10 Interesting Qutub Minar Facts

Qutub Minar Facts

Qutub Minar Facts

  • There are 379 stairs inside the minaret to reach the top.
  • The Qutub Minar was perceived as the symbol of the beginning of Muslim rule in India.
  • There is a 2,000 years old iron pillar in the complex that hasn’t rusted in over two centuries.
  • There are more than half a dozen other minor monuments in the Qutub Minar Complex, that include mosques, tombs and pillars.
  • Qutub Minar is 73 metres (240 feet) tall.
  • The diameter of Qutub Minar is 14.32 metres at the base and 2.75 metres at the top.
  • Qutub Minar was built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193.
  • The construction of the Qutub Minar was started by Qitub-ud-Din Aibak, but he only constructed the basement. The construction of the tower was later taken over by his successor Iltutmish who constructed three more stories. The last two storeys were completed Firoz Shah Tuglak.
  • Qutub Minar is named after Qutb al-Din Aibak – the founder of Delhi Sultanate.
  • The Iron Pillar located in Delhi, India, is a 7 m column in the Qutb complex. The iron pillar has stood the test of time and resisted rust since the last 2000 years.
Qutub Minar Facts
Interesting Qutub Minar Facts

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