-of-a-kind New Delhi air.

I think saying that Delhi “smells” is a bit harsh. That has a negative connotation to it, and let’s be honest…smell is a very personal thing. We…

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By Lesley Keyter

Lesley Keyter is the face of travel in the fast growing city of Calgary. Every week since 1997 she has has featured live on the Morning News Global TV.

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