Q is for Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar or Qutb Minar was built in 1193 to celebrate the Muslim defeat of the last Hindu kingdom in India. Our guide suggested that it was built as a Divine offering of thanks.

The minaret stands nearly 73 metres high and, like many of the other monuments we have discussed during our perambulation around the Golden Triangle, it is made predominantly of red sandstone.

I don’t have my own photo of the minaret, but you can find more information and see an image of this structure here or here .

A tall, proud tower,
Minar reaches up to thank
Victorious God.

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