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Qutb Minar In Delhi


Delhi Qutub Minar Complex


  • Qutb Minar was declared as a World Heritage in 1993. Qutb-ud-din Aibak constructed the Minar (minaret) a few kilometres south of Delhi. It is the 2nd tallest Minar in India with a height of 73 metres followed by Fateh Burj in Mohali which is 100 metres tall. It is made from marble and sandstone. The Qutub Minar has 379 steps. Diameter of its base is 14.3 metres, which decreases to 2.7 metres at the top. Qutb-ud-din Aibak commenced its construction in 1192 which was completed in 1198. He used the remains of demolished Hindu temples. His successor, Iltutmish enlarged it during the period from 1211 to 1236. Alauld-Din Khalji again enlarged it during the period from 1296 to 1316. The fifth and the last storey was built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in 1368. There are many medieval ruins and structures around Qutub Minar.



Delhi Qutub Minar Complex



Delhi Qutub Minar Complex