We awoke on day 3 to the sound of birds in the trees! Looking out the window, we spotted green parakeets in the treetops. Lovely! Then we looked around and noticed more: the haze of a hot, humid morning obscuring the horizon; a beautiful mosque not far away; numerous cell towers; and an overpass slicing through the terrain to carry that high-speed train we rode into Delhi. The beautiful and the ugly, the good and the bad; the rich and the poor; all the contrasts of India visible right outside our window.
After a quick breakfast, we checked-out of the hotel and boarded the buses once again. We are on our way to Humayun’s Tomb and a quick tour of Delhi before catching our plane to Mumbai. We will re-board the MS Amsterdam on her first of 2 days in Mumbai. We had thought we’d have time to do some roaming in Mumbai on day 2, but it turns out we will arrive back at the ship very late. We will be sleeping-in!!! So please, check out Archives for March 2017 for a quick review of the sites of Mumbai.
Meanwhile, let me show you the photos of Humayun’s Tomb and some highlights of Delhi:
We were told, repeatedly, by our guide, Ashok, that India is a nation of comparison, contrasts and contradictions. We were shown mostly the elegant. But I hope the photos have conveyed, somewhat, that sentiment of a dichotomy that is “the normal” in India. It is a complex and interesting country!