People arriving on flights to Delhi may want to visit one of the city’s newest establishments to plan the rest of their trip around India.
People who pay a visit to the establishment in Hauz Khas Village are encouraged to post details of their most recent and forthcoming trips on a notice board in the cafe.
Owner Ajay Jain, a travel writer and photographer, explained that he has an unusual business model for his coffee shop.
He told news agency IANS: “One does not have to pay for coffee, tea and the cookies […]. Payment is voluntary. People can drop their contribution in a drop box.”
Tourists visiting Delhi may find that other patrons at the cafe can offer them advice about the best places to visit both in the city and other parts of India.
Later this year, the Indian capital will become the centre of attention for the athletics world as it hosts the 2010 Commonwealth Games in October.
Written by Ruth Norris