Touring Northern India
It’s Not About the Monuments, It’s About the People
By Cynthia Mackay and Arthur Stampleman
The monuments of 13,000-year-old India are stunning. Visitors can see artifacts from 4,000 B.C. in the National Museum in Delhi. They can visit the oldest inhabited city in the world, the holy city of Varanasi, near where Buddha taught during the 6th century B.C., and where ceremonies along the Ganges River continue. They can gawk at the giant Hindu Step Well, a great upside-down pyramid 1,000 years old, and visit the magnificent forts, mausoleums, and palaces built by the Muslim invaders, the most famous and beautiful being the 17th-century Taj Mahal.