Qutub Minar

1202 A.D

Height: 71.32 metres


Stone minaret to the south of the Quwatul Islam mosque. Popularly known as the Qutub Minar, it was constructed to highlight Islamic presence in India. Construction was started on the Minar by Qutubuddin Aibak and completed by Firoz Shah Tughlak.

Photograph © Medha Malik Kudaisya -- may be used without prior permission for any educational or scholarly purpose.

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