This past December on our trip to India, to attend my cousin's wedding along with my entire family, we decided to go visit some other cities in India besides Mumbai.
My sister in law made the arrangements through a tour company and we started our 5 day trip to go visit the many sites on "The Golden Triangle Tour".
We started our tour in Delhi, where we visited Jama Masjid and Humayun's Tomb.
We also drove by the Red Fort and other important political sites.
We were assigned a van all to our selves with a driver who drove us from city to city where a tour guide would meet us for the day.
Our next stop was Fatehpur Sikhri and Agra to go see the Taj Mahal.
On our way there, we took a detour to stop for a bit in the town of Mathura where Lord Krishna was born.
We visited the local temple there and even tasted some of the world famous Mathura pedas.
After seeing the magnificent Taj Mahal, we drove to Jaipur where we saw some amazing places, forts, palaces, etc and even took an elephant ride. More on that later...
We then drove back to Delhi to catch our flight back to Mumbai.
Our trip to India was INCREDIBLE but as mentioned in earlier posts, quite draining.
Eight months later, I am finally ready to share more on our trip.
I have so much more to share and Inshallah (God Wiling), I'll be sharing the many images, impressions and experiences in due time.
For now, let me begin by sharing the beginning of our trip at Delhi Airport...
|Delhi Airport is beautiful.|
There are many diverse works of art throughout the airport.
Check out this wall of sculptors with various yoga hand postures.
|Here is painted mural in the baggage claim area. Isn't that just beautiful?|
|Another public restroom at Delhi Airport.|
There are two types of toilets in India and most parts of the third world.
They are the "Desi" toilet and the "English" toilet.
The "Desi" toilet is essentially a hole in the ground with a normal flush system.
The water tank usually sits higher up on the wall but in this case is built into the wall.
This is an extremely CLEAN and NICE desi toilet.
They are usually not this nice and clean.
|Check out the hand held bidet.|
99.9% of Indians don't use toilet paper.
They consider it yucky since it doesn't completely clean as well as water does.
|Here is Aly with all of our garlands and a cup of coffee.|
|Here we are on the van off to go check into our hotel.|
More to come...
Love and Light,
From one sufi to another,