Qutab Minar in Delhi
The Qutab Minar is an Indo-Islamic architectural wonder. This 239 feet (72.5 meters) sandstone tower is situated at the Qutab complex, Aurabindo Marg, close to Mehrauli and 14 kilometers towards the south of Connaught place in Delhi.
The meaning of “Qutab Minar” is axis minaret. This tower has five storeys and each of these has a projecting balcony. The Qutab Minar is the highest stone tower in India. The diameter at the base is 14.32 meters and at the top is about 2.75 meters.
The ground storey and two storey’s above it, are made of red sandstone. There are heavy indentations coupled with disparate styles of fluting. On the bottom floor, the fluting is alternately round and angular.
On the second floor, the fluting is round and on the third it is angular. The top two floors are constructed of sandstone and marble. The decoration of this tower is Islamic in character.