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Day 3

On December 30th, we began by bussing to Qutab Minar. This was established in 1192 by the first ruler of Delhi’s Sultanate. Along with the 73 meter tower the campus also consisted of other arches and an incomplete tower. This was the first sighting of parakeets not seen in the wild by most before this time. The Tomb of Iltutmiish was also at this sight and consisted of a nine square meter central tomb chamber.

Upon leaving Qutab Minar we traveled to the Mehrauli Archaeological Park. As we pulled in the wild monkeys were all over the property. To get to these multiple buildings we hiked through a small city and woods that were full of wild pigs. Then on the way back through the city we stopped at a mosque. This was the first time that we needed to cover our heads, women in scarves and men in little hats. These scarves will be a staple for the rest of the trip.

The final stop was Humayun’s tomb. This tomb was constructed by Haji Begam for her late husband and the grounds also hold a couple other Mughal rulers. We finished the day by going for a dinner at cybercity, a mall area.



Last modified on September 18th, 2018
Posted on September 18th, 2018