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Qutub Minar Delhi is one of the most famous historical monuments of India. Not only in India but it is famous worldwide. Tourists from different countries visit to watch it’s beauty. So, it is important to have information about Delhi Qutub Minar-history-Alai darwaza-Alai Minar. Here is a short note on Qutub Minar:
About Qutub Minar
QutubMinar, the word “Qutub” refers “Poles of Justice” and “Minar” refers to “Tower”
This tower is located at Mehrauli in Delhi or you can say 15 km in south direction of New Delhi. This tower is made up by red sandstone and marbles.
Who built Qutub Minar?
When we talk about any historical monument, the first question arises in our mind that who built this beautiful building. Isn’t it so?
Qutab-ud-din Aibak constructed the QutubMinar as he got victory over the last hindu kingdom in Delhi. At that time Mughals used to construct victory towers to show off the victories that they have proclaimed.
However some of the beliefs says that this Minar was constructed to offer prayers as the tower is so tall that everyone can hear the prayer.
Qutub Minar History
QutubMinar, or a minaret which initially was constructed by Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1192. It is regarded as the tallest tower of India. It was completed in 1200 AD.
The Minar itself has a history on its construction, below are as follows:
On the year 1220, the minaret’s three storeys were added by the Aibak son in law and Iltutmish.
On the year 1369, the top storey was struck by the lightning. The affected storeys were destroyed by the Firoz Shah Tughlaq and they were taken under restoration of work which replaced two new stories every year.
Qutub Minar Architecture
QutubMinar’s architectural structural is designed in numerous ways. Each floor consists of unique designs on it.
The Minar itself has a circular staircase of almost 378 steps which leads to the top. These amount of steps takes much energy to reach on the top of the minar, but climbing on the top of the Minar and reaching to the top is a worth it scenic view.
There are numerous inscriptions in Arabic and Nagari characters which can be found in different places in the Minar.
What is the Height of the QutubMinar?
Well, the largest Minar of India is a beautiful scenic view which is of 234 feet high consisting with the diameter of 47 feet at the base and 9 feet at the peak.
Surroundings of the Qutub Minar
QutubMinar is surrounded by a greenery all around it and consists of loads of historical monument which are overall connected with the tower. Some of them are as follows
Iron Pillar of Delhi
The one of the finest Iron Pillar which is connected to the Minar consists of inscription in Sanskrit in Brahmi script which is of fourth century AD.
The Tomb of Iltutmish
This tomb of iltutmish is a plain square chamber of red sandstone consisting of arabesque patterns and is in geometrical shape. It was built in 1235 AD
Basis the inscriptions which is engraved on it, it was constructed by Alau’d-Din Khalji in AH 710 AD 1311. Alai’s Darwaza,is the southern gateway of the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque
The Tomb of Imam Zamin and much more..
The QutubMinar has become the quite popular tourist place for the tourists all around the world which overall is a pride for our country India and the world to have such a largest tower around the world. So have a visit over there and share your experiences of this amazing Minar.
Qutub Minar Timings
You can visit it on any day of the week. It is opened daily but has fixed visiting hours.
It’s visiting hours or timings are 7am-5pm daily.
Qutub Minar Photos