Friday, 30 December 2011

Sights of Old Delhi

We visited three ancient sites during our tourist day in Old Delhi: the mosque Jama Masjid, Humayan’s Tomb, and the Red Fort.
Jama Masjid
Humayan’s Tomb - on which the Taj Mahal was modelled.
Detail of an Islamic text in Persian script.
Photography was not allowed inside the tomb.
The Red Fort
The grounds are paved with beautifully shaped areas cut out for planting.
Many parts are not really rooms - just covered areas.
Detail of a marble panel with stone inlay - very similar to those found in the Taj Mahal.
More areas of decorative arches - this time in sandstone.
There is a museum in the Red Fort with many interesting exhibits.
Persian tiles.
On the way back to our guest house we saw an elephant strolling slowly down the road.

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