-Qutub Minar- Delhi

 

The Qutab Minar located in Delhi is the world’s tallest brick tower. Following the Fateh Burj of Mohali, the Qutab Minar is said to be the second tallest tower in India. Qutub Minar is located in Mehrauli, Delhi, where access can be made by both the Delhi Metro and Bus. The height of this tower is 72.5 meters (237.86 feet). Diameter of the base of the tower is 14.32 meters (47 feet), which becomes 2.75 meters (9 feet) on the summit. This tower of Qutub area has also been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. This minaret is a unique specimen of Islam and Hindu architecture. 379 stairs have been made to go up inside the tower. Qutub Minar Metro Station is the best way to go to Qutub Minar


The construction work of Qutub Minar was started in 1200 CE by Kutubuddin Aibak, founder of the first Sultani state of Delhi. In the year 1220, his successor, Iltutmish, built three floors in this tower. After this, in 1369, due to lightning falling from the sky, the damage to the top of the tower was greatly damaged, which was repaired by the Feroz Shah Tughlaq.
The construction work of Qutub Minar was started in 1200 CE by Kutubuddin Aibak, founder of the first Sultani state of Delhi. In the year 1220, his successor, Iltutmish, built three floors in this tower. After this, in 1369, due to lightning falling from the sky, the damage to the top of the tower was greatly damaged, which was repaired by the Feroz Shah Tughlaq.
A number of historical buildings have also been built around the Qutub Minar which is historically linked to this tower and is part of the Qutub campus. These buildings include Delhi’s Iron pillar, Quwt-ul-Islam Mosque, Alai Darwaza, Iltutmish’s Tomb, Alai Minar, Alauddin’s Madrasa and Makbarra and Imam Zaman’s Tomb. Other buildings include Major Smith’s hunky and Sanderson’s solarium.
In the north of Qutub Minar, there is the Quwtut-ul-Islam Mosque, which was built by Qutbuddin Aibak in 1192. This is the earliest established mosque of the Indian subcontinent, which still exists today. After this an archer was constructed and the mosque was extended by Iltutmish (1210-35) and Alauddin Khilji.
The tallest tower in the tower is 1368 A.D. Was destroyed due to the fall of power, which was rebuilt by the Feroz Shah Tughluq. After this, the Feroz Shah Tughlaq constructed two more floors which can be easily identified because the floor was constructed with white marble. There was some loss due to earthquake in 1505 which was repaired by Sikandar Lodi.


Due to the terrible earthquake in 1 August 1903, the Qutub minar was greatly damaged. Major Robert Smith of the British Indian Army rebuilt this tower in 1928 and built it on a hollow minaret as well. Later this cavity was deleted as per Lord Haringe’s order. After all these orders, the governor of Pakistan got it installed in the east of Qutub Minar, which is still present today.

Location: Qutub Minar Metro Station is the best way to go to Qutub Minar.

                   Important information:

 The Qutub Minar complex can be entered from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Qutub Tower remains closed during the weekend. In order to enter the tower, the committee has set some fees, according to which Indians will get Rs. Rs 10 and Rs. Rs 250 has to be paid. You can do free photography at Qutub Minar Campus.

1 thought on “-Qutub Minar- Delhi

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *