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Incredible India, Day2 – Sightseeing Delhi & enjoying the markets.

Posted on September 16th, 2013

[nggallery id=895]Today we had another exciting day checking out Delhis sights.  We started by visiting the site of the first mosque in India and the famous Qutub Minar, the tallest minort in India.

[singlepic id=4489 w=320 h=240 float=]Next we visited the famous India Gate, Indias national monument in New Delhi.  This is a memorial that commemorates the thousands of soldiers which died in the various wars India has been involved in.  The main road that goes through the India Gate has a mix of pools and gardens bordering both sides & goes right  to the Parliment buildings about 4 1/2 km away. 

[singlepic id=4491 w=320 h=240 float=]After visiting the India Gate  it was time for lunch and we stopped at the Forte Grand restaurant where again we enjoyed traditional Indian food. 

[nggallery id=898]From there we visited the Laxmi Narayan temple which is spread over 7.5 acres, is adorned with many shrines, fountains, and a large garden, and also houses Geeta Bhawan for discources.  After the temple we visited the Dilli Haat open air market.  The uniqueness of this market is that artisans from all over India display their crafts here ranging from rosewood and sandlewood carvings, embelished camel hide footware, sophisticated textiles, gems, beads, brasswar, metalcrafts to silk & wool fabrics.  In addtion there is a myriad of uniqe art pieces from all over India.  

 When you travel to India you can’t help but appreciate how much it has to offer.  Even though this is my 3rd trip, I’m still amazed to discover so many different aspects of this country.  It is definitely an amazing mixture of culture, cuisine and very friendly people.  Tomorrow morning we leave early and catch our plane to Dharamasala in the Kangra Valley, Himachel Pradesh. The flight will be about 1 1/2 hrs., than a short drive to the Taragarh Palace, our headquarters for our rainbow and trout fishing part of our trip.  The weather looks like it will be in the 30C range and all three of us are looking foward to catching those beautiful trout from the pristine, Uhl River.

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