Speaking about the monuments, one cannot go further without mentioning or visiting this magnificent piece of Mughal Islamic craftsmanship, Qutub Minar. A monument built in commemoration of victory over the last Hindu ruler and advent of Muslim rule of that era, Qutub Minar is an important part and monument in the UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Mehrauli area in Delhi.
Built using red sandstone, this 73-metre tall minar/tower with a base diameter of 14.32m and 2.75m on the top has a spiral staircase running up to 5 stories. The foundation of the minar was laid in 1199 A.D by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak, the founder of Delhi Sultanate, but was completed over a period spanning 28 years, by his successors. One of the most important “Towers of Victory” in the Islamic world, Qutub Minar is an example of early Afghan architecture. The details like the Arabic inscriptions, delicate jaali work on the projected balcony encircling the tower and the elegance of this massive tower can be appreciated only by spending time and watching the tower from all possible places in the huge Qutub complex where it stands.