The whole day was taken up by a coach tour of both Old and New Delhi. There was no sign of the monsoon rain we were warned about last week. Instead it was hot and sunny. Road traffic was dense and noisy because of drivers’ incessant use of the horn. There was remarkably little pollution due to extensive use of gas cylinder powered vehicles. The town was clear bright and vibrant.
Old Delhi is particularly lively with street vendors boiling up food to sell to passersby.
Site seeing began with a visit to the Jami Masjid, the largest Mosque in India built by Shah Jahan, the Gandi; Memorial Park where the body of Mahatma was cremated; Humayan’s Tomb, the inspiration for The Taj Mahal and the Qtub Minar, built to announce the advent of the Islam Muslims.