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The Might of Qutub Minar

The might of Qutub Minar in Delhi can be felt once you see it up close. The closer you are with this lone brick minaret, the smaller you become. However, there’s something about this ancient piece of masonry that makes it worth a visit when you’re in Delhi.

Aside from the towering minaret, there are other things around that could be of interest to you. Don’t look at the ruins from afar, but see them closer and you’re in for a surprise. The intricate carvings on columns and walls would leave you speechless. They’re works of talented people from the past who might have considered these as their masterpieces.

Read on some of the interesting facts about the might of Qutub Minar.

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

Qutub Minar is the world’s tallest minaret made up of piled bricks. It stands at 72.5 meters.

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

Since it is made of bricks, the building process took 75 years to complete! Yes, 75 years!

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

And it also took three kingdom rulers to build it.

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

For some, Qutub Minar is considered as a “Tower of Victory,” built to celebrate the end of the ruling Hindu Kingdom.

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

There are 379 steps inside, leading to the tower’s pinnacle.

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

However, due to a stampede accident that happened in 1981 where 45 people died, the city government won’t anymore allow visitors to climb the stairs.

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

The minaret has six storeys and each of them is punctuated by a round balcony.

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

The Might of Qutub Minar (New Delhi, India).

If you also look closer, the minar has Arabic inscriptions from the Holy Quran.

The Might of Qutb Minar (New Delhi, India).

The Might of Qutb Minar (New Delhi, India).

If you go around the Qutub complex, you’ll find the ruins of the mosque believed to be the first one in India.

The Might of Qutb Minar (New Delhi, India).

The Might of Qutb Minar (New Delhi, India).

Qutb Minar is built in an area where there used to be 27 Hindu temples.

The Might of Qutb Minar (New Delhi, India).

The Might of Qutb Minar (New Delhi, India).

Look at this huge gate! Don’t you think it’s beautiful?

The Might of Qutb Minar (New Delhi, India).

The Might of Qutb Minar (New Delhi, India).

Looking up and down this wall makes you speechless. The designs are so complex and so elaborate.

The Might of Qutb Minar (New Delhi, India).

The Might of Qutb Minar (New Delhi, India).

Travel Tip: 
I think it’s better for you to start your day of sightseeing at Qutb Minar in the morning to avoid the traffic but go there before the morning rush hour. It’s in the south part of New Delhi and the city is known for its horrible traffic mess.

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