Qutub Minar : Interesting Facts

Qutub Minar is one of the most spectacular monuments of India. It is one of the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. Qutub-ud-Din Aibak built this magnificent minaret in 1193 to celebrate Muslim dominance in Delhi after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu ruler. It is the highest brick minaret in the world. Qutub Minar is 72.5 meters high and also known as 'Tower of Victory'. 

Some interesting facts - 
There are 379 stairs inside the tower leading to the top

The tower has five distinct stories

It has a diameter of 14.32 meter at the base
The first 3 stories are made of sandstone, other remaining are made of marble & sandstone

The top floor was destructed by lightning and rebuilt by Firoz Shah Tughlaq

Before 1974, the general public was allowed to go up to the top floor

Public access was banned after a stampede that killed 45 people in 1981
Construction of this historical monument was for making calls for prayers

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Opening Time: 7AM - 5PM Daily
Best time to visit - Weekdays Morning
Time spent in visiting - half a day
Nearest Metro - Qutub Minar Metro Station
Entry Fee - Rs. 30 (Indian), Rs. 500 (Foreigner)
Address: Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi, India
Online Ticket Booking Official Link - https://asi.payumoney.com/#/


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