Situated in Delhi, the Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world. This world heritage site was constructed in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din-Aibak and it has been witness to a rich piece of Indian history. This second highest minar in India attracts art lovers and history buffs from all parts of the world. It continues to be one of major tourist attractions in the capital city of India.
There’s also Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque at the foot of the minaret which is considered the first mosque to be built in India. There’s 7 meters high iron pillar in the mosque’s courtyard. It is believed that if one encircles it with his/her hands while standing with back to it, then his/her wish will be fulfilled. Additionally, the tower is surrounded by green garden which makes it a favorite destination of tourists.
The general public was once allowed to go inside the tower and get access to the top of minar in old days. But in December 1981, people were killed due to electricity failure and tower’s staircase was plunged into darkness; and following this accident, Qutub Minar’s door now remains shut to access the tower from inside. In overall, visiting this piece of monument is like getting a rich slice of history for sure!