Qutub Minar, Delhi

Qutub Minar complex is one among the 3 UNESCO world heritage sites located in Delhi. The other 2 being Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb. This complex consist of a number of monuments:

  • Qutub Minar, 72 m high 5 storey tower
  • Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque which was built with the architectural members taken from 27 Hindu and Jain temples after demolishing them.
  • Alai Darwaza, the southern gateway to the mosque.
  • Ala al Din Khalji Madrasab, center for religious teaching.
  • An iron pillar that never gets rusted. It has inscriptions in Sanskrit.
  • Tomb of Iltutmish
  • Half built Alai Minar, which has twice the diameter of Qutub Minar.

Visited on August 2013

Author: Sreejith Vijayakumar

Have a great liking for travelling and learning about different cultures and communities. Strongly believe that world is a wonderful place to live in.

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