Trip to Raj Ghat in New Delhi
We planned first to visit the Jama Masjid, but in front of the first traffic jams, we decided to change direction and visit the Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. We leave Old Delhi for New Delhi. As usual in my travels I sit towards a window, from where I can see the road and the landscape, so I could take the pictures.
On the other hand, the sky is not blue. We pass the India Gate. In bright weather and 40 degree sunshine, we have a beautiful view of the India Gate. After a short drive around 9:34 clock we reach the Rajghat Memorial. Our bus stops right in front of a green park in the middle of New Delhi. Only a few visitors are at the entrance of the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.
We arrive at the entrance to the memorial. It is located on the banks of the river Yamuna. We arrive in a large park, full of tourists. Next door is a museum dedicated to Mahatma.
After his death, Gandhi was cremated and his ashes scattered in the sacred Ganges. Here in the park where his mortal remains were burned in 1948, a memorial was erected. We hand in our shoes at the entrance and walk into the inner courtyard.
There a simple, black marble slab, on which an eternal flame burns. With subtle music, surrounded by green grass and magnolia trees, many tourists devoutly commemorate. An inscription on the flower-decked platform recalls Gandhi's last words "hey ram".
We met a lot of people around with men and women who asked us to take photos on their smartphone, with the husband, without the husband, or friend.
It is a magical place filled with peace of laughter. We come across the joys of girls and boys who visit the memorial. In this pleasant place with big lawn, there is a calmness mixed with pleasure.
For a few minutes we enjoy the tranquility and let the reverent atmosphere affect us. Our group is already far away and we have to go back to the entrance, where our driver is waiting in the cool car.
We continue to the Qutub minar located in the Qutb complex in Delhi.