Thursday, 30 April 2015

Qutub Minar, Delhi, India

Qutub Minar of Delhi is a beautiful monument, 73 metre high tower of victory. There is also a controversy that it served as a minaret to call the faithful to prayer. The first part of the tower was built during 1193 – 1200 A.D. by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Later some additions were made by his successors and finally completed by 1368. This is also evident from the different form of materials and styles used at different levels. The tower is also beautified by bands of inscriptions and by projecting balconies supported by decorated brackets.

The Mosque at the bottom of the tower is considered as the first Mosque in India, though there is another Mosque namely Cheraman Masjid of Kodungallur Taluk in Thrissur District of Kerala is also considered to be the first Masjid in India.

Qutub Minar is accessible by road and by Metro Rail. Nearby there is a Metro Rail station by the same name. Indira Gandhi International Airport is the nearest Airport.

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