Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Touring - Delhi

Following the workshop my wife and I (and some friends) spent a bit of time touring in India, visiting sites in Delhi and traveling to Agra and Jaipur. I need to be clear that we were tourists, with a limited amount of time to see a huge and diverse country. I wish we had more time and had an opportunity to see some of the "real" India rather than just the tourist India.

That said, we had a fantastic time in a wonderful country, with a long history.

Delhi: We visited the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Delhi. There were hundreds of prayer rugs set out of worshipers use later in the day. We stopped by the India Gate (at my request). My father spent time in India in World War II and mentioned the India Gate to me in some of our talks about his travels. So, this was something I wanted to see first hand. We visited the tomb/memorial of Gandhi, a very peaceful place in busy,, noisy Delhi. We also visited the Qutab Complex (along with, as it turns out) a huge number of school kids, who were quite excited to see us!!

Agra and Jaipur in another post....

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