01:14 • Gurdwara Bangla Sahib

03:06 • in the kitchen of the gurdwara

05:51 • Majnu ka Tilla, Tibetan district

09:16 • in the streets

11:23 • Purana Qila • Shish Gumbad

12:52 • Shish Gumbad • Tomb of the Lohdi dynasty

14:07 • Gandhi memorial

14:23 • Jama Masjid mosque

15:34 • the Red Fort

 

We visited Delhi several times between 2015 and 2018. The places visited are among others the Red Fort, the Chandhi Chawk market, the Tibetan quarter, the Gandhi memorial, the mausoleum of Hamayun, the Jama Mashid mosque and the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

 

Delhi is a huge city of more than 18,000,000 inhabitants which continues to develop in an anarchic way, multiplying the problems of urbanism and pollution. It holds the sad record for the most polluted city in the world.

But that does not take away from it any of its charm or its architectural splendor.

 

The Bangla Sahib gurdwara is the most important Sikh place of worship in Delhi. It owes its importance to its connection with the eighth Sikh guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as to the sacred river which flows inside its enclosure and which bears the name of Sarovar.

 

 

The Tibetan quarter of Delhi is currently populated by Tibetan refugees. The origin of this colony dates back to the 1900s when the British government brought in labor from the Himalayas to construct the buildings for the city.

However, when the Dalai Lama was driven out of Tibet to take refuge in Dharamsala, many Tibetans left their country to seek refuge on the banks of the Yamuna River in Delhi. The current inhabitants constitute the second generation.

 

Tradition has it that Delhi's oldest fort, Purana Qila, was built almost 5,000 years ago by the legendary Pandavas. More seriously, its first construction is estimated to be nearly 3000 years old. The fort was largely rebuilt in the 16th century.

 

Shish Gumbad, mausoleum of the Lodhi family, was probably built at the very beginning of the 16th century. This tomb houses bodies that have not been formally identified.

 

The Jama Masjid Mosque, or Great Mosque of Shahjahânabâd or Great Mosque of Delhi was built in the middle of the 17th century  and is one of the largest in India and can accommodate more than 25,000 worshipers.

 

The Red Fort dates from the same time as the Jama Masjid Mosque, (mid 17th century), and was also built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is also known as the Shahjahanabad Fortress, (old name of Delhi) or Lal Qil'ah. This fort is registered on the list of the world heritage of humanity of Unesco since 2007.

 

 

about the place, Delhi:

Delhi is the federal capital of India and is a megalopolis of more than 11,000,000 inhabitants. It is also the capital of the Delhi Territory (National Capital Region) which has more than 17 million inhabitants.

The city has been inhabited continuously since the 6th century BCE.

It is also one of the most polluted and congested cities in the world.

 

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 - YouTube video library - Argonne - Zachariah Hickman

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Delhi, India