The Qutb Minar and its monuments are an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world and stands in the Qutab Complex located at Aurabindo Marg, near Mehrauli, 14 Km south of Connaught place in Delhi. The complex has a number of other important monuments- the gateway built in 1310, the Alai Darwaza, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque; one of the oldest existing mosques in India, the tombs of Altamish, Alauddin Khalji and Imam Zamin; the 2000 year old 7m high Iron Pillar- the Alai Minar; another tower 27m high, the Madrasa or School, great screen of Qutbuddin Aibak in the mosque etc.

India’s capital, New Delhi has enchanting ancient monuments, a vivacious performing-arts scene and wonderful museums scattered across it and it is home to the attractive monument Qutab Minar, the highest tower in India. It is said to have been built as a victory tower by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1192. However, only the first story was completed by Qutub-ud-din while the other stories were created by his successor and son-in-law, IItumish. The tower has a projected balcony encircling it, supported by stone brackets, carefully decorated with honeycomb design more perceptibly in the first storey.

Amazing Pictures of Qutab Minar

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