Qutb Minar

Qutub Minar (English: The Qutub Tower; Urdu: قطب مینار) also Qutub Minar, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi, India.[1] The Qutub Minar was constructed with red sandstone and marble, and is the tallest minaret in India,[2] with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft), contains 379 stairs to reach the top,[citation needed] and the diameter of base is 14.3 meters whereas the last store is of 2.7 meters. The Construction was commenced by qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1192 and completed by Iltutmish. [3][4] It is surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, collectively known as Qutub complex.[2][5] Tradition assigns the erection of the Pillar to Anang Pal, whose name it bears, with the date 1052 C.E.[6]

Qutab Minar is the nearest station on the Delhi Metro. A picture of the minaret also features on the Travel Cards issued by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

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