A Peek into History of Qutb Minars
Qutb Minar is the second largest tower in India, length wise, and pegged onto the land of Delhi. The building process of Minar started in AD 1199 by Qutub-ud-din Aibak. The topmost part of the tower is nested at 73 meters from the ground. To get there, a person will have to climb 379 stair steps. However, due to the stampede in 1981, when more than 40 people were killed in a stampede inside the tower, since then the entry to inside has been restricted for safety purposes.
Qutb Minar is a common delight to the visitors in Delhi, including Red Fort and Iron Pillar. Excluding the Red Fort, both of the constructions lie in the Qutb Complex with many others to list; such as Sanderson’s Sundial and Imam Zamin’s Tomb.
The building is constructed from red sandstone, the same used in construction of Red Fort. Initially, lesser number of floors were planned for the Minar, but in AD 1220, the successor to Aibak insisted so, three floors being added to the top then. The same were struck by lightning in AD 1363, being completely destroyed. The building was got refurbished by Firoz Tughlaq Shah in 1351 to 1388.
Watch out for the building itself and other marvellous creations under the Mughal Construction. The radius is packed with shops and restaurants making the excursion bit more exciting.
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