when Paan is chewed, a red food dye inside it makes the mouth red, loads of people do not swallow much of Paan, thus resulting in pool of red liquid (due to red dye and saliva) which they spit out (the red liquid) rather than swallowing it.
its prepared into little triangular parcels, and eaten whole, i only tried it the once, obviously without the tobacco and lime paste, very weird taste, i guess its an acquired taste, i never really got over the smell of the pan leaf, its very over powering and made me feel nausea's.opposite the paan shop was a sweet shop that generally sold matti (asian sweets) but the reason why the tour guide took us there was to taste a particular sweet by the name of shondesh which he found hilarious as my name is sondes and through out the duration of the trip i was continuously called shondesh, great!!!! oh well at least it means sweet and not something embarrassing.
the lake had a huge mansion looking down at it, this mansion is called the illegal mansion by the locals as it was built illegally on land that does not belong to them,
they should investigate the illegal house which by the way is built in the shape of a boat:
a walk away was an old mosque called Saat Gumbad (meaning the 7 domed mosque) built in the time of the mughal rule that used to be red but now is white interestingly, its smack in the middle of a shanty town and its still used for prayers, opposite it is madrasah.
the wudu area is sooo cool, its like little slabs of concrete to sit on and a pond to make wudu from:
sadly most mosques do not have a ladies section as they believe that woman should pray at home, but at least they allowed us to walk around and take pictures.