... A great new UNESCO site showing one of the oldest monuments in Delhi and one of the tallest stone towers in India. Thanks a lot Gian Luca for thinking of me during travelling!! (Blog: World Postcards)
Qutub Minar at 73 meters (240 feet), is the second tallest minar in India after Fateh Burj at Mohali, with a diameter measuring 14.32 meters (47 feet) at the base and 2.75 meters (9 feet) at the peak. Inside the tower, a circular staircase with 379 steps leads to the top.
The tower is located in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India. It is made of red sandstone and marble.
The foundation of the tower was laid in 1199 by the then ruler Qutub-ud-din Aibak, which was later completed by his successor Shams-ud-din Iltutmish.
Qutub Minar, along with the ancient and medieval monuments surrounding it, form the Qutb Complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
J.R.D. Tata-"Builders of Modern India".