Visiting the Maidens Hotel in North Delhi

MaidensHotel

It’s been fun to stay in the same place in Delhi, the Maidens Hotel, that Jacques Cartier would stay on his trips to Delhi throughout the 1920 and 30s (see this hotel bill from 1926-27).

He and his wife, Nelly, would take a suite for a few weeks at a time so he could use it as a base while traveling back and forth to meet different Maharajas in their palaces.

Nelly even had a rented piano delivered there to make her feel more at home – she describes 4 poor men struggling under its weight as they carry it down the road to the hotel!

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One thought on “Visiting the Maidens Hotel in North Delhi

  1. Hi Francesca! What a pleasant surprise that you should stay in maidens Hotel…my home is just walking distance. This used to be our go to place to learn swimming 🙂

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