20th October 2014 – New Delhi, India
I hated mondays when I was employed, and I hate them more now.For the tourist, there is nothing that India can offer on a Monday.Except a garden, where serenity made a match with history,And a gate that doesn’t care for the calendar. It accepts all, any day.
It was Monday already, and the choices in New Delhi frizzles down today. All tourism spots are closed. Except 2, which became my focus of the day.
In the morning, I walked around the serene Lodi Gardens, which has quite a few sights to see. There are a few tombs scattered within the gardens, all belonging to the Lodhi dynasty. Must be the monday factor, but there were very few people in the gardens, and I enjoyed the quietude of a solitary walk around the park.
And by sun-down, I was already at the India Gate. Unknown to many, 82000 Indian soldiers died during the WWI, as part of Britain’s war operations in Europe and East Africa. And the All India war memorial was built in 1921 as a tribute to them. Over time, this came to be called the India gate. And now, this impressive structure welcomes the sunset in a relatively calm area of Delhi, called the Rajpath.