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Fatehpur Sikri

I switched to a better hotel in Paharganj in the morning. Since I wanted to do a lot of sightseeing in just two days, I hired a taxi for the day for only $18 for 8 hours. First stop was Jama Masjid, a large mosque in Delhi. However I arrived just as prayers were beginning so I was not allowed inside. Instead I went to the nearby Red Fort. I was a bit disgusted by the fact that after you walk through the main gate you must walk through a long shopping mall to get to the monuments. This was another site that I think may have been okay to skip. Many of the structures closely resembled those elsewhere, but here they were roped off preventing access and in disrepair.

I then went to the Gandhi museum and kitty-corner to the site where Gandhi’s body was burned.

Clothes Gandhi died in
The museum was very good and had everything from his glasses, shoes, clothes he died in, teeth, dentures and a combination ear/toothpick (a bit gross actually). Outside was a model of the home he lived in.

I then went to Humayun’s Tomb (built in 1570) which is highly recommended as a great site in Delhi, but maybe I’ve just been to too many monuments because I really didn’t find it that great or unusual. I saw the Bahai temple very quickly then I headed over to the Tibet House museum where they store artifacts brought by the Dalai Lama during his flee from Tibet. My favorite artifact were trumpets made from large conch shells.

Last I went to the India Gate, president’s house, and parliament buildings. I tried sheep brains for supper which was actually really good and tasted like spicy crab cakes because of the onions and seasonings added. I used the metro which was very easy and clean to get back to my hotel. I made a wrong turn on the way back and finally just took a rickshaw back to my hotel.

ashleynpearson says:
Sounds interesting! I am going here in a few months...
Posted on: Feb 04, 2008
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Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri
Clothes Gandhi died in
Clothes Gandhi died in
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Window to tomb in Fathpur Sikri, …
An inlaid tomb in Fatehpur Sikri
An inlaid tomb in Fatehpur Sikri
Fathpur Sikri tomb
Fathpur Sikri tomb
Ruins at Fatehpur Sikri
Ruins at Fatehpur Sikri
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Gate at Fatehpur Sikri with eleph…
Fathpur Sikri gate
Fathpur Sikri gate
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Mmm...brains
Mmm...brains
Gandhis teeth, dentures, and toot…
Gandhi's teeth, dentures, and too…
Site of Gandhis funeral pyre-Rajg…
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