Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Historic HoHo Delhi

HOHO buses run across Delhi covering many important tourist destinations including historic monuments, museums and markets. Simultanously, you can explore the rustic charm of Old Delhi, shop for souvenirs and artefacts, savour culinary delights and soak in the culture of the city all at once. Tourists can hop on and hop off at any of the stops along the way.

We skipped/missed some places since it was a Sunday and some that we had already visited but it all added up to a great rainy day in Delhi :)

The HoHo tickets

Feroz Shah Kotla- the first stop - a fortress built by Sultan Ferozshah Tughlaq to house his version of Delhi city called Ferozabad

A lil' more information greets you at the entrance ;)

Among the lush green gardens, the fort houses one of many pillars left by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka, a congregational mosque at heart of the fortified area and a three-tiered baoli (well)

Remains of what was made in Argentina :P as seen on n our way to Purana Qila

Humayun's Tomb - last stop of the HoHo day!

 Humayun died in 1556, and his widow Hamida Banu Begam, also known as Haji Begam, commenced the construction of his tomb in 1569, fourteen years after his death. It is the first distinct example of proper Mughal style, which was inspired by Persian architecture.

On either sides of the entrance are architectural and design details for the Tomb.

A little rest after a long day!

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