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City: Delhi State: N/A Country: India
The Qutub Minar is a landmark in Delhi. Standing at 72.5m, tall tower was built between 1193 and 1369 to commemorate Qutub-ud Aibak's victory over the last Hindu kingdom of Delhi. Made of sandstone and decorated with calligraphy, representing verses from the KoranThe base of the tower measure 50FT and the top just 8 FT. At the foot of the minar, stands the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, said to be India's oldest. At the corner of the mosque is an Iron Pillar, bearing 4th-century Sanskrit inscriptions of the Gupta period. It is said that anyone who can encircle it with their hands whilst standing with their back to it will have their wishes fulfilled.
Climate | When to Visit
Visit during: November to March