Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is the world’s tallest minaret. Began in 1199, it was constructed to commemorate the victory over the Rajputs by an Afghani invader.

It’s more of a symbol than a real minaret, as it’s too tall for a muezzin to climb five times a day. And at 238 feet, the call to prayer at that height couldn’t be heard by anyone below.

A closer approach reveals intricate detail work. Nothing in India is without decoration.

Surrounding the tower is a complex of ancient structures.

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