In March 2004 I made a business trip to India and managed to arrange a few days to see some of the key sites in new Delhi, Jaipur and Agra along with our good friends Jim and Emily.. This is now an opportunity to reprocess some of those old images shot on a Canon 10D camera and bring them into the light.
We drove from New Delhi to Jaipur and then to Agra and finally back to New Delhi completing a small triangle.
During a few days in New Delhi we managed to visit some of the old historical sites in the city.
The India Gate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the “ceremonial axis” of New Delhi, India, formerly called Kingsway.
During our stay we were lucky enough to stay at the well appointed Hyatt Hotel which provided a welcome relief from the noise, smells and dirt around the hectic city. It was always nice to return here for a cooling swim and a drink at the bar.
Walking the streets there were interesting shops selling textiles and handicrafts and there was always food being sold by vendors on the street side.
The Masjid e Jahan Numa, commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1650 and 1656 at a cost of one million rupees, and was inaugurated by Imam Syed Abdul Ghafoor Shah Bukhari from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan.
The Shahi Burj is a three-storey octagonal tower of the Red Fort in Delhi. The tower is located at the northeastern corner of the imperial enclosure.
We were recommended a good carpet dealer so spent some time looking at the beautiful and intricate designs but you really had to know what you were dealing with in terms of quality and of course pricing.
The Qila-i-Khuna Mosque is located within the Old Fort or Purana Quila and was built by the Sher Sha in 1541.
Purana Qila (Old Fort)
Purana Qila is one of the oldest forts in Delhi. The site has been continuously inhabited for 2,500 years and remains dating from the pre-Mauryan period have been found. The present citadel was begun in the time of Humayun and its construction continued under Sher Shah Suri.
At the end of a busy day sight seeing it was always a relief to reach the cool and calm of the hotel and enjoy a nice drink and some food at the restaurant.
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