It was a beautiful morning. The Spice Market was on my list. It was a “Soukh” the way I know it from Arabia, very familiar to me. Not only many stalls with spices, but wonderfully fresh vegetables, fresh fish and freshly cooked, deep fried, boiled or grilled food items. Very tempting. My driver Shampi took me, but didn’t let me go in there by myself, he made sure to go with me to protect me; although I would not have been afraid and I found it rather “business as usual”. Very enjoyable. You bargain, ask questions, taste some foods, and try to chat with people, overcoming the language barrier.
After the Spice Market, I visited Safdarjung’s Tomb.
Another beautiful tomb. I wonder if you are tired yet of seeing these marvels of construction and artistic imagination.
Safdarjung was the powerful Prime Minister of Muhammad Shah, the 13th Emperor, who ruled from 1719-48. His tomb is the last example of late Mughal architecture. If you look at it, it is very similar to Humayun’s Tomb, which was built almost 200 years earlier. The white marble was said to have been stolen from another tomb, which was built in the 16th century.