Qutub Minar, New Delhi
About Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar is the the tallest individual minaret in the world and second tallest monument of Delhi is 73m high. It was built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak subsequent to defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The construction was continued by other rulers after his death. Even a look at this delightful monument will take you back to the rich heritage of India. It has five distinct stories and the first three are made of red sandstone. The rest two are built with marble and sandstone. The first ever mosque built in India is also located in Qutub Minar and is known as Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque.
Besides Qutub Minar, the complex has other things to offer such as the Iron Pillar. One can never get enough of the magnificent architecture of the complex itself. As you will explore it more and more, it'll compel you to dive deeper into the history of India.
Standing tall at a height of 73 meters, the tower is the largest brick minaret in the world. It houses a 2000-year-old iron pillar which was built upon the foundations of a Hindu temple. A 5-storey victory tower with balconies, it was built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom.
The Qutb Minar, also spelled as Qutub Minar, is a minaret that forms part of the Qutb complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India. Qutb Minar is a 73-metre (239.5 feet) tall tapering tower of five stories, with a 14.3 metres (47 feet) base diameter, reducing to 2.7 metres (9 feet) at the top of the peak. It contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps.