The Qutub Minar in Delhi, one of India's most well-known landmarks, is the world's highest brick minaret. It could be the size of a contemporary 20-story high-rise residential structure thanks to its astonishing height of 238 feet (72.5 metres)!
The Qutub Minar is a part of a larger complex that includes several other historically significant structures, including several tombs.
Every new dynasty conquered Delhi, including the Khiljis, Tughlaqs, and the British East India Company, adding a new building to the complex.
THINGS TO DO AT QUTUB MINAR:
- The monument's austere, towering look as well as the numerous Hindu and Muslim ruins nearby both arouse a sense of mystery:
The interior of this tower is equally interesting to explore because it has elaborate carvings and lovely patterns that date back more than 900 years. Admire the magnificent Holy Quran passages portrayed in the breathtaking carvings on the Qutub Minar's walls. The calligraphy and letter sizes appear to be the same whether you read from the top or bottom of the minaret. These carvings are still lovely to look at, even though some of their components have been harmed by the elements over time.
- Discover the glorious past as you observe the various monuments:
- The Iron Pillar of Delhi - The Iron Pillar of Delhi is not only a magnificent historical structure but also an aberration in science that has for centuries amazed and perplexed scientists, professionals, and ordinary people alike. The pillar's ability to resist rusting despite being constructed of iron years ago and exposed to oxygen is its most intriguing attribute.
- Alai Minar - Located in the same complex as the Qutub Minar, Alai Minar is an incomplete historical building. Being an overly ambitious monarch, Alauddin Khilji desired to construct a minar double the size of the Qutub Minar. But this goal was never achieved, and the building was finished when he passed away.
- Iltutmish's Tomb - Iltutmish was the third Mamluk king. It is a stunning building with three prayer niches made of fine marble. Because the central column of the building is higher than the other two, it has an intriguing architectural attractiveness.
- Mosque Quwwat-ul-Islam - The Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque is unique since it is considered Delhi's first mosque ever to be constructed. White marble, grey quartz, and red sandstone were used in its construction.
- Zafar Mahal - The Qutub Complex's Zafar Mahal is noteworthy since it is thought to be the last structure built by the Mughal emperor before the British Empire deposed them.
- Begumpuri Masjid - The mosque was built of lime plaster and grey quartzite, afterwards covered with mortar, near the Aurobindo Ashram.
- Purchase some souvenirs from neighbourhood marketplaces or hawkers at Dukaan Buzzaria
Do you enjoy purchasing ethnic goods? Buzzaria Dukaan offers a variety of unique, traditional Indian goods. It is surrounded by various eateries that will titillate your taste senses. You can buy Indian clothing, vintage jewellery, cosmetics, lamps, gifts, and other things here.