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Interesting Facts About Qutub Minar

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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

A UNESCO Site

Qutub Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tallest Brick Minaret

Tallest Brick Minaret

Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world at a height of 72.5m.

Architecture of the Monument

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

The Iron Pillar inside the Qutub Complex is known for its hidden attributes and mysteries related to it.

Number of Stairs

Number of Stairs

There are 379 stairs inside the tower of Qutub Minar, which leads to the top.

Built with Stone

Built with Stone

The whole structure is built using red and buff sandstone. It also has verses from the Quran carved into it.

The Tilt

The Tilt

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

Balconies For Each Storey

There are protruding balconies that surround each storey of Qutub Minar.

Temples at the Site

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

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.

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