Tuesday, February 3, 2015

#114 Old Delhi


"We begin discovering Delhi by visiting Old Delhi.  Even when Bombay and Madras were mere trading posts and Calcutta a village of mud huts Delhi had been the seat of an empire for 500 years.  Through the centuries, eight cities have been built on this site by Hindu, Mughal and British rulers—with each adding their own flavor.

In the old part of Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, a beautifully serene monument.  This is where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, and we will see an impressive shrine to India’s best-known statesman.  Next, after visiting the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, we take a short ride by rickshaw through the crowded lanes of the Chandni Chowk bazaar."

From OAT

Dhanyavaad for reading #114

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