Qutub Minar (Qutb Minar)
Qutub Minar is the 2nd tallest minar situated in Delhi, it is about 73 metres high and built of marble and red sandstone. It is a five storey building. The stairs of the complex has about 375 steps. Initially, Qutub Minar is an Islamic Monument engraved with Arabic messages is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutub Minar dates back to 13th century. It is enclosed by some other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, which were known as the Qutub complex. Qutub Minar is the most famous tower of victory in the world.
Construction of Qutub Minar begins in the year 1192 by Qutb-ud-din Aibak and was carried on by his heir, Iltutmish. Renovation of this tower was done in the year 1368 by Firoz Shah Tughlaq and also in this year the fifth and the last storey of the complex was built.
According to a myth the Qutub Minar was founded by Prithviraj Chauhan, the last Chauhan king of Delhi, to enable his daughter to watch the holy river Yamuna, from its top as part of her daily worship.