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Christopher Wheeler | profile | all galleries >> Rahil Aggarwal-Wheeler >> 2009 >> August 2009 >> Rahil's trip to Bhopal >> Friday, August 28th tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Friday, August 28th

Another action-packed day for Rahil.

After exploring the hotel (the Jehan Numa), Rahil sought out the expansive Museum of Man, visiting the interior galleries when it was raining and the outdoor habitat exhibits when it wasn't. Then came the highlight of the Bhopal trip (at least to his Dad's mind): a visit to Sanchi, a world heritage site featuring a Great Stupa built by Ashoka in the 3rd century BC and improved upon since then. (Click here for the wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanchi ). Its four gates were magnificent.

On the way back to Bhopal, Rahil's Dad stopped at the spot where the Tropic of Cancer crossed the road. Once in Bhopal, Rahil paid his respects at the site of the Union Carbide disaster, where untold thousands still suffer from after-effects twenty-five years later. Shame!

After another lovely dinner, Rahil flew back to Delhi, arriving home at midnight.

For video of Rahil circumambulating the Sanchi Stupa (not for karmic merit, but to hunt for worms), go here: http://www.youtube.com/user/csw62
Exploring the Jehan Numa hotel.
Exploring the Jehan Numa hotel.
Testing the safety equipment.
Testing the safety equipment.
Bhopal cyclists
Bhopal cyclists
The fabulous Museum of Man.
The fabulous Museum of Man.
Fascinated by the goonda beheading the goat.
Fascinated by the goonda beheading the goat.
Check out the door!
Check out the door!
A Museum of Man exhibit.
A Museum of Man exhibit.
Another Museum of Man exhibit.  Boring!
Another Museum of Man exhibit. Boring!
Spot the Rahil!
Spot the Rahil!
This is what Rahil does now when you ask him to smile for a photo.
This is what Rahil does now when you ask him to smile for a photo.
At the Sanchi World Heritage Site.
At the Sanchi World Heritage Site.
Rahil at Sanchi's West Gate.
Rahil at Sanchi's West Gate.
Rahil at the exquisite North Gate.
Rahil at the exquisite North Gate.
A view of the West Gate from above.
A view of the West Gate from above.
Bhopal street scene
Bhopal street scene
Where the Tropic of Cancer crosses the road.
Where the Tropic of Cancer crosses the road.
Cow Sign
Cow Sign
Did you see those cows!?
Did you see those cows!?
Across the street from the Union Carbide site.
Across the street from the Union Carbide site.
This sari store had a fish pond!  Cha-ching!
This sari store had a fish pond! Cha-ching!
A vendor of leafy green stuff
A vendor of leafy green stuff
Homeward bound.
Homeward bound.