Built in the early 13th century a few kilometres south of Delhi, the red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar is 72.5 m high, tapering from 2.75 m in diameter at its peak to 14.32 m at its base, and alternating angular and rounded flutings. The surrounding archaeological area contains funerary buildings, notably the magnificent Alai-Darwaza Gate, the masterpiece of Indo-Muslim art (built in 1311), and two mosques, including the Quwwatu'l-Islam, the oldest in northern India, built of materials reused from some 20 Brahman temples.

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Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi

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Region
Asia and the Pacific
Country
India 
Category
Cultural
Name
Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
Selection Criteria (?)
(iv)
Year of Registered
1993
Keyword
Monument, Registered in 1993