The Qutab Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world and an excellent example of Indo-Islamic architecture. The tower is in the Qutab complex at Mehrauli in South Delhi. The Qutab Minar and its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Qutub Minar is 72.5 meters high (237.8 ft) with 399 steps leading to the top. Entry inside the minaret is however closed. The diameter of the base is 14.3 meters wide, while the top measures 2.75 meters in diameter. Construction began in 1193 AD and the fifth & final storey was competed in 1368 AD. The Iron Pillar of Delhi, one of the world’s foremost metallurgical curiosities, also stands in the famous Qutab complex.
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