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Qutb Minar, New Delhi

Qutb Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom.The Qutb Minar was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Sultan of Delhi, and was completed by his successor – Iltutmish.

Qutub Minar reflects a fusion of Indo-Islamic architecture and is pioneered as being the first of its kind to be erected. It has stood the test of time, etching its name as we all see it today. This structure showcases the architectural genius of 3 Imperial generations of and clearly narrates the distinct styles as seen in each floor.

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