Incredible India-Day 1, sightseeing Delhi.

Posted on September 15th, 2013

[nggallery id=891]This was my first day in Delhi, India, having arrived late last night.  This morning I met up with my friends Carl Steiss & Francine at the Hyatt Regency, Delhi and we were off to check-out some of sites in Delhi.  We started by visiting Jama Masjid which is the largest mosque in India built in 1658.  From there we enjoyed a rikshaw ride through some of the main streets in Old Delhi. 

[nggallery id=892]Next we visited Raj Ghat a memorial toMahatma Gandhi. Originally it was the name of a historic ghat of Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) on the banks of Yamuna River. Close to it, and east of Daryaganj was “Raj Ghat Gate” of the walled city, opening at Raj Ghat on Yamuna River. Later the memorial area was also called Raj ghat. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation, on 31 January 1948, a day after his assassination.

[nggallery id=893]After visiting the two sites we enjoyed a delicious Indian lunch and than it was off to one of the famous markets where Francine had fun looking at all the great bargains and variety of goods, & also checking out the selection of hooks and nets.

[nggallery id=894]For dinner we enjoyed fresh fish Indian style at Chic Fish, one of Delhis top fish eatery!

Tomorrow  we will visit the Qutub Minar, tallest Minaret in India and than off to another large market before we fly north to our fishing grounds.

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