Initially i started this blog as a photoblog depicting pictures from all my travels. But lately i've realized that i need to share some of my travel experiences too. So here it goes.. celebrating Life and its wonderful experiences.

KOS MINAR


16th June, 2013

How highways were built (when there was hardly any advanced navigation technique)?

This question has always popped up when I travel through the highways.

NH1 is one such highway which has been part of my numerous travels. In one of my recent trip my driver told me about Kos Minar. These are mile stones which were built by Sher Shah Suri during his rule (That’s what my driver told me and later I searched it also) along the old highways.

While travelling through the highway, say towards Agra (read from Delhi) one can see a number of those pillars along the way. I had travelled so much on this road but hardly ever realized the importance of these milestones. I was really surprised to know about them and that too from a driver.


And now watching them, my initial thought and curiosity (question) intensified further.


NH-1, ON THE WAY FROM DELHI TO MATHURA, UP | MAR 2013