28 February: Departing Delhi – 2014 GSA Distinguished International Lecture Tour
In Delhi we stopped at Mughal Emperor Humayan’s tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal.
Built of red sandstone and white marble, it has lovely proportions, and symmetrical gardens surrounding it with water channels.
It’s totally engrossing whizzing through India because there are so many colorful scenes that grab your attention and make you wonder what the story is behind it. What’s the story behind the 3 wheeler with 12 people packed inside of it? What’s the story behind these huge loads being carted by bikes? The sights and sounds are fascinating.
Our last look at India is the world’s most famous building- the Taj Mahal, built in the 1600s by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is grand and beautiful.
Akbar’s tomb nearby is also stunning.
In all, India was a wonderful experience – our cup of tea. We bid a fond farewell to India- a land rich in heritage and culture.