Qutub minar, (Also spelled Qutb Minar) is the second tallest Minar in India with the height of 73 meters. It is situated in the Mehrauli region of Delhi. One of the tallest Minar is Fateh Burj situated in Punjab. The Minar is built by Red sandstone and marble. Qutub Minar is an Islamic Monument and now it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Qutub Minar is also known as Qutub Complex. The Minar constriction was beginning in 1192 by Qutb-ud-din-aibak and was carried by his heir, Iltutmish. The five storey Minar was completed in 1368 by Firoz Shah Tughlaq.
Accourding to a myth, the Qutub Minar was built by Prithviraj Chauhan, who was the last Chauhan King of Delhi Sultnat, to make possible to view holy river Yamuna, from the top of Minar while his daughter Worship.
A big accident was happened on 4 December 1981, more than 40 people were killed in the stampede. Most of sufferer was school children because at this time school children were allowed free entrée to historical tombstone on Friday. Before 1974, the general public could access to the top of Minar.
Qutb Minar is the tallest monument of Delhi and second tallest monument of India with the height of 73 meter. The Minar is taller than some famous Minar like Great Pagoda in China, Tower of Pisa, Italy and many more. It is remarkable monument of Mughal engineering. The architecture of Qutub Minar is mada by Afghan architect.
Qutub Minar is a five storey beautiful and historical Minar in Qutub complex. In this five storey Minar, the first three storeys are made with red sandstone and forth and fifth storey is made with Marble and Sandstone. It is decorated with sculptures and verses from the Qur’an.
By Air: Nearest airport is Indra Gandhi International Airport Delhi, which is almost 15 km away from Qutub Minar. Public buses and taxi are available here.
By Train: New Delhi railway station, old Delhi railway station, Cantt. Railway station, Palam railway station, Gurgaon railway station, from all those railway station you can get buses and taxi to reach on the Qutub Complex.
By Metro: Nearest metro station is Qutub Minar metro station.
By Road: From the all corner of Delhi, you can reach here easily.