Remember the last post on Haridwar? If not then see here.
Well today I am going to show you some photographs captured in Delhi during the same tour.
It was the 1st of November, 2015. We reached Delhi at about two o’clock in the afternoon, our train being late by two hours. We had some food and went to the Red Fort to catch the ‘Light and Sound show’ which gives a glimpse of history from the time of the Pandavas to the British Raj.
After this, we went to the legendary KARIM’S restaurant near Jama Masjid. It is a very old eatery established in 1913. They have their own website now. View it here. The food was delicious. Below you can see some chicken dish (forgot the name :p), Mutton Seekh Kebab and the interior of KARIM’S.
We boarded the train to Haridwar that night and bade farewell to Delhi for a few days. We came back on the 4th at 11:00 PM. Below is the New Delhi railway station.
The next morning (5th November) we started our Delhi sight seeing. The Red Fort was the first stop.
Inside the fort is a huge area consisting of various buildings from the Mughal era to modern age. It was constructed by Shah Jahan in the 17th century housing the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years. Now, the Red Fort is one of the major tourist attractions in Delhi. Below you can see some buildings inside the fort.
Next stop: Purana Qila. It is one of the oldest forts in Delhi built by Sher Shah.
Humayun’s Tomb was the next stop. It bears many resemblance to Taj Mahal. I had not even heard of it before. But when I viewed it, I was stunned. It was beautiful. See for yourself.
It was time for lunch. ‘New Red Onion’ is a very good restaurant. It’s tandoor platter is to die for (literally). Have a look.
After lunch we visited Qutub Minar. It is the tallest brick minar in the world. Qutub-ud-din Aibak started the construction. It was finished by Iltutmish.
Our last stop of the day was India Gate. It is a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.
The next day we travelled in Delhi Metro. The whole metro network system in Delhi is amazing. The stations are huge and spacious. Train timings are very good. The service is excellent.
We visited only some places that day. Among them was Jantar Mantar, Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Lotus Temple and Swaminarayan Akshardham.
Jantar Mantar, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, was built to predict the time and movements of the sun, moon and planets.
Lotus Temple is a Bahai House of Worship which has become a prominent attraction in Delhi. It is notable for its flower like shape.
Swaminarayan Akshardham is a Hindu mandir which attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists who visit Delhi. It is built after Swaminarayan Akshardham in Gandhinagar. Security is very tight here, no electronic devices are allowed inside. So I could not take any photograph of this place.
We went to Agra on the 7th and came back to Delhi on 9th. We had our lunch in Kake-da Hotel which is a famous eatery in Connaught Place and visited Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India.
The last day of our Delhi tour was spent largely in a relative’s place. And this concluded our tour. We came back to Kolkata on 11th November, 2015.
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