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Qutub Minar

A 73-meter tall UNESCO World Heritage Site, built in the early 13th century, known as India's tallest brick minaret.

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Start the second day of your Delhi itinerary at one of the tallest and oldest stone towers in the world. Construction on the 240-foot Qutub minaret began in 1193; the last story was completed in 1368. The minaret is a part of the larger Qutb archeological complex, which contains a fascinating array of ruins. You can explore tombs, a mosque, and an Iron Pillar (dating back to the 4th century). Each building has intricately carved stone walls; a closer look reveals flowers, animals, and swirling calligraphy.

bookedbyiman 3 years ago

Qutub Minar, located in New Delhi, India, is one of the most iconic World Heritage Sites in Asia. This towering minaret stands 73 meters tall and is adorned with intricate carvings and inscriptions. Visitors can explore the surrounding complex of ruins and temples, marvel at the stunning architecture, and learn about the rich history of this ancient monument.

seeker 1 year ago

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