Turning Back To Delhi
And so, despite the amazing wonders of the Taj, we returned to the capital.
Delhi is different.
It hosts the seat of national government, innumerable Moghul wonders, British curiosities, more than two thousand years of history, and a lively cultural scene.
Ravinder negotiated the hazards of our return from Agra with skill and patience.
We were initially under siege by heavy rain.
Then, each time we stopped at major junctions, by teams of aggressive child-beggars, who thumped vigorously on the car, demanding our attention.
This “professional begging” is always disturbing. It’s something I have never seen in Kerala.
But with Ravinder to carefully shepherd us, we finally reached Delhi.
The sun had not yet set and there was still time to explore the Qutb Minar complex before returning to our hotel.
The following morning we met with Ravinder for the final time.
Having said our goodbyes, he left us at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport.
Our next stop, the Himalayas.
All pictures were taken in Delhi.