New Delhi

In a couple of days we reach our 3rd destination: New Delhi. We settle in The Imperial Hotel- chosen as the best luxury hotel in India/World Luxury Hotel Award 2010… “luxurious” is an understatement.

We head for breakfast.

The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā, commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and completed in the year 1656 AD, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, the Chawri Bazar Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We decide to tour the city on a rickshaw and that was quite the adventure!

Fresh veggies… (The red carrots were an exquisite treat!)

Humayun’s Tomb- designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect- embraces the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun, which houses the graves of his wife, Hamida Begum, and also Dara Shikoh, son of the later Emperor Shah Jahan, as well as numerous other subsequent Mughals.

Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Gandhi’s cremation on 31 January 1948. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end… The flame has been burning for 63 years now.

A school trip in honour of Ghandi-ji!

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~ by Disturbed Stranger on March 1, 2011.