In Pictures : Qutab Minar, Delhi

In Pictures : Qutab Minar, Delhi


Qutab Minar,Delhi


The Qutab Minar was built in early 13th century. Commissioned by Qutab uddin Aibak, the first Sultan of Delhi, it was completed by his successor Iltutmish. It is one of the most important monument in Delhi and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



It is not known whether Qutab Minar was named after Sultan Qutab uddin Aibak or Qutab Uddin Bhaktiya Kaki who was a famous Sufi saint. 





 

This red sandstone tower of Qutab Minar is 72.5 meters high and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Quran.



 


The area of Qutab Minar complex also has magnificent Alai-Darwaza ( Alai Gate ) and two mosques including Quwwatu'l Islam mosque. Quwwatu'l Islam mosque was also built by  Qutab uddin Aibak in 1198






It was allowed for general public to climb up to the top of Qutb Minar till 1981, However after a tragic  accident on 4 December 1981 resulting in death of 45 people ( mostly school children ) public access was forbidden.







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Qutab Minar attracts a lot of tourist from all over the world. ( It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India). It is located in Delhi, India. If you wish to know more about visiting Delhi please do not hesitate to write to us. 

 






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  1. Posted by La Vacanza Travel | 28 Aug 14

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