India Gate and Humayun's Tomb

We visited the India Gate on our way to the Red Fort as it is quite close to our hotel. India Gate is at one end of Rajpath (King's Way) and the residence of the President of India is at the other. Halfway along Rajpath it is bisected by Janpath (People's Way). Our hotel was 2 blocks up Janpath. I also revisited the area every morning when I got up early for "photo" walks.

Humayun's Tomb was our last stop of the day.

Scenes along Rajpath
India Gate, memorial to Indian dead in WWI and Afghan Wars of 1919
President's Residence at the opposite end of Rajpath
Lakes along Rajpath used for morning baths by park dwellers

Scenes along Janpath
Many rickshaw drivers live in the parks at Janpath and Rajpath
Start of the day's business
India is cricket crazy. The game was being played everywhere.

Rickshaw community waking up.
Quiet Janpath before the start of the day's traffic.

After India Gate, we were off to Red Fort, seat of the British Raj until 1947.

Humayun's Tomb

The Tomb is a World Heritage Site and quite impressive serving as the precursor to the Taj Mahal.  By now, though, the heat has proceeded briskly past merely interesting to the point of demanding our full attention.  It was well past 110 degrees and we had each chugged 5 large bottles of water.  Neil bought "Your Favorite Umbrella" (actual name) so, at least, had some shade.  As with the other tourist stops, the heat kept the crowds away.  This must be the place where the term "But mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun" gets its full meaning - the natives were happily staying in the shade watching us from afar.

Entrance to Tomb

Entrance to the Tomb
Enthusiastic American tourist

Older adjacent tomb
Window detail at Humayun's Tomb

This was our last organized stop in Delhi. The following two days would be free days - off on our own.

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