Qutub Minar


The earliest specimen of the Muslim architecture is the Qutub Minar, a gigantic 72m tower, with five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony tapering from a 15m diameter at the base to 2.5m at the top. Near the Qutub Minar lies Quwwat-ul-Islam, considered to be India's oldest mosque, built in 1199. Visitors will also find an Iron Pillar, dating back to the 4th century AD. It is said that if you can encircle it with your arms while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled.