Qutub Minar is one of the famous Indian heritage sites located in Delhi. It is the tallest minaret of world with a height of 72.5 meter.
- Qutub Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an
attraction for many tourists.
Qutub Minar of Delhi
- The building process of Qutub Minar took a long time (about 75 years). It was started by Qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1192 and finished by Iltutmish. The minar was damaged and repaired many times in past.
- This ancient Islamic Monument has about 379 stairs and is 237 ft tall. It has a diameter of 14.3 meters at bottom which decreases to 2.4 meters at the top. It is made of Red sandstone and has Arabic inscriptions on it.
- There are many stories about the naming of this tower. Some says that it was named after the first Turkic sultan Qutub-ud-din Aibak and some believes that it was named to honor Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, a saint.
- Many other ancient structures are there surrounding the Qutub Minar- Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Iron Pillar. These monuments are collectively called Qutub complex.
- After an accident in 1981 (in which about 45 people were killed) climbing in tower was banned by government of India.