Monday, 16 September 2013


Qutub Minar is one of the tallest individual towers in the world, measuring about 234 ft in height. The construction work of Qutb Minar was commissioned by the ruler of Slave Dynasty, Qutubuddin-Aibak in 1199, which was later completed by his descendant Shams-ud-din-Iltutmish. He added three more storeys to this structure along with carved minarets.

It is situated in the Mehrauli region of Delhi, which is an ideal example of Indo-Islamic architecture style. This place also has a 7 m high iron pillar, which has not shown any sign of rust for more than 1,600 years.

Travellers can also come across some other famous monuments like Ala-i-Darwaza and Ala-i-Minar situated within the complex. The southern gateway of Quwwat-ul-Islam that is the Ala-i-Darwaza was built in 1311 by Ala-ud-Din. Ala-i-Minar was built by Ala-ud-Din Khilji, which is situated to the north of Qutb Minar.

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