Thursday, December 15, 2011

On the Road: Delhi

Our final destination: Delhi. The capital of modern India, a former capital of British India and full of dust, dirt and more beautiful architecture.

We visited the largest mosque in India, the Jama Masjid. Its courtyard can accommodate 25,000 people on any given Friday. With just 10-12% of its 1.2 billion people identifying themselves as Muslims, India is the second largest Muslim country in the world.

The photograph above is a rarity- the empty (!) courtyard of Jama Masjid.

In addition to Jama Masjid (and some fantastic Moghali chicken at nearby Karim's!), we visited Humayun's tomb, Dilli Haat and the Red Fort. This evening, for our students' final send off, we'll spend  some time listening to some Sufi singing at a famous Sufi's tomb at sunset.

Thank you, ISPers Fall '11, for being a fantastic group of students. We love you all, we'll miss you, we wish you the best as you travel home and continue to learn and weave your experiences here into your studies, and we hope to see you all in India again soon. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, your space, your ambitions and your laughter with us. Happy travels!

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