World’s tallest minaret, the Qutub Minar, is located in New Delhi’s Mehroli area. Made from red and yellow sandstone, it is 72.5 meter high and has a total of 379 stairs. It’s circumference on eth base is 14.32 meters which becomes 2.75 meters when it reaches the top. It is a gem of the ancient India’s architecture. All its floors have a roof coming out which surrounds the minaret. It has been lent support through stone barricades. The building is decorated with honey hives which are more visible on the first floor.
Its building process was started in 1199 by the Qutub – ud – in Aibak, the first king of the Muslim Slave Dynasty. He had the ground floor and the first floor constructed. After that his son – in – law and the later king, Shams – Ud – in – Iltutmish, had three more floors built. He remained the king of Delhi for 24 years from 1211 to 1236.
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In 1326, Emperor Muhammad – bin – Tuglaq of the Tuglaq Dynasty did some restorations to it and then in 1368 another king of the same dynasty, Ferozshah Tuglaq added a few more things to the campus. It is said that the name of the minaret has been kept on Qutub – ud – in Aibak but according to some historians its name was kept under famous Muslim ascetic Khwaja Qutubudin Bakhtiar kaki. It is believed that Qutub Minar’s use was made in the form of Kuvvat- Ul- Islam Masjid’s minar which was close by. In this monument verses from Quran are also written. On its walls names of those Emperors and empires are also written who have time to time renovated this building. Qutub Minar is included in world heritage list of UNESCO.