Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Thursday 20th November
Today is sightseeing and through bad planning we got on the Indian tourist bus instead of the newer European tourist bus, however we had a super day’s sightseeing plus English speaking guide (just understandable!) for 5/- each.
In the morning we saw India Gate (memorial to Martyrs during First World War), Jantan Mantan (stone observatory built during 17th century). Lok Sabha, Parliament House and Sher Mandal and Humayun’s Tomb (miniature Taj Mahal). Back to Connaught Place for lunch.
We collected quote of $150 for the car transport. In the afternoon we drove to Cahandi’s Memorial, the Jama Masgid (a huge mosque) and the Red Fort with its red stoned walls and marble palaces (below the walls of the fort we saw snake charmers
and a dancing bear!!). Very tired we returned to the Menon house for tea and a rest. Wrote to bank to transfer £50 to Calcutta (this should see us through okay).