Qutub Minar in Delhi is one of the most visited tourist attractions in India. It is one of the best historical monuments of India. Surrounded by many other prime attractions, Qutub Minar still stands tall among other attractions the country boasts of.
Here are some interesting facts about Qutub Minar which you may not be aware of.
A UNESCO Site
Qutub Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Tallest Brick Minaret
Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world at a height of 72.5m.
Architecture of the Monument
The structure portrays Indo-Mughal architecture with its beautifully done carvings and the intricate designs.
The Iron Pillar
The Iron Pillar inside the Qutub Complex is known for its hidden attributes and mysteries related to it.
Number of Stairs
There are 379 stairs inside the tower of Qutub Minar, which leads to the top.
Built with Stone
The whole structure is built using red and buff sandstone. It also has verses from the Quran carved into it.
The Qutub Minar is a little tilted to one side. This tilt is due to the number of additions and renovations done on the structure over the years.
Balconies For Each Storey
There are protruding balconies that surround each storey of Qutub Minar.
Temples at the Site
It is said that there were around 27 temples at the site which were destroyed by the invaders.
Visitors Not Allowed to Climb the Tower
Following an accident in 1981where many people lost their lives, the government has restricted visitors from climbing the tower.