Mehrauli
New Delhi

Qutb Minar is a 73m high victory tower which was built by the first ruler of Delhi, Qutb-ud-din Aibak between the 13th and 14th centuries.

There are five floors in the tower; the first three are made of red sandstone and the remaining two are made from a combination of marble and sandstone which shows how style changed over the time period it took to build the tower. The first mosque built in India is found at the foot of the tower.

One of the most famous features of the mosque is Delhi Column, a 7m iron column which dates back to the fourth century and was built in honour of the Indian god Vishnu. The Column is located in the courtyard of the mosque and has survived all the years without being damaged.

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