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Last Day in New Delhi

Hi Everyone,

Final day here in New Delhi, but I’m not ready to leave yet. There is still so much we have not seen but it’s time we move on there are many more places and things to see. However we still have a full day left and we’re going to make the most of it. First off today we’re going to visit Laxminarayan Temple which was built by the Birla family in 1938. The temple complex is where the father of India, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in 1948. From there we’re going to the Humayun's Tomb which was built nine years after he was murdered by his wife Haji Begum. After its completion in 1565, it is said that all later Mughal monuments, including the Taj Mahal, followed its design. After we finish at the tomb we are going to visit the Red Fort in Old Delhi, the decision to construct the fort was made in 1639, when Shahjahan decided to move the capital to Delhi. It is the seventh fort built in within an eight year period. Finally before we leave Delhi, we are going to see the Lotus Temple, something I’ve wanted to see for a while. The Lotus Temple is also named Bahá'í House of Worship. The Temple was completed in 1968 and serves as the central place of worship. It has also won many structural awards, the most recent being in 2000 when the GlobArt Academy in Vienna presented its "GlobArt Academy 2000" award to the architect of the Lotus Temple, Fariborz Sahba.
Well that’s all from me, hope to hear from you guys soon


Laminarayan Temple
humayun.jpgHumayun's Tomb
Lotus Temple

Posted by india2010 17:10

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