Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is among the most popular historical attractions in the city of Delhi. The victory tower was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, the first Mughal Emperor of Delhi in 1193 which is believed to be the tallest brick minaret in the world with a height of 72.5. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a part of the Qutab Complex and is the best example of the Indo-Islamic style of architecture.

It has 5-stories and a tower-like structure that looks appealing and attractive. The first three storeys of the tower are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth ones are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower, lies a Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. An inscription over its eastern gate provocatively informs that 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 believed that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled. The origin of Qutab Minar is shrouded in controversy and many legends and more.

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