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Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar



Description :

Qutb Minar is located in Delhi capital city of India and one of the most important tourist places in New Delhi. The tallest minaret was constructed in the year 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, and completed later by his successor lltutmish. The high conical tower is an elegant example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. The Qutub Minar is constructed with marble and red sandstone and it is the tallest minaret in India. Its height is nearly of 72.5 meters, 237.8 ft and contains 379 stairs to reach the top. And the diameter of base is 14.3 meters and as the last store is of 2.7 meters. It is surrounded by several other ancient and no modern structures collectively known as Qutub complex.


It is the second highest tower in India, where as first is the Fateh Burj or it is also known as \"Victory Tower\" at chappar chiri village in punjab\'s Mohali district. The minar has projected balcony and stone brackets, which are decorated with honeycomb design.


Taking an inspiration from Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan the 1st Muslim ruler of Delhi has begun construction of the Qutub Minar in the year 1193. The minaret is made by using the fluted red sandstone and it has complex carvings and also verses from the Holy book of Muslims “Qur’an”. Many inscriptions in Arabic and nagari characters in different parts of the Minar reveal the history of the Qutb.


According to the inscriptions on its surface it was repaired by Sikandar Lodi (AD 1489-1517) and Firoz shah tughlaq (AD 1351-88). Each of the 5 storeys and tower of Qutub Minar has specific designs. The minar hit by mitigate couple of times and was damaged. The resultant rulers repaired it, thus it is standing powerful as it was before till date. Qutab Minar is an extraordinary masterpiece of Mughal architecture.


The Qutub Minar has several superposed flanged and cylindrical shafts, which are separated by balconies carried on Muqarnas corbels. The nearby Iron Pillar is one of the world\'s pronominal metallurgical curiosities


TO view the Qutab Minar as a tourist one can come by train, the nearest station to the minar is delhi metro. An image of the minaret also features on the travel cards issued by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

inscriptions in Arabic and nagari

Qutb Minar in Delhi

tallest minaret in India, 72.5 meters