14 Facts about Qutub Minar

Facts about Qutub Minar.

Qutub Minar situated on outskirts of Delhi is one of the most visited historical monument in India. One of the finest examples of of Indo-Islamic architecture Qutub Minar is the highest Brick minaret in the world.

Read on to this article and you will find some interesting facts about the Qutub Minar for sure. 

# Fact 1

Qutub Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage site, located in Delhi. 

# Fact 2

Its construction was completed by Iltutmish. It was built in the memory of Qutub-ud-din Aibak or 
Khwaja Qutub-ud-din bakhtiyar kaki.

# Fact 3

Qutub Minar is in Qutub complex, which contain other famous historical monuments. 

# Fact 4

Qutub Minar is standing tall at 73 metre high, with 379 steps to reach the top floor. 

# Fact 5

The diameter of base of Qutub Minar is 47 feet, which reduces to 9 feet on top floor. 

# Fact 6

Qutub Minar was once struck by lightning, which damaged its top floor. 

# Fact 7

The construction of Qutub Minar is done in in three stages. 

1. First Storey built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak. 2. Three more stories added by Iltutmish.
3. 2 more storeys added by Firoz Shah Tughlaq after the the top floor was
damaged by lightning. 

# Fact 8

The top two floors of Qutub Minar are different from rest of the minaret, as these were built later by Firoz Shah tughlaq. 

# Fact 9

Robert Smith of British Army,
once tried to add few more stories to the Qutub Minar but he did not succeeded.

# Fact 10

Qutub Minar is damaged twice by earthquakes in 1505 and 1803. 

# Fact 11

The Iron Pillar in Qutub Minar complex is standing strong without rusting for over two thousand years! That's marvellous. 

# Fact 12

In 14th century Alauddin Khilji tried to build a taller and beautiful minaret than Qutub Minar but at the time of his death construction was done for only 27 m and after his death no one showed interest in his dream. 

# Fact 13

Qutub Minar is the first Indian monument to have e ticket facility currently the ticket prices 35 for Indians and 550 for foreigners.

# Fact 14 

Before 1974, the general public was allowed to go to the top of the minar. 
On 4th December 1981, 45 people were killed in a stampede that caused due to an electricity failure that plunged the tower's staircase into darkness. 
Consequently, public access to the inside of the tower has been banned.

These were a few facts about Qutub Minar. 

That's all in this article. 

Thank you. 

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