No matter how tired you are, the orange-yellow carpet that covers all of Delhi airport (what seems acres and acres) wakes you right up. If this doesn’t, then the tinny, automated voice echoing from each escalator does for sure: “Hold the handrail and mind your step, hold the handrail and mind you step, hold the handrail and mind your step…”
Why we know the airport so well? Touching ground at 01:30 am and scheduled to leave for Udaipur at 05:25 am, we had no choice but spend those wee hours there. Exhausting, but it got us to Udaipur straight away, especially since our little propeller plane left half an hour early. On this hour-long flight, some of us enjoyed the sunrise over southern Rajasthan filling even the plane with amazing colors, others slept.