Henna is a traditional Indian art, sort of like a temporary tatoo, I suppose. Though complicated-looking (and the one below is relatively simple) it takes the henna artist at the local market but a few minutes to complete.
Yesterday, we went to the tomb of some ancient sultan, whose name I remember not. He was entombed with his family members in a rather stuffy room, within a large burial complex. In the area surrounding, the ruins of an ancient village may be found.
Inside burial complex
You might note that we had to take our shoes off to go inside the tomb–and the ground outside was exceedingly hot, considering that the sandstone bricks had been roasting all day in ninety-something degree heat.
If you were wondering, the man in the white shirt below was our “guide” of sorts. He and his friends sat guarding the complex, asking for money and then showing you around. Fair enough.
Inside the tomb itself
The surrounding ruins of an ancient town
As we drove about, we also passed the India Gate–a memorial to the Indians who have served, fought, and died in the armed forces.