Qutub Minar is an exquisite example of indo-Islamic Afghan architecture that was constructed in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, and later completed by his successor Iltutmish.
This world heritage site is the pride of Delhi and India’s most visited monument attracting over 3.5 million visitors every year and it is a particular favourite with tourists. The tall minaret is surrounded by lush green gardens and once you have climbed the 379 steps the view of these gardens and of Delhi from its summit is staggering.
The architecture of this monument is a Mughal masterpiece, the base of first storey has alternate angular and circular flutings, the second one is round and the third storey of the Qutub Minar has angular flutings. The balconies projecting out heighten the beauty of the Minar. Verses from the holy Qur`an are carved on the sandstone walls of this monument that is used for the purpose of calling people to prayer in the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque.
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