India: New Delhi

New Delhi is more modern than Old Delhi.

This is India Gate:

The India Gate is the national monument of India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, it was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.  The monument was inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, which in turn was inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus. It was built in 1931. Originally known as the All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. It is composed of red and pale sandstone and granite. (Thanks to Wikipedia)

Government buildings:

It was smoggy when these photos were taken, but when the trade winds return, it will be clearer.

P.S.  Victor, our Indian tour guide, told us that what you see is FOG, not smog. There is a lot of moisture in the air because of the nearby river.  During the summer, the air is clear.

7 Responses to “India: New Delhi”

  1. Christine Says:

    thanks for today’s tour!

  2. L from W Says:

    Thanks for taking us with you on your tour. This is such a treat. Having Internet handy to research as you go… excellent tour guides and a welll planned itinerary… is the way to go. I’m practicing typing on my kindle fire lol

  3. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    That looks like smog. I used to see it in LA in the past. Too many cars and busses on the road I think. Dianne

  4. Musings Says:

    Most of your photos look like there’s a bit of a haze. I remember coming home from Chicago several decades ago and seeing how much our skies sparkle in Hawaii. Then again you’re in the big city area right now. Kavita’s photos of the country have clearer skies and air. Then AGAIN, we do have VOG.

  5. Grannymar Says:

    Gosh, New Delhi is very smoggy, I would have problems with that.

  6. Ana Says:

    oh Gigi, I a taking this as a sign. I so want to visit India one day… If you could tell me a bit more about your experience, i would appreciate it.
    My email is

  7. Arti Says:

    Good photos of New Delhi. Did you visit the Govind Dev Ji Temple of Jaipur?

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