The Qutub Minar – A Visit to the Tallest Red Sandstone Minaret

It took me about 30 minutes to reach the Qutub Minar. The tallest red sandstone tower on the planet stood amazingly before me. Standing 72 meters high, this tower was constructed by Qutub-ud-commotion Aibak in 1193 in the wake of beating Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. It was developed to praise the triumph of attacking Mughal armed forces over the Hindu rulers.

The construction was completed by Firoz Shah Tughlaq after he constructed the fifth story in 1368. The tower has a width of 2.75 meters at the top and 14.32 meters at the base and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is encompassed by a few medieval and antiquated remains, and called the Qutub Complex. It was fabricated with the materials got from wrecking 27 Hindu Temples!

Throughout the years, the Minar got some harm because of characteristic catastrophes like quakes on numerous events but it was redesigned and repaired by Kings Rulings those periods. Yet because of wear and tear more than quite a while, the Minar is somewhat tilted towards one side. The minar is legitimately taken care of by the powers.

Qutub Minar Delhi

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The Qutub Minar has numerous floors, which have delightful cuttings and carvings. There are engravings all over the place in the tower. The divider extends from the top to the base, making it an extremely solid structure. I chose to climb the stairs. To start with it was simple, I continued considering the stairs I went up. At the same time in after 100 stares, it got to be extremely troublesome. Some way or another I managed to climb all the 379 steps.

At the top, I could see the 10,000 of small houses of the city. It was an awesome view from the top. I could see Siri and Jahanpanah and Hauz Khaz on the left. I could also see the Humayun's Tomb, which I had gone to, and Tughlaqabad, Jama Masjid, Purana Qila, Firoz Shah Kotla and the India Gate. There was a hot breeze blowing, so it was a bit uncomfortable and after at some point I descended.

It was 4 pm and I was truly drained moving up and down through the 379 stairs. So without squandering time, I went to the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, which is simply a couple of minutes from the Qutub Minar.

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

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