The Tomb of Sultan…Somebody

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.
Henna

Henna

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.
Sultan's tomb

Sultan's tomb

Inside burial complex

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

Inside the tomb itself

The surrounding ruins of an ancient town

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.

India Gate

India Gate

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One thought on “The Tomb of Sultan…Somebody

  1. Joy: Am glad you got to do some sightseeing! Your narrative was interesting. Will be looking for more as you have other experiences. I miss you!

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