DELHI

Nov 4th 2000

We arrived at 3am. The ride from the airport was amazing even at this time of night - cows wandering in the middle of the road, working camels and busy road works, noisy brightly decorated lorries. It was most exciting, but it was nothing compared to Old Delhi which we visited later in the day. Old Delhi really has to be seen to be believed. The noise and the milling crowds are overpowering. It seems as if the whole population of Delhi is out on the streets. Here are a few pictures.

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Old Delhi street scenes

Noise, bustle, colour, smells, animals, people, rickshaws, bikes, taxis, beggars, touts, dirt, rubbish and heat. Wonderful!


Tim and John outside the Lahore Gate of the Red Fort

and walking through Chatta Chowk

Diwan-I-Am

The Hall of Public Audiences


Jami Masjid, the Friday Mosque

its court can hold 25,000 people

Looking east towards the Red Fort

and towards the Muslim approach to the Mosque


Raj Ghat - a simple square of black marble marks the spot where Ghandi was cremated in 1947. The flame from his pyre still burns.


India Gate, with snake charmer

and the gates of the President's Palace


Humayun's tomb, 16th century

and Qutab Minar, started 1193

 We had three fascinating days in Delhi, before flying to Jaisalmer.

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