Day 3 20 April

Cars 3    Hotels 1    Flights 1: total flying hours 8.5    Rickshaws 2


Tour of Old and New Delhi, visiting the Red Fort, Jama Masjid-the country’s largest mosque, Raj Ghat-the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib- Delhi’s largest Sikh temple and Humayun’s Tomb.  I also visited Chandni Chowk bazaar on a Rickshaw, hanging on to filthy rails as we bumped and zigzagged our way through the lanes,  these motorised little carts are used by locals to get around the narrow lanes to do their shopping.

I have to mention the kitchens which are below the Sikh temple, where every day volunteers prepare lunch, which is free to all. Despite the intense heat, huge aromatic pots of food are stirred over gas fires, hundreds of flat breads are  made and paneer is chopped up. A different meal is prepared every day, when and I walked outside people were already queueing for the food.

 

2 thoughts on “Day 3 20 April

  1. Erol April 24, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    I think I saw a programme with Rick Stein about the kitchen beneath the temple. Very interesting. Did you try any of the food?

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  2. susiebee05 April 25, 2016 / 1:22 am

    no, there wasn’t an opportunity to, I probably could have gone back after my tour and queued up to have the food. My guide told me that it isn’t only poor people who come here to eat, no one is refused and they can eat as much as they want. I was really impressed particularly as it was 40 outside, so was even hotter with the heat of the cooking plates and burners, and everyone has to keep their heads covered.

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