After our time serving in Manipur, we headed back to Delhi to do some exploring! We stayed in South New Delhi in a neighborhood called New Friends Colony at The Manor Hotel. The streets were framed with 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! The over-saturation gives India a unique energy.
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.