Do you know that many rulers built beautiful and magnificent monuments in India? These historical monuments are famous around the world. One of these monuments is Qutub Minar.
Do you know why Qutub Minar is so famous? It is known for its rich history and impressive architecture. Let us read these 5 fun facts about Qutub Minar.
Who built Qutub Minar and when?
Qutub Minar was built between 1199 and 1220. Surprisingly, not just one but many rulers constructed it. Qutbuddin Aybak built the first floor and Iltutmish, Alauddin Khalji, Firozshah Tughalq, Muhammad Tuglaq and Ibrahim Lodi built the rest of it. No wonder it is a wonder.
Where is Qutub Minar located? Qutub Minar is located in the South part of New Delhi, India.
How high is Qutub Minar?
It is 72.5 m in height and the highest brick minaret in the world.
How does Qutub Minar look from the inside?
There are geometric patterns and small arches on the walls. Arabic inscriptions are written under the balcony. It has pillars inside. Walls also have beautiful flowers and design patterns.
What are the architectural features of Qutub Minar? There is a spiral staircase of 379 steps. At the foot of the minar is the Quwat-Ul-Islam Mosque. There are 5 stories in Qutub Minar, made of red sandstone. The architecture of Qutub Minar is both Islamic and South Asian style. It is within a rectangular courtyard with a big iron pillar.
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