I'm back from the cosmopolitan national capital city of India and visits to some of its fine educational institutions.
Work accomplished, I took the opportunity to explore the city further. This time, in addition to another visit to the Raisina Hill and a leisure walk on the Rajpath (a must during each visit to the capital), I also had a pleasant experience travelling in its impressive Metro.
Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed revisting a few more grand monuments of the Mughal era and particularly explored the Red Fort, the Humayun's Tomb and the Jama Masjid.
I made time to get away from the urban milieu as always, and managed to visit a hill station of the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas, with its highest mountain at a height of 8,579 feet and it was a delightful time around the various lakes of that area.
The highlight of the trip to this nature lover was a safari to the oldest National Park of India that covers almost 1,300 sq km protecting some of the endangered species of flora and fauna and I particularly enjoyed the avi-fauna there.
More details on this trip will follow in my posts after I am done with the series I've begun on my December 2007 trip to Madhya Pradesh.