The Qutub Minar is a historical monument located in Delhi, India, and is one of the most iconic and significant structures in the country. It is part of the Qutub Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which includes several other structures dating back to the medieval period. The Qutub Minar stands as a testament to India’s rich architectural and cultural heritage.
Constructed in the early 13th century, the Qutub Minar is a five-story tower made primarily of red sandstone and marble. The tower stands at a height of approximately 73 meters (240 feet) and is adorned with intricate carvings and verses from the Quran. The construction of the Qutub Minar was initiated by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the founder of the Delhi Sultanate, and was later completed by his successors.