A day in Delhi

Little girls at the Jama Masjid. Delhi, India
Throughout our journey, we have met hundreds of travelers, of those who've been to India, each has a different take.  We have heard everything from, "Magical." to "I.N.D.I.A. stands for I'd Never Do It Again".  We have finally arrived so we can start to form our own opinion. Jama Masjid. Delhi, India
 Jama Masjid. Delhi, India
Our India adventure starts in Delhi.  We thought it would be a good idea to arrange a guide for our first day in India to kind of ease into it.  This turned out to be a good idea, not because we wouldn't have been able to get from point a to point b, but to hear the guide's perspective on the cultural differences we were to expect and also to hear general information on India to get a good base of knowledge. Jama Masjid. Delhi, India
 Jama Masjid. Delhi, Inida
Our guide started with sharing some staggering statistics on India's population growth:   The net growth after deaths is about 16 million per year.  31 children are born every minute.  India's population should overtake China's within 10 years.  India has 42 cities with over a million people vs 9 in the USA.  Old Delhi, India
Wall in Old Delhi, India
It goes with out saying that humanity is everywhere in India.  Driving through Delhi is a basically a parking lot of cars, motorcycles, rickshaws, bicycles and the famous "holy cows."  The journey around the city was slow, but just looking out the window was revealing what an adventure the next month would be for Meggan and I. Old Delhi, India
Old Delhi, India
As far as sights, we didn't have time to see much in Delhi before our night train to Varanasi.  The highlight for us was cruising around the chaotic streets of Old Delhi in a rickshaw. New Delhi, India
New Delhi, India
We also saw a few mosques, government buildings and Mahatma Gandhi's mausoleum.  It was a great first day, we are anxious to experience the beautiful colors and the dynamic culture in our upcoming days in India. Gandhi's mausoleumNew Delhi, India

New Delhi, India

New Delhi, India 

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2 Responses to A day in Delhi

  1. Eburn says:

    Thanks for the pictures and the brief story. We are also planning to visit India, but have not yet (dared) to take the step……….
    How did you find the guide? Via the hotel or otherwise?

  2. Great pictures…………
    Really these all are very unique & beautiful pictures which are not easily found so please keep sharing such types of very interesting, beautiful, unique pictures regularly.