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.