Qutub Minar Information:

Qutub Minar is the tallest tower in India. It has a diameter of 14.32 m at the base and about 2.75 m on the top with a height of 72.5 m. The tower is made of red sandstone, on which the fine vertex of the verses of the Quran and the flowering of the vines has been done there’s 379 stairs in it. This tower has been approved by UNESCO as World Heritage site. It is the famous tower in Delhi as well. Qutb al-Din Aibak had started this tower to build in 1199 but he dead before complete it after his death his son-in-law and successor Shamsuddin Iltutmish completed it in 1368.

History Qutub Minar:

The Qutub Minar in India shows the prototype of all the minarets. It was influenced by Afghanistan’s Ghajini Mann Brick Victory Pillar. Iron pillars in the Qutub Minar have not been rusted since 2000 years. Parts of the Qutub Minar have been constructed same like the Hindu temples, which can be clearly seen in the Quwait-ul-Islam Mosque. On September 1, 1803, a major earthquake, Garhwal Kumaon, came to the Himalaya and during this time the Qutub Minar had severe damage. That time, the Qutub Minar was repaired by Major Robert Smith of the British Indian Army in 1828. They rebuilt the damaged parts of the tower and established a dome on the top of the Qutub Minar.

Quick info about Qutub Minar:

Address Aurobindo Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi – 110030
Established 1199-1368
Architectural style Indo-Islamic architecture
Built By Qutb al-Din Aibak, Iltutmish
Entry Fee
  • Rs. 30 for Indians
  • Rs. 500 for Foreigners
Visit Timings: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Nearest metro station Qutub Minar

Important Facts of Qutub Minar:

  1. The name of this tower was named on Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki.
  2. Qutub Minar is the largest tower which has made by Bricks.
  3. There is an iron pillar in the complex of the Qutub Minar. The specialty of this Iron pillar is that even after hundreds of years old, this stone has not been fought yet.
  4. The total height of Qutub Minar is 72.5 meters and it has 379 staircases. It has also been repaired from time to time.
  5. There are many more buildings in the Qutub Minar complex. The mausoleum of India’s first Quwait-ul-Islam-Masjid, Alai Darwaza and Iltutmish mosque is also here.
  6. According to inscriptions of Devanagari in the tower, this tower was damaged in 1326 and it was rectified by Muhammad bin Tughluq.
  7. Before 1974, the general public was allowed to access the top of the minar. But On December 4, 1981, 45 people were killed in a stampede because an electricity failure that plunged the tower’s staircase into darkness. Consequently, public access to the inside of the tower has been banned.
  8. Ala-ud-din Khilji also aimed to build a second tower exactly like the Qutub Minar, but twice as high but he couldn’t.
  9. Qutub Minar means ‘pole’ or ‘axis’ in Arabic
  10. Qutub Minar has became the world Heritage site in 1983.
  11. Qutub Minar has a Decorative Light Show every evening from 6:30 to 8pm as well as the Qutub Minar Festival in October/November.
  12. According to Hindus, Varahamihira was an astronomer who had built this tower. Which name is “Vastu Stambh”.
  13. If someone wants to go in the Qutub Minar so he cannot go because it is prohibited since 4th December 1984.
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