“Kos” literally means a medieval measurement of distance and “Minar” is a word for tower. Such structures draw attention to glory of Mughal empire administration. The Kos Minars present a great travel story and it would indeed be a worthwhile exercise to check their present status.Kos minar were used to mark the royal route. Built during the reign of King Akbar, the Kos Minars were a spin-off of Sher Shah Suri’s initiative to have caravan Sarais (resting places) on GT Rd for merchants & other travellers, the stretch from Agra to Ajmer received special attention.
However, apart from serving as a pit stop, the pillars also served a crucial role in the communication channel. The pillars were equipped with a horse, rider & a drummer to transmit messages between these pillars with speed & promptness. With the road covering a distance of almost 3000 Kms, it implies that almost 1000 pillars were constructed, forming an extensive communication network, a predecessor to the postal systems that it would evolve to in the future.
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