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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