Walk on Delhi
• Walk on the Delhi
The final part of the story about the first meeting with the amazing India. Today pictures without a theme, taken during a one-day walks in Delhi.
After a morning inspection of the world's tallest brick minaret, I went to the Gateway of India, where a walk along the boulevard Rajpath:
India Gate - a monument in memory of the Indian soldiers who died in the Anglo-Afghan wars and during the First World War. Erected in 1931. At the foot of the arch burns the eternal flame, and at the very arch cut more than 90,000 names of soldiers:
Seller of cotton candy on the boulevard Rajpath:
The Presidential Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan) - the official residence of the President in New Delhi.
After construction in the late 1920s, Rashtrapati Bhavan became the residence of the Viceroy of India, and since 1950 - President of the Republic. So far, the presidential palace in New Delhi remains the world's largest residence of the head of state:
Next to the Presidential Palace Located two twin building - the Secretariat, where the offices of the Government of India:
The complex of government buildings offer a good view of the boulevard:
The Government Quarter by:
Because cricket, I stayed at the Gateway of India for longer than planned, so IBSU quick tuk-tuk ride from the hotel to be discharged:
quickly packed his bags, passed the room and dined in the restaurant on the rooftop:
Then the continued introduction of the capital, a walk along the Main Bazaar area:
Probably no traveler in New Delhi, will not pass the Main Bazaar. This narrow, dirty street, which in Delhi more than a dozen, became famous thanks to its strategic location near the railway station, where trains carry about people across the country:
Thousands of people scurrying back and forth as in an anthill. Others simply sleep on the floor, having spread the newspaper or sit motionless, with an air of indifference, hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops and numerous trays of fancy donuts and pies:
By speeding tuk-tuks:
A sudden gust rain gives the coveted cool:
are rushing on, next stop is Red Fort:
Member of traffic:
Red Fort (Lal Kila) - historical citadel in Delhi Mughal era. It was founded in 1639. Shah Jahan, who moved here from the state capital of Agra:
It's Sunday, so Chandni Chowk, the biggest market in Delhi and one of the most important in India, where you can buy without any exaggeration whatever overcrowded:
Hundreds of rickshaws waiting for their customers:
Street food at the gate of the mosque Jama Masjid:
Jama Masjid - the main mosque of Old Delhi. The largest mosque in India, built in 1656. Courtyard can take as many as twenty-five thousand worshipers. The main relic of the mosque is considered to be a copy of the Qur'an written on deer skin. Unfortunately, I was the mosque just before evening prayer, during which non-Muslims are not allowed entry to the inside:
In fact, Chandni Chowk - a whole quarter turned into a market, no free patch of land. Everywhere there is a trade:
In large boilers shkvorchit food:
It was getting dark, my powers were on the wane, and I tried in vain to find a way out of this "shopping maze":
Soon I was able to get on the road, next to the kamimi some slums, but where it was possible to hope to catch a taxi or tuk-tuk:
An interesting architecture, lots of outdoor terraces :)
The hotel, after things returned shambles. Extremely busy day in Delhi, held in the heat of over 40 degrees left me completely exhausted.
My only wish was to get to the airport quickly and fall into a chair aircraft. I even went to the airport two hours earlier, what happened to me the first time.
Despite the fact that in India I spent only two days, and Delhi so badly groomed me, I really liked this incredible country.