Our first full day in Delhi got us out to see some of the major sites that old Delhi has to offer. We started off at Lal Qila, also known as the Red Fort, a formidable array of structures built between 1638 and 1648 during the peak of the Mughal dynasty. It is constructed mostly of red sandstone, which gives it its colloquial name. The fortress contains some of the most exquisite inlay work, and was once said to be an earthly paradise. We then got lost in the maze of bazaars across the street, spotting some unusual inspirational posters depicting young babies and teddy bears, and wandered around back alleys of old Delhi before catching an auto rickshaw to Humayuns tomb, built in the early 16th century by Haji Begum, the Persian senior wife of the Mughal emperor Humayun. This tomb is massive, and quite a site with its contrasting red sandstone and white marble. It was a precursor to the Taj Mahal, and is full of exquisite examples of Islamic pattern work.