It's Always Rush Hour
Monday afternoon in the center of New Delhi, near Connaught Place.
Monday afternoon at New Delhi's Central Park
A crowded bazaar adjacent to Delhi's Central Park
Tuk-tuk's for hire in the bazaar near Delhi's Central Park
The perimeter of Delhi's Khan Market - an upscale shopping district with shops and botiques of many descriptions, as well as restaurants.
The Basket Vendor
A street vendor takes advantage of the tourist and local traffic to Khan Market
National Geographic "adventurers" prepare to enter India's largest mosque, the 17th Century Jamal Masjid.
All female visitors to this open air Mosque must be robed.
Built between 1644 and 1656 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the mosque has three great gates, four towers and two 120' high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. The courtyard can accommodate more than 25,000 persons. There are three domes on the terrace which are surrounded by the two minarets.
The Foot Bath
Large footbath in the center of the mosque. Faithful muslims wash their feet before entering certain parts of the mosque for prayer.
One of two 130' high minarets at the Jama Masjid mosque.
At prayer in the Jama Masjid mosque. There are black borders inlaid in the marble floors for 899 worshipers. In the courtyard, the other 25,000 worshipers are on their own.
Ad hoc worshipers at the Jama Masjid mosque. During the five daily calls for prayer (Salah), the mosque is closed to tourists, and this area would be much busier.
One of several chandeliers in the Jama Masjid mosque.
The main building material of the mosque is red sandstone.
One of the cupolas in the corners of the wall around the courtyard.
An alcove in the outer courtyard wall of the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi.
Old Delhi from The Mosque
A view of the 17th century Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Delhi.
Driver and His Pedicab
National Geographic travelers take to the streets of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, via the ubiquitous bicycle rickshaw, or "pedicab".
A Street in Old Delhi's Chandni Chowk
This near-deserted street (by India standards) belied the chaos that was in store.
Bed, Bath in the Beyond
A linen vendor in Old Delhi's Chandni Chowk street market.
Hospital supplies in the market
Calendars for the Masses
These colorful calendars may be to commemorate India's major Diwali festival, a week-long Hindu event that will peak in just a few days.