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'..