24 October 2009

New Delhi

Although our hotel is in Old Delhi the centre of New Delhi is only a few minutes away on the tube. New Delhi is a little less cramped and and chaotic than where we are staying. We've even managed to find some nice (but very expensive) bars and restaurants in the area around Connaught Place where we managed to win some napkin holders in a jigsaw competition!!!

New Delhi also has a few sites worth a visit. Our particular favorite was a Mughal funery complex known as Humayun's Tomb. It was a little bit like the Taj Mahal but in red.

We also visited the Gandhi Smriti which is the former home of the Mahatma Gandhi and also where he was assassinated on the 30th January 1948.

It's quite a poignant spot with Gandhi's last footsteps marked on the path ending at the Martyr's column, the spot where he died.

We also paid a visit to India Gate which commemorates the 90,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the 1st World War.

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