After visiting Bangalore and Ballupet in Southern India, we flew to New Delhi in Northern India. We arrived after dark, so I really couldn't see much, but thought it seemed "foggy". In the morning, out of my hotel window, I realized it was smog. From Delhi we took a train to Agra, where the Taj Mahal is.
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#1 The morning smog out of my hotel window in Delhi. It lifted as the day progressed, and we eventually could tell it was sunny.
#2 I'd heard that Delhi was pretty progressive from my new Indian friend, Anuba, who lives there. This gigantic paper mache elephant was in the lobby of the hotel, with a sign next to it in support of diversity and inclusivity. They called the elephant, Elphie.
#3 Our doorman at the Lalit Hotel in New Delhi...fabulous hotel BTW.
#4 The Qutb complex in Delhi is a collection of monuments and buildings from the Delhi Sultanate at Mehrauli in Delhi in India.
#5 More of the Qutb complex.
#6 Bicycle Rickshaw ride around Old Delhi.
#7 Farmer's market in Old Delhi.
#8 Selling Peacock feathers in Old Delhi.
#9 Electrician's nightmare in Old Delhi.
#10 My smallest lunch on the trip...in Delhi...lamb shish kabobs...YUM!
#11 Travel mates Kokila & Cynthia in a typical bookstore in New Delhi.
#12 Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is the oldest and best-known Jain temple in Delhi.
#13 Mosque in New Delhi.
#14 Public water drinking containers on the street in Delhi.
#15 Monkeys on rooftops in Old Delhi. They were everywhere...so cool!
#16 Taxi in Delhi...driver in front...three people in back.
#17 Train from Delhi to Agra where the Taj Mahal is.
#18 View from my hotel window in Agra.
#19 First stop in Agra, the Taj Mahal.
#20 Yep, that's me Mom!
#25 Mosque on the left side of the Taj Mahal, Jawab masjid. An exact replica is on the right side, which was guest house.
#26 Dinner at hotel in Agra called the "King's Feast". Various meats, lamb & chicken, in various curries and gravy's, lentils, yogurt, naan...unbelievable!
#27 Sitar player in Agra.