We spend one day in Delhi to relax after the flight from Europe. Gulzar has come down from the mountains to give us a special welcome. He is a muslim and we take advantage of that and let him give us a personal tour of some of the muslim sights of Delhi.
We start out with the majestic garden tomb of Humayun. He was the second mugal emperor after the famous Babur who conquered India coming from the Feragana Valley in todays Usbekistan.
Old Delhi is a maze of streets filled with shops, stands and stalls that sell you anything you can need and feed you with delicious street food.
Jama Masjid or the friday mosque is one of the largest mosques in India. We get there on a very normal afternoon so it is not crowded. We hope to get a chance to one day visit it during the festivities of Ramadan.
Last stop is the Haszrat Nizamuddin Dargah one of the most prominent spiritual sites in Delhi. It is the shrine of Muslim sufi saint, Nizam-ud-din Auliya. It is a beautiful structure comprising intricate jaalis (lattice screens) and a vast courtyard framed by marble arches and very busy at the time of our visit.