Qutab Minar

Built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi the Qutab Minar is a 73 m-high tower built in 1193 in what is known as the Qutab Complex. The tower has five storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi could only finish the basement. His successor, Iltutmush, added three more storeys, and in 1368, Firoz Shah Tughlak constructed the fifth and the last storey. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India.

Qutab Minar
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Anamit Sen
Anamit Sen
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553 x 1000 20 USD
1660 x 3000 39 USD
1827 x 3302 53 USD
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