We reached here around 1 pm on Saturday, 22nd March. Thanx to our company for giving halfday on Saturday & holiday on every second Saturday, as other comps giving every Saturday off.......... After reaching in the middle of the garden, we all sat down on the soft grass motionless.
Qutub minar in red & buff standstone is the highest tower in India. It has a dia of 14.32m @ the base and about 2.75m on the top with a height of 72.5m
Qutb-u’d-Din Aibak laid down the foundation of Qutub Minar in AD 1199. The minar was said to have been built to celebrate the victory of Mohanned Gouri, the invader from Afgan, over the Rajputs in 1192.
Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, to the northeast of minar was built by Qutbu’dd-Din Aibak in AD 1198. It is the earliest mosque built by the Delhi Sultans. It consists of a rectangular courtyard enclosed by cloisters, erected with the carved columns & architectural members of 27 Hindu & Jain temples, which were demolished by Qutbu’d-Din Aibak as recorded in his inscription on the main eastern entrance.
The complex is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site & is one of the most popular tourist spot.