Welcome to the Web Log for the India Service Project in New Delhi, 2010!

This blog follows the progress of the group of young Australians and New Zealanders taking part in the India Service Project in New Delhi, January 2010.

Blogs will be updates regularly throughout the course of the project, so keep checking up for new blog entries, pictures and more!

Thanks again to all the people who have so kindly shown their support for this project with time, money and other donations - without you, we couldn't be where we are today.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Day 7 - Sunday 24 January

Sunday was a day of sightseeing. We visited the Qutb Minar and Humayun’s Tomb, two truly amazing examples of architectural design. The Qutb Minar is an astronomical tower stretching 72.5 metres into the sky (the world's tallest brick minaret) and surrounded by green parkland and crumbling ruins. We found an excellent guide at the gates, and took many, many, many photos as we Humayun’s tomb is the final resting place of one of the Mughal Emperors. It took us a while to reach the actual tomb as a result of being side-tracked by another mausoleum and a couple of old arched gateways leading up to it – each of which being impressive enough to be the main spectacle.

We walked barefooted through a Hindu Temple in the ever-deepening dusk, then made our way back to our Vasant Kunj home through the anarchy of the Delhi traffic. One cannot help but feel that a ‘Rally of Delhi’ could quite easily become the number one adventure sport in the world. Overall, a memorable day full of fantastic sights, and a weekend of time very well spent.


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