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Delhi

Our day tour of Delhi was a bit disrupted because various important sites have been barracaded off, we were told due to security. It will be Republic Day for India on January 26th and we were unable to see India Gate, the Palace and the Red Fort. Instead we visited a large mosque, Humayun’s Tomb, a Sikh temple and. local market.

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Humayun was the son of the maharajah who built the Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his third wife. We were told Humayun’s tomb was built by his second wife in the same style as the Taj Mahal but made from red sandstone and marble.

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The market was security-controlled with walk-through, bag search and CCTV cameras.

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our hotel also has security on the front door with a walk-through and one or two security men. Strangely though, the side door which opens directly to the street has no security at all!!! The lift stopped working for some reason temporarily this morning so we decided to use the stairs instead … we do have lights in the passage of our floor now though.

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