Famous as one of the most favored monuments around the country, the Qutub Minar also can be spelled as the Qutub Minar is the longest brick minaret around the world and can be seen as the second highest minaret in India just adjacent to the famous Fateh Burj in the Mohali region of Punjab.
The Qutub Minar is located in the famous Qutub Complex in the Mehrauli region of national capital Delhi, UNESCO world heritage site Qutub Complex is comprised of many historical valuable setups to let you amaze about the historical context of Delhi Sultanate started by the builder of Qutub Minar the famous emperor called Qutub Al-Din Aibak who started building up the minaret demonstrating his power over the sultanate and also building minaret was also meant to take charge over the long distance area from the top of the minaret.
People nowadays also feels amazed to see the height of minaret as it is 73 meters high if history to be believed it was at more height being demolished with natural causes and other emperors anguish over the structure.
Qutub Minar- Historical Context
Built by the famous Ghorid Dynasty emperor and the founder of Delhi’s sultanate Qutub Al-Din Aibak the famous minaret was meant to empower his part as the founder of Delhi Sultanate and offered a great sight to took charge over the security issues around the area. Build with the height of 73 meters nearly 240 huge height at that time and in diameter measuring 14.32 meters and at the base just 2.75 meters. Qutub Minar was a great show for his builder and demonstrate its power amongst the nearby sultanate.
In 1200 AD Qutub Minar was ready to be shine as the pride of Delhi and there were many add to its storey as well as try to demolish the minaret later, Qutub Al-din’s successor and his son-in-law IItumish added three more storey to minaret to offer it a new height and the best available structure throughout region. In 1369 lightning in the region demolishes the top storey of Qutub Minar diminishing its actual size and harmed it to the extent of 60% of the structure.
Firoz Shah Tuglaq took the task to restructure the historical building once again and decided through a successive plan to add two storeys to it every year in order to let it erect the way it was earlier, the new storyes added were made up of red stones and white marbles.
Qutub Minar is located in midst of many historical sites together sighted by as Qutub Complex by the World Heritage site. The tower of Qutub Minar is tagged with other ancient amusement as Iron Pillar of Delhi, Quwwat-Ul-Islam, the famous Alai Darwaza, the Tomb of II tumish, Alai Minar, Ala-ud-Din Madrasa and tomb and the Tomb of Imam Zamin. A great hub for the on-lookers and lovers of historical sites Qutub Complex with plenty of historical sites will be surely a treat for eyes.
The Qutub Minar Accident
The general public was allowed inside the Minar before 1974, people have access to climbing at the top of the Minar with help of the narrow staircase installed by its developer. The unfortunate accident happened on 4th December 1981 as due to technical fault in electricity supply stampede at the staircase region where 300 to 400 people were present becomes severe the darkness triggered panic situation as many people started rushing around the minaret. Most of the died people in the list were children came there for the picnic from school, taking note of the severe incident and it may counter in future also government decided to ban entry of general people inside the Minar.
There were also stories of suicide cases in the Minaret as the toll reaches up to 20-25, hampered people used to climb at the top of the minaret and jumped from their to kill themselves.
Many of the tourist around the world and from India opts to visit Qutub Minar while planning their holidays, for the lovers pf historical sites Delhi served as the right choice as there are many monuments in Delhi and its nearby area to look at and feel great about our ancestors and their great gift also on look at their culture through monuments as they connect past with the present.
Qutub Minar being a world heritage site is provided with options to easily reach there, the easiest way to reach Qutub Minar is through Delhi Metro as the station named Qutub Minar at the yellow line will surely mark the process easy to reach the historical site.
The HOHO Bus specially designed for Delhi Darshan let you enjoy sightseeing at the Qutub Minar and its nearby region, available guides and hub of historical sites will surely let you remember your lifetime journey to the famous Qutub Minar the longest brick Minaret in the world.