Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. An inscription over its eastern gate provocatively informs that it was built with material obtained from demolishing '27 Hindu temples'. A 7 m-high iron pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled.
The 238 feet Qutab Minar is 47 feet at the base and tapers to nine feet at the apex. The tower is ornamented by bands of inscriptions and by four projecting balconies supported by elaborately decorated brackets. Even though in ruins, the Quwwat Ui Islam (Light of Islam) Mosque in the Qutab complex is one of the most magnificent structures in the world. Qutab-ud-din Aibak started its construction in 1193 and the mosque was completed in 1197.It is listed under the UNESCO world heritage list.
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it is definitely one of the places best for photography.The place still has the same charm which it had when i visited here years ago. You of course are not allowed to climb the tower, but the place is well kept, green and interesting place especially for children. This is pride of Indian History, b...More
my visit to qutub minar was almost seven years back when my daughter was only 3 year old.this place is close to my heart,with its massive structure ,something unbelievable.we did click some pictures. my secont time visit was when my guest arrived from canada to see delhi,i took them TO QUTUB MINAR ...More
it is definitely one of the places best for photography.The place still has the same charm which it had when i visited here years ago. You of course are not allowed to climb the tower, but the place is well kept, green and interesting place especially for children. This is pride of Indian History, ...More
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