Qutub Minar is one of the main tourist attractions amongst all the historical monuments of India.
Designed according to the Indo-Mughal architecture, it sports splendid and intricate design.
Many historians believe that it was named after Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of India.
It was declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. We bring to you some very interesting facts about it.
-This masterpiece of Mughal architecture is not exactly erect and is slightly tilted towards one side. This is due to the many additions and renovations that were made on the tower over the years.
-There are 379 stairs inside the tower, which lead to the top.
-The Minar contains numerous inscriptions in Arabic and Nagari characters, which narrate its history.
-During the rule of Firoz Shah Tughlaq, the minar’s two top floors were damaged due to lightning but were repaired by Firoz Shah.
-In 1505, Minar was damaged by an earthquake and was repaired by Sikandar Lodi.
-Qutub Minar is made up of red and buff sandstone, containing intricate carvings and verses from the Holy Quran.