Sunday, April 12, 2009

My Pictures of Delhi Part-1

Weekend was good. Its was restful... Spend my two days off from the battle field discovering myself. Come on.. i mean Discovering my inner self.. Not discovering myself... You know.. I did some shopping.. may be this was the second time i went out for shopping since i got here..Am a total anti-shopper..

Enough of all these craps.. Today I'll share some pictures of historic and cultural attractions that i took while exploring this fascinating city called Delhi... Scroll down to enjoy it!



This is Lotus Temple or Bahá'í House of Worship. This temple serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent.



So sorry the pictures are not that clear.. This proves that i have no talent in taking pictures.



Rajghat: The Memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. This is the ultimate place to pay your respect to the great Mahatma Gandhi


Rajghat: The black marble platform marks the spot of Gandhi's cremation on 31 January, 1948. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end.



Red Fort: The entrance of Red Fort or Lal Qil'ah. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 A.D, the Red FOrt is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.


View of Red Fort: The Moment i saw the Fort, i felt as if i was transported to medieval India. This fort is among one of the most amazing historic attractions i have even seen in my life.



Red Fort: View from the Road


Jantar Mantar: Built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, during the min 17th century, Jantar Mantar consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments and was used to observe and predict the movements of the sun, moon and planet.




View of Jantar Mantar from the top of one of the pillars which were once an instrument. Did i tell you that this placed was packed with hookers.. (just for the record)



Las but not the least, this is India Gate. One of the largest war memorials in India, this magnificent landmark was built in honor of the members of the erstwhile British Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for the Indian Empire in World War I and the Afghan Wars.


After India's independence, India Gate became the site of the Indian Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, known as the Amar Jawan Jyoti.


Guys that's all for today... But i promise I'll publish more picture in y the Part 2. You heard it right. I have decided to post pictures of my trip once in a week under the title 'My Pictures of Delhi'..

47 comments:

  1. Thanks for the INCREDIBLE FIELD TRIP!!

    I just voted for you. p.s.

    totally totally cool.

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  2. I SO enjoy experiencing India vicariously thru your picture tours. The pics are actually quite good. And Mahatma is among my all time favorite 20th century spiritualists.

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  3. Great going A.K....there is still so much more to be explored in 'Dilli'...Do lemme know about your experiences of visiting the Old Delhi...

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  4. Hey ! Those were great. Hope you enjoying your stay in the city. And being a delhite, I would say I LOVE DELHI and feel lucky to be a resident of the city...

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  5. Love the pictures.. Waiting for part 2

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  6. I have been to India once and i miss India so much after seeing this pictures. Red Fort is one of my favorite ancient historic attractions in the world

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  7. Great Pictures. Wish i could travel and work like you. A.K you are very lucky to be blessed with these life... Eagerly waiting for part 2...

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  8. These are some really amazing pictures.. Love em!

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  9. I envy you so much.. Wish i could travel like you! Love the pictures

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  10. Amazing pictures. When are you posting Part 2

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  11. Great Pictures.. Very informative. Thanks for the trip to ancient India

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  12. Love the pictures...

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  13. Hi,
    These pictures are amazing. I would like to ask whether you would be interested to insert some links of our website in your blog. Our website is an online travel booking site. I would also like to know what will be the charges.

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  14. Amazing pictures. I have always dream of traveling to India

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  15. Love your travel stories and pictures,

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  16. Great Blog You have here. Enjoyed your pictures

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  17. I added a link to this post in my weekly collection of My Town Monday bloggers.

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  18. Thanks Marvin.. I though that these pictures sucks.. You know am not an artistic guys.. Am very random..

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  19. in the Process... you don't have to wish.. Just do it.. Traveling is not that expensive....

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  20. Its not that expensive but at with eh current situation.. i guess it will be very difficult for me to travel.. Anyway i'll follow your trip through your blog!

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  21. I understand what you mean.. Even me this was my first vacation in two years... Lucky for me that i ended up here working..

    I'll definitely share my travel with you..

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  22. Tar Balck Night, Red Fort also happens to be one of my favorite attractions. Its so old, magnificent and out of the world

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  23. Dude did you visit Qutab Minar.. Its also so amazing...

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  24. Dude when is your part 2 coming up....

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  25. Hi AK,
    even me am planning to visit India... Can you give some information about the lodging, eating out shopping and so on.. Is India expensive or budget friendly!

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  26. Tar Black Night, I have been to Qutab Minar.. ITs great.. I'll post those pictures in Part 2

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  27. Celebrity Gossips am not sure when mPart 2 will come.. Can't promise an exact date. But you will see it very soon... LOL

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  28. Travel News, India is a very cheap place to visit.. Hotel rooms cost somewhat around$20 a night. I mean if you stay in one of those 2 stars hotels,.. Eating out is cheap... Over all India is one of the cheapest place you can visit..

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  29. Thanks for the information! Let's hope that i don't miss out this year

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  30. I Hope you are going to post very soon... LOL

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  31. jantar mantar looks cool.

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  32. LOVE the architecture shots!! Keep em' coming...

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  33. Love the discovery joke.) Happy day.

    Selchie.)

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  34. Wow, lovely place. I think it is very cool that Jantar Mantar is astronomical instruments.

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  35. I'm here from Life with Tassies blog. I love your pictures and your blog was quite interesting!

    I'm glad your a traveler and I can see the world from your eyes==because I wont fly so I wont see much!

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  36. Absolutely stunning. I'd love to get to India someday!

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  37. I'm enjoying the trip, A.K. Will be watching for part 2.

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  38. Wonderful pictures! There are some truly amazing buildings there!

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  39. Jantar Mantar truly is stunning. Will post more pictures on Part two...

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  40. AK have you been to Humayan Tomb in NEw Delhi.. I love that place.. Its so enchanting.. You have to visit while you are there..

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  41. I have been there.. Will post those pictures in Part 2... BTW, Part 2 will be coming very soon...

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  42. lotus temple looks awesome...

    thanks for the pics...:)

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  43. Wonderful, wonderful. How have you been? I thought you might like my latest post on a beautiful place in Kerala. You've been?

    http://www.everydaygyaan.com/2009/04/ashtamudi-what-feeling.html

    Take care

    Corinne

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  44. Excellent pictures. I have never been there, but these pictures make me want to go. Beautiful.

    Helen Ginger
    http://straightfromhel.blogspot.com

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  45. Corinne i haven't been to kerela.. But i will surely visit before i head home

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  46. Helen India truly is an amazing place, though i have been to only around three cities

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  47. wow..look at the comment..
    Go way to good..
    keep posting..

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