Friday, 19 December 2014

India - Day 2: India Gate and CP

After going a bit crazy with the photos on Day 1, Day 2 was more restrained. To combat the extreme heat, we spend most of the morning looking for a loose pair of trousers for me (photos of said trousers later). We also went to see India Gate, walked down Janpath and up to Connaught Place again. In theory, there's a beautiful view down Rajpath, along the 1km or so between India Gate and the Vijay Chowk, where the parliamentary buildings are. Sadly, it was so smoggy that when we were about half way between the two, you couldn't see either either monument. Connaught place has the larges Indian flag in the world, which was fluttering proudly.

We spent the afternoon at Akshardham, a brand new Hindu temple complex in Delhi. It's an absolutely beautiful building, all made of hand-carved sandstone and marble, and set in stunning grounds. Being a temple of course meant no cameras, but it was really nice to just wander around peacefully (albeit sticking out like a sore thumb and being stared, pointed and waved at by groups of school children) without the distractions. For those interested, look here:

On duty at India Gate
I wish I had a hat this fabulous
Shrine to Ganesha and Lakshmi
The biggest Indian flag in the world. It was pretty damn big. 

The next set of photos will be Jaipur, so stay posted...

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