Wednesday, February 4, 2015

#115 New Delhi


Highlights of New Delhi.

"The British laid out the broad, tree-lined avenues and neat street grid of New Delhi (in contrast to the narrow alleyways of the old part of the city).  Our explorations begin by visiting Qutab Minar, a spectacular example of Indo-Islamic architecture topped by a 234-foot-high tower.  Begun in the twelfth century, this is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and the symbol of New Delhi.

Our tour of the former “Imperial City” continues which serves as the center of government for the world’s largest democracy.  We’ll see the buildings of India’s Parliament and (from the outside) the residence of India’s President, a Gate, where a popular park surrounds a memorial to Indian soldiers who served Great Britain in World War I and Britain’s 19th-century war in Afghanistan."

From OAT

Dhanyavaad for reading #115 of 7777.

No comments:

Post a Comment