One of the best fascinating places in Delhi to visit and collecting lots of facts and introducing things. The Qutub Minar is established in Delhi capital of India. It is the world’s tallest brick tower ever. It has five stories. The height of Qutub Minar is 284 feet and its base diameter is 14.32metres.
The Minar has 379 stairs to reach the top of the floor. Each story was separated from one below there are also decorated balconies. First, three-story is told about the architecture in vogue at the time. Qutb Minar is another great masterpiece of Mughal architecture.
Lots of inscription all around the tower which reveal that IItutmish finishes the tower. The construction of Qutub Minar is made by the material is red sandstone.
” The architecture history of Qutub Minar”
The history of Qutub Minar is also quite interesting. Earlier, the construction of Minar firstly established by the Prithviraj or his uncle after winning the Delhi battle from the tumor Rajputs. After that, the construction was completed by the Qutb al-Din Aibak successor. Which lead the tower taller and attractive.
Firstly Qutub Minar has only one story. For the renovation of Qutub Minar, The Mughal architecture used the brick which is used to make the Hindu temple just to complete the construction as soon as possible.
It is also known that when the war between Alauddin and Deccan was finished Alauddin thought he will make a victory tower which is similar to Qutub Minar. But unfortunately, Alauddin has died at the start of construction work and no one carried on to finish the initiative taken by Alauddin.
History of Qutb al-Din Aibak was born in Afghanistan. Also, he is a more educated person and felt many battles. Qutb al-Din Aibak called a slave by Mohamed Ghauri as he sold the Afghan warlord.
He proves himself after his master’s death he took over his possession after that he comes India felt many battles with Rajput then defeated them and conquered Delhi to mark their victory. In 1503, Sikander Lodi makes a big change in the Qutub Minar. Around 400 years after Qutb al-Din Aibak began its construction in 1202AD.
As I said the earlier original tower has only one story. Later some more story was added and enlarged the inner chambers. Now, it has three stories that are established by the architecture.
This monument is also destroyed twice due to lighting in the 14th century. Then a few years later Sikander Lodi added more story to the tower giving its current shape and size. A few years back tourists are allowed to go at the top of the floor but due to the one incident. The stairs are closed.
It was a very great day when some students come to visit this beautiful historical monument but when they are going upside some students fell down which lead to their death.
If you are thinking to go upwards it is not possible now. But on the other hand, you can enjoy the beauty of this monument from outside. Also, there is some monument around this Minar which include Alai Darwaza, Tomb of Iltutmish, and two mosques. Near the Qutub Minar tour, there is one Iron pillar whose height is 7 meters.
myth: (there is myth people believe that if a person surrounds the Iron pillar with their hands and wishes for something then his/her wish will complete by some unknown positive spiritual soul.)
Entry timing of Qutub Minar
If we talk about timing. so the opening time is 6 am to 6 pm every day. Entry structure: for Indian 10 rupees per head and for foreigner 250 per head. children under 15 years of entry are free.
How to reach Qutub Minar
How to reach, if you are outside of Delhi or country. then first reach to Delhi and after that, you can simply take the metro train through the yellow line to reach Qutub Minar. Qutub Minar is a station so don’t feel fear. After that, there is a walking distance of 10 min. so you can simply reach your destination.
I visited several times it is a really good experience there are lots of tourists who come across the world. It is the monument of Delhi which fascinates the people.