Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Count down ... 3 ... 2 ... 1

We're getting very close to departure.  We're looking forward to pleasant temperatures in New Delhi (forecast is 68 degrees and sunny for January 3-5) and we should have clear skies while there.  Highlights of Delhi will include Gandhi's samadhi (the memorial site where he was cremated), the Gandhi smriti (site where he was assassinated), and the Jama Masjid (the "Friday" mosque built by Shah Jahan in 1656, India's largest and oldest mosque).  Shah Jahan is the Mughal Emperor who commissioned the Taj Mahal, another impressive bit of architectural splendor (which we'll see later in the month).  Looks like it'll be a good start to a great trip.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Three weeks to go

Greetings friends,

We leave for India in three weeks and everything but the packing seems to be done.  In 20-odd days we leave for Delhi and tour there for three days before heading north to Dharamsala and Amritsar.  We expect cold weather during the first few days of the trip before we join the more tepid climes.

Check back for regular updates starting January 3rd.