Sights, Sounds & Smells

March 22, 2013

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group at Humayun’s Tomb

The women at Jam Masjid …note cover-ups

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  1. Avatar bearlyreal says:

    Hi Lorenzo and gang, I dreamed all my life of going to India. 4-point didn’t exist when I was at Gould and Lorenzo was a brand-new faculty member, but I would have loved this trip! You are so lucky! I got to live in Southern India from Oct 2010 to Apr 2011 and have been back once since. An exquisite experience! ENJOY! Beth deFrees (class of 1980)

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