Qutub Minar - A Perfect Monumental Attraction of India by VirginiaLuther


									   Qutub Minar - A Perfect Monumental
           Attraction of India

Place : Delhi
Significance: Highest stone tower in India
Best Time to visit: October to March
Timings : Sunrise to Sunset .
Qutub Minar is an UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi, India. It is
also the most significant Indian monument attractions. It is one of the
earliest and most prominent pattern of Indo-Islamic architecture. It was
constructed with red sandstone and marble. This is considered to be the
tallest minaret in the world. It covers a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft),
contains 379 stairs to reach the top, and the diameter of base is 14.3
meters whereby the last store is of 2.7 meters. It is surrounded by several
other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, collectively known as
Qutub complex.
Construction of Qutub Minar was started by 1st Sultan of Slave
Dynasty Mohammad Qutub-uddin Aibak in the year 1193. But due his
premature and sudden demise,the work could not be finished by him.
Later on it was completed by his son-in-law and next Sultan Iltuthmish.
It is being told that Qutub Minar was constructed as a tribute to
Moulana Qutubuddin Kaki, a saint from transoxiana, who came to India
and lived here. Sultan Qutub-uddin Aibak was follower of him and
showed great respect to him. Sultan Qutub-uddin Aibak constructed
Qutub Minar in the memory of Saint Qutubuddin Kaki. According to the
inscriptions on its surface it was repaired by Firuz Shah Tughlaq (AD
1351–88) and Sikandar Lodi (AD 1489–1517). Major R.Smith also
repaired and restored the minar in 1829.
The Qutab Minar area is home to the tombs of Zafar Mahal, Jamali-
Kamali and Adham Khan who are the admired persons of India. The
tower that took 20 years to complete and position today as one of the
country's oldest structures and among its most visited Indian monument
attractions. Travellers to the premises of the Qutab Minar can travel
around its tempting features such as the inscriptions engraved on the
tower walls. Those scriptures are verses which are taken from the Holy
Quran.There are almost 379 steps in Qutub Minar. A visit to upstairs of
Qutub Minar will make an exciting experience. The very top of the tower
presents the bird's eye view of the city, which is simply magnificent. And
also it includes the views of walls of Tughlaqabad, Hauz Khaz, Purana
Qila, Humayun's Tomb, Jama Masjid and Firoz Shah Kotla. The climb
might be so tiresome. But it is one of the wonderful journey with one
storey at a time and the magnificent view which is seen at the top of
Qutub Minar, makes it significance the effort.
It also believed that if any person can enclose the entire column with their
arms having their back towards the pillar will have their desire
accomplished. Thus here by, Qutab Minar is considered to be one of the
most Indian monument attractions You must visit this place.

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