Qutub Minar

India is such a vast country. In order to see it all, one would have to stay three months or more. I saw many monuments while staying in North India for 2 weeks. Although the jet lag was insane, the food was amazing, and I took so many photos. 

The first monument that I traveled to was the Qutub Minar, a 239.5 foot tall minaret, made by the Moguls. They used an interlocking system of red sandstone bricks, which made the tower stronger and more resistant to the forces of nature. It was constructed over Hindu Temples, of which you can see the reminisce of today. 

The Hindu temples lie next to the Qutub Minar. Although many of the gods were defaced, they were still present on the site. It was interesting to see how the Moguls treated the area that once belonged to 27 temples. Temples in that area were made with pieces of petrified wood, which I was able to touch.

All of these facts astonished me. The age of the minaret, the intricate work seen on the monument, the brilliant engineering tactics, and the usage of natural resources all blew me away. 

Constructing the Qutub Minar was a feat that required the intricate work of people, as machines were not available when it was constructed. This is a destination that should be at the top of your bucket list when visiting India.

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