Sights, Sounds & Smells
Day 2 Delhi, India. 93 degrees, slight breeze and a millennium of India history. Our tour guide Koldeep Singh with his Masters in Medieval History filled in the sights, sounds and smells with a wonderful backdrop of India history. We started our historical journey at Red Fort followed by a rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk Bazaar, the oldest bazaar in Delhi. Next was a visit to the largest Mosque in Delhi, Jama Masjid. A contemplative space that also offered a wonderful birds eye view of Delhi from atop of one of its Minarets. Mahatma Gandhi’s museum was a change of pace, then lunch. Lunch was a typical curry, rice, vegi, nan affair complete with a side of spicy relishes to add at ones discretion. Jet lag, full stomacs and the 90 + tempratures challenged our reserve but we finished up the sights with a visit to Qutab Minar. This is a place worth Googling! We could not end the day without some shopping so the group stopped at craft center a Government supported shop featuring Kashmir goods. Back to the Hotel for a 45 minute break and then dinner with the man who is responsible for our logistics in Delhi Mr Varinder Singh.