After our time serving in Manipur, we headed back to Delhi to do some exploring! We stayed in one of the bougiest neighborhoods in South New Delhi called New Friends Colony at The Manor Hotel. The streets were framed by gorgeous trees! It is no wonder multibillionaires choose to live here.
Our first day in Delhi was spent exploring the markets in the Silver Square by rickshaws! The square was flooded with so many vehicles, colors, and people!
India has an energy unlike anything I have ever felt. New York has a hustle and bustle energy where everyone is busy with important things to do. On the other hand, Delhi has an energy from over saturation…and with every person came so many colors!
FUN FACTS ABOUT DELHI:
20% of Delhi is covered in forests yet it has some of the worst air quality in the world.
There are 29.6 million people living in Delhi.
Delhi has the most automobile registrations in the world.
Delhi is Asia’s largest spice trade zone.
Delhi has six seasons: spring season (Sanskrit: vasanta), summer (grīṣma), monsoon season (varṣā), autumn (śarada), winter (hemanta), and prevernal season (śiśira).
On our second and last day in Delhi we went to the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal took over 20 years to build. It was built for Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor’s wife who died during childbirth. Rumor has it that he became so depressed after her death that he cut off all the hands of the workers who built this masterpiece so no other building like it could be built again!
One of the seven wonders of the world with seven wonderful healthcare providers. I feel so blessed to have been able to see this incredible masterpiece with my closest FIGS fam.