Low-angle full vertical view of the 72 meter-high Qutub Minar tower under cloudy skies, Delhi, India, 2009. Islamic reliefs adorn the five-story victory tower which marks the site of the first Muslim kingdom in Northern India in 1193. Qutb Minar was constructed with red sandstone and marble, and is the tallest minaret in India.
The Qutub Minar Complex, or Qutb Complex, in Mehrauli is composed of over 40 monuments and buildings, the best-known of which is the Qutb Minar which was built to honor the Sufi saint Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki. The Minar was added upon by his successor Iltutmish (or Altamash), and much later by Firoz Shah Tughlaq, a Sultan of Delhi. The complex, restored gradually by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Mehrauli Archaeological Park, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Locations: Asia, Geographic Locations, India
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