Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thursday, March 19 in New Delhi

A driver and guide from Cal India tours picked us up at the New Delhi International airport. They welcomed us with marigold garlands and Kingfisher beers in the car.

Our first stop was a visit to the "Qutub Minar," the world's tallest brick minaret completed in 1386. The ruins and pillars made for some great "snaps."

Next we visited the Lotus Temple of the Bahai faith, a relatively new addition to New Delhi.

Our most noteworthy stop was at the "Jama Masjid" mosque, the largest mosque in India. Great photo shots abounded here with people, minarets, children, etc.

Our last stop for the day was a walk up to the "India Gate," built in 1921 to honor the fallen Indian soliders from WWI. Later in 1971, an eternal flame was lit in memory of unknown soliders who died in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war.

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