India – Delhi

It’s been as hot as heck in London this week, which reminded me I still had some photos left from India, namely New Delhi, to share. My friends have taken to teasing me  – ‘have you heard where Amber went?!’ but whatever. It was THAT good.

Humayun's tombdelhi-tombHumayun’s tomb is one of the inspirations for the Taj Mahal, and will also be known forever as the place where I freaked out my cousin Shell by refusing to move in the 41°C heat… It was Just. Too. Hot. having flown directly in from the London chill.delhi-sky
I went on a street food tour with a great guy called Jeswin, who fed me all sorts of delicious things including fruit beer, gulab jamun and paneer shawarma. By dish number 13 I was flagging, but he cheerfully kept up the team effort. Bonus – he recommended some great Bollywood movies.Delhi Food Tourdelhi-street-fooddelhi-masala-sodaDelhi - Lassi Light

Agrasen ki Baoli is a is a 60-metre long and 15-metre wide step well in the centre of the city. It’s a bit of an architectural wonder, said to be over 1000 years old. Originally used as a water reservoir, now it offers respite from the bustle of Connaught Place and is home to quite a few bats!

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One of my other favourite places in Delhi was the Jama Masjid. I was impressed with the scale of everything – the courtyard alone can hold 25,000 worshippers.

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Side note: Next time I go to India I definitely plan to take a graduated filter set for my camera lenses as the brightness of the skies made everything under/overexposed. C’est la vie…