Our last two stops of the day in Delhi were both impressive. The first, Baha'i Temple is a marvel of modern architecture. Reminiscent of the Sydney Opera House, the Baha'i Temple in Delhi is all white curves and angles. From a distance it resembles a lotus flower. Locals and foreign tourists alike flocked to check it out.
After a brief tour through the inside (no photos allowed), we emerged and looked up to admire the gentle curves of the structure.
Humayun's Tomb is a grand showcase of Mughal architecture. Built in the 1500s, the tomb is surrounded by gardens, water features, and fountains. We walked through a large gate and into another world.
An even larger gate lay just beyond.
We finally emerged in front of the tomb which simply glowed in the dusky light.
We approached from the front and then skirted the structure to admire it from all sides.
We climbed up and looked down on the grassy knolls and water channels below.
I spotted another tree that seemed even more ancient than the one we saw at the Red Fort.
We followed the water channels around and watched birds frolicking in the fading light.
We completed our circuit of the property and spent a few moments in the shade reflecting on our whirlwind week exploring the Golden Triangle. India has by far been the most chaotic, unique, and varied place I've ever visited. We're looking forward to seeing more in due time.