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Old March 8th, 2011, 09:59 AM   #261
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Interesting and very nice photos from Delhi once more...
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LOTUS TEMPLE

The Baha'i House of Worship, is popularly called the Lotus Temple because of the arresting shape of its unfurling 27-petalled white marble roof. The edifice, circled by nine pools and 92 hectares of green manicured lawns, is one of Delhi's most innovative modern structures.

Construction began in 1980 and was completed in 1986. Inside, the lofty auditorium can seat 1,300 and all are welcome to meditate there and attend the daily 15-minute services.









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NATIONAL MUSEUM

Five millennia of Indian history can be explored at the National Museum, with a collection of more than 200,000 pieces of Indian art.






A mosque near Humayun's Tomb

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India is an emerging global economic giant, but over-population is still taking its toll. Homeless folks call the city's streets their home.







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Once again interesting and nice photos from Delhi
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AGRA

Agra was the imperial Mughal capital during the 16th and 17th centuries. It was from here that Akbar, Jahangir and Shah jahan governed their vast empire.

I travelled from Delhi to Agra by train for a day tour of the city's most popular attraction, the world-famous Taj Mahal.

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I had lunch at this very good Indian restaurant




This costumed man, playing a traditional Indian musical instrument, greets arriving guests, like us.

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TAJ MAHAL COMPLEX

The way to the complex is through this narrow alley flanked by souvenir shops on both sides. Multiple queues, that seem to stretch for eternity, of locals and tourists trying to get inside was chaotic.




The gateway to the complex, is an attraction itself



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Interesting and very nice shots once again
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WOW! Taj Mahal!
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wow... that feeling of slowly walking through the main gate and seeing the taj appear must be... i don't know, words cannot describe i'm guessing!
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wow... that feeling of slowly walking through the main gate and seeing the taj appear must be... i don't know, words cannot describe i'm guessing!
It was a dream come true for me as well. I have been longing to see this world icon ever since.
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