India, of course, did not disappoint. We visited 6 different cities in the course of 15 days and every one of them was filled with so much history that we were barely able to get it all in.
|Humayun's Tomb - Delhi|
Most of the architecture that we saw was built in the 16th century by two men. Two great Mughal kings.
My husband was most interested on where the building materials came from, how they were designed and how all the elaborate stonework was executed. I, on the other hand, was interested in the people behind the buildings. Why they would build these amazing forts and palaces and wondered what they looked like in their glory days.
|Me at the Taj|
|The Muslim Wife's Celing|
|Ghandi's Cremation Site|
The most interesting part about seeing the historical side of India was that as a tourist, the history is all that people want you to see. We saw fort after fort, palace after palace and memorial after memorial. We saw "old" India and if we had not visited Delhi we would have thought that India was the same as it was years ago, slowly moving forward...however, we visited a mall on the last day and it was EXACTLY like a North American mall. EXACTLY. Even the same stores.
|New Delhi Mall|
I could honestly write four more posts on the history as it is so rich and vibrant, but it really is something that you have to experience for yourself.