From Delhi Streets to the Taj Mahal: sights across Northern india
From Delhi Streets to the Taj Mahal: sights across northern india

India is a land of contrasts, old and new, haves and have-nots. Centuries-old temples sit next to billboards plastered with smartphone ads while luxury cars jet past rickshaws.

From spice markets and temples in Delhi’s old city, to Agra and the Taj Mahal, sights from across northern India.

For generations, travelers have come to India seeking wealth, glory and adventure, and much of that legacy can still be seen across scattered across the country.  Lucus Newman

Rajon Ki Baoli: Dating back to the 1500s, this stepwell is one of the many ruins and archeological sites scattered around Delhi.  Lucus Newman

Zinat-Ul Masjid: From the roofs of the spice market you're treated to a great view of the 300-year-old mosque.  Lucus Newman

Khari Baoli: Located at the west end of Chadni Chowk, Old Delhi's thriving shopping district, this complex is Asia's largest wholesale spice market, and many also call it home.  Lucus Newman

Red Fort: Home to the Mughal emperors and a sight that draws many across India.  Lucus Newman

Buyer beware: Landmarks like the Red Fort draw tourists as well as some of Delhi's more unsavory characters - touts, thieves and pickpockets.  Lucus Newman

Moving cross country: For the majority of Indians, traveling by plane or car is not an option. Instead, they pack buses, or more commonly, trains.  Lucus Newman

An engine problem halts our progress. Many passengers take the opportunity for a stretch and some fresh air.  Lucus Newman

Many of the train routes that crisscross India date back to the British Raj.  Lucus Newman

The Ganges: India's lifeblood for almost 5000 years, millions across the subcontinent still rely on "Mother Ganga" for survival each day.  Lucus Newman

Life in rural India's slow pace is a stark contrast to Delhi's bustling streets.  Lucus Newman

The Taj Mahal: A place that has symbolized India for centuries.  Lucus Newman

The Taj Mahal: Located in Agra, about 150 miles from New Delhi, the Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1632 as a tomb for Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's favorite wife.  Lucus Newman

The Taj Mahal: A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983, the monument continues to capture imaginations and draws millions of visitors from across the globe every year.  Lucus Newman

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