New Delhi – 2001

I had a side-trip to New Delhi on one of my normal trips to our jobsite south of Mumbai. We have a large office there and it is my only trip ever – which is pretty unusual in my company. Had the standard stay in the guest house and they cooked dinner there for whoever was in town. Originally, I didn’t think I would get to the Taj Mahal as I had an early morning flight on Saturday – but did some rearranging of my return flight to get a mid-afternoon flight and one of the drivers was happy to make some extra money on a Saturday. It was 6 hours round-trip and needed to be back to the airport by 2pm. So we left at 6am which would give us 2 hours at the Taj. At 9am, we were still stuck in traffic so we had to go to plan B – sites in New Delhi.

  • Qutub Minar – tower 11th century defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom
  • Humayun’s tomb – a tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s first wife and was a early predecessor for the Taj Majal.
  • The Red Fort  – which served as the residence of the Mughal Emperors and was built in the 16th century.
The Red Fort (picture from internet)

(This was written during the Great Shutdown of 2020. My memory isn’t this good, used internet searches to fill in a lot of holes. If there’s huge fat foot below me, it not my fault – that an advertisement I can’t control).


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