Qutub Minar, India

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Qutub Minar – India

Introduction

Qutub minar is an excellent tourist place in India which is attracting people from all over the world which has become a favourite tourist spot for tourists for enjoying the great construction of India which is  located in Delhi.

History

Qutub minar was built by Qutub ud-din Aibak who wanted to show the domination of muslims in Delhi. He possessed the throne of  Delhi in the year 1206. He wanted to have a structural form of victory and as a sign of muslim domination in Delhi. So he constructed a tower with a great height which can be seen from the long distances of Delhi showing the power and rule of mughals in that place.

Construction

Qutub minar is constructed as a slender tower which is typically a part of a mosque with a balcony from which a muezzin calls muslims to prayer. Qutub ud-din Aibak began this great construction of victory but finished only first floor. His inheritor Iltutmish who received the throne of Delhi from Qutub ud-din Aibak  finished the construction of remaining floors. After that the throne was received by Ferozshah Tughlaq who changed the fourth floor from its original form into two circular forms and with white marbles in the year 1368.

Specialities in Construction

Qutub minar was a great construction which reflects a new art and type of architecture which is well known as  the architectural style of Indo –Islamic. The measurement of base of Qutub minar is approximately 14.32 metres. The top of the this monument also almost measured as 2.75 meters

(i)The base of the first floor or storey  has a set of grooves in decorating the surface which are circular and alternate angular.

(ii) the second floor is totally round.

(iii) the third floor of Qutub minar has a set of grooves which are totally angular .

(iv) height of the tower is so much that almost 379 steps are to be climbed to reach the top of the minar.

(v) the verses of holy Quran were inscribed on sandstone walls .

(vi) the balconies in the minar are supported by extremely beautiful designs  by a tapering structure hanging like an icicle from the roof.

(vii) every floor or storey of this beautiful construction has a very special and attractive designs.

(viii) whole  Delhi city can be seen from the top of the minar .

(ix) the stones of this attractive structure are having the gods pictures of hindus on one side and Arabic writings on the other side.

 Conclusion

The Qutub minar is very important monument for representing the history of Indian culture. However, the Qutub minar is the first monument in India built by the muslim ruler which showed a new style of architecture mixed up of indo-arabic styles. Everyone should visit this place and experience the beauty of the the new architectural style.

How  to Reach Qutub minar and The Exact Location

The exact location of  Qutub minar is Aurobindo Marg, Qutb Complex , Mehrauli, New Delhi Local buses are available from different points in Delhi. Local guided tours are also conducted by Delhi Tourism and private operators. The nearest metro station is Qutub Minar. You can hire an auto from the metro station to reach here.

Delhi has an international Airport, the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Pre paid taxis, air conditioned and non A/C coaches all can take you to the Qutab Minar from the Airport.
 
 
Rail:-Delhi has a prime network of Indian railways  with trains running to and from all parts of the country.
 
Road:-major  places in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are having the bus facility for reaching Delhi.
 

 

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