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Our Last Day in India (Jan. 16)

At the Red Fort.

At the Red Fort.

We hadn’t really planned anything for our last day in India, but when that day came, a few of us decided to spend our final hours doing some local Delhi sightseeing. After another great breakfast from Ram, we navigated our way through the busy streets of Delhi to the metro station, where we got on a train heading for the Red Fort.

The Red Fort was built in the 17th century and served as the residence of the Mughal emperor for 200 years. It was designed by the same architect as Taj Mahal, and made of a rich red sandstone, hence the name: Red Fort. Covering more than 250 acres, the Red Fort was filled with many marble and sandstone buildings. When the British invaded and conquered Delhi, they took up residence at the Red Fort. During their time there, the British tore down more than two-thirds of the buildings. Today, it is mostly greenspace with only a few of the buildings still structurally sound.

We next made our way to Dilli Haat, an open market area where vendors sell food and other goods. We ate lunch there and did some last-minute souvenir shopping. By this time, it was getting late so we headed back to Sehgal to finish packing.

We spent our remaining hours relaxing and reflecting on the amazing time we had had over the last three weeks. It was exhausting at times, but still a once in a lifetime adventure. We are all so glad to have been a part of it!

Farewell, India, until we meet again!

A little sightseeing at the Red Fort was a highlight of our last day in India.

A little sightseeing at the Red Fort was a highlight of our last day in India.

 

The Red Fort dates to the 17th century.

The Red Fort dates to the 17th century.

 

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Posted on July 8th, 2016