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Qutb Minar is the world’s tallest brick minaret at 73 meters high! The spire was erected as a victory tower to the newly established Mehrauli. The city’s leader, Qutb-ud-Din-Aibak, was the first Muslim ruler of the Mamluk Dynasty and Delhi Sultanate. He laid the first floor of the red sandstone spire, which his successors completed with marble and sandstone. Geometric and interlace patterns, including Quran passages, are etched into the stone to pay heed to Islamic influences. Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage Site for a closer look at the pristine carvings that look as if they were sculpted yesterday! Ruins from the preceding kingdom (called the Qila Rai Pithora) are scattered around the area, too!
Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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