Riding local, riding abroad. Doesn't matter. "One less car" bike commuting and "Bikes Belong" advocacy, plus "I ride solo" bicycle travel. Racing is fun, but there are so many equally great reasons to ride.
Hawkes Bay NZ Water trail
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Isa Khan's tomb [Lodi era C16th]
Delhi has an over abundance of mausoleums. This one is on the way into Humayun's tomb complex. Isa Khan was no friend to Humayun. In fact he wasn't a Mughal, and he was an enemy. The only reason both tombs are connected is that the Indian Archaeological Service took out part of the wall surrounding Humayun's complex to make a combination attraction. The reason his tomb is here is because of proximity to Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Dargah, the shrine of a Sufi saint who died in 1325. I thought I'd try to visit the shrine on the way to the closest metro, JLN Stadium, but gave up when I couldn't cross the traffic circle at the entrance to Humayun's Tomb. I almost laughed when I walked towards a marked pedestrian crossing that led to a raised garden bed/traffic island. When I got close enough I saw that there was a locked gate in the traffic island. WTF?