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Sights of India

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Even though this 2.5 week trip was mainly for family visits & Poli sorting out issues, we still did get to see quite a few sights. Just enough not to feel cheated and enough to make me want to come back.

We went ot the Golden Tempel in Amritsa





Some people take a dip in the pool or take water home, since some claim they got healed with the water


If you donate enough (nicely receipted) you can get a commemorative plaque in white marble


Where ever a Guru rested or something historical happened there is a commemorative plaque with information



Near the Golden Temple complex is another historical place, where the British slaughtered lots of Indians. The bullet holes in the buildings can still be seen


and even the bushes commemorate the place


The old Mangat Family House, where Poli actually was born, since his family was on home leave that time is probably about 200 years old



Chandigarh is a totally planned city with straight roads and every sector has it's own shopping center, hospitals, schools & parks.


We stayed in the government guesthouse walking distance to the lake. Which has beautiful walking paths, jogging paths and all kinds of recreational things, including soft soothing piped music along the paths on Sunday morning.





Then we went to a nearby HIllstation and admired the Pinjore Gardens, which slope down the hill in 7 terazzes and their beginnings date back to the Moguls times



Then we drove further up, took a cable car & had lunch in the beautiful mountain restaurant Timber Trail at about 5000ft

When we got back to Delhi we drove all the way to Agra on a beautiful new Higway to go see the Taj Mahal

Thank God we didn;t have to queue with the locals. AS foreigners you pay more, but you also have a special queue

First view of the Taj Mahal from the entry portal



The next day we did a bit of sight seeing, but since we realized some of Poli's friends from US were also in Delhi we cut some of the sight seeing short & visited with them instead.



each pillar was carved in a different design



Later we drove by the Prime Ministers Mansion


India Gate


and Parliament


Due to Diwali the Smog was thicker than usual and all kind of disappeared in foglike clouds.

But still it was an amazing experience & I would love to go back & explore that country more
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WILD_LILY 11/17/2013 3:45AM

    Love the pictures!


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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/15/2013 2:13PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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IGSBETH 11/10/2013 9:50PM

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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DDOORN 11/10/2013 4:24PM

    Such beautiful pics! Thx so much for sharing and leading us on some armchair travel through territory I doubt I will ever see in person.

Don

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SHERIO5 11/10/2013 2:14PM

    Awesome!

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KRICKET4 11/10/2013 12:34PM

    What a wonderful trip, Steffi. Always so interesting to see and experience new places. Thanks for taking us along.

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LOVESLIFE48 11/10/2013 9:54AM

    amazing!!!

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JACKIE542 11/10/2013 9:54AM

    Thank you so amazing, loved the pictures and info! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 11/10/2013 9:47AM

    Wow!!

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SEABREEZE64 11/10/2013 6:40AM

    Looks like you were able to see so many great sites. What an amazing country. Hope all is well with you.

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HUNTETOWN 11/10/2013 5:56AM

    Amazing, glad you had such a great time!

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JUNEPA 11/10/2013 5:10AM

    I enjoyed your interesting blog and beautiful photos very much !!
Hope you will go back and explore more, it is nice you have a native guide

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WRITINGRUNNER 11/10/2013 4:30AM

    Looks like you got to see loads!

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