The week flew. Office was busy and I really tried to write out my posts for the upcoming A-Z challenge but managed to schedule only three! Getting the jitters, but I've decided to jump in and have fun, and that's it!
Continuing the fun of last weekend, yesterday two adventurous sisters set to explore Delhi in its myraid hues early morning. We left by 6:30 am and took the Delhi metro to Jama Masjid. This mosque, commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1650, is the largest mosque in India claiming to hold about 25000 devotees at a time. It was pleasant to walk around the courtyard, clicking pictures, feeding the pigeons, looking below at the tiny lanes teeming with early morning activities.
Although the entry to the Masjid was free, the camera charges were Rs 300 and as you can see I tried to put my best photography foot forward :)
The below shot is my favourite. I saw this Eagle sitting on one of the tree branches outside Jama Masjid and when I zoomed in this is what was captured!
Just opposite the Gate no 1 entrance of the Jama Masjid is a tiny lane filled with culinary delights! We first walked the entire length of it to survey and single out a joint where we could have a breakfast and finally decided on Al-Jawahar. With a neat spacious dining hall, polite & quick service and excellent mutton preparation, this has now become my favourite joint for Nihari. Served with Khameeri Roti Nihari, often called Old Delhi's power breakfast, is a meat preparation stewed in spices, turmeric and chillies overnight.
With our hearts content and tummy full we moved on to our next Delhi chapter - Hauz Khas.
The morning was still young and this was perhaps the best time to soak in the sepia toned atmosphere in the otherwise chic and posh Hauz Khas village. Leaving you all with a few more pictures!
|Caught in action! These were not the only love birds that we found!|
|Nature mesmerizes every single time!|