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Qutub Minar

On Saturday, I was wondering what to click and was really short of ideas. Then it struck me that the Qutub Minar would be a nice place for some great pics and I had never been there since I was in primary school. So I picked up my friend Pankaj from his office and we reached Qutub around 4 in the afternoon.

Qutub Minar was built by Qutb-u-din Aybak in 1193 century, but he died and only the basement was complete by then. His successor Iltutmish in constructed 3 more stories and it was finally completed with the fifth story completed by Feroz Shah Tughlak in 1368. It is 14.3 metres wide at the bottom and 3.8 metres wide at the top. It stands 72.5 metres high and was the tallest structure in Delhi for centuries. The Qutub Minar and other constructions around it are an example of the fusion of Persian and Indian architectural styles.

Qutub Minar

On Saturday, I was wondering what to click and was really short of ideas. Then it struck me that the Qutub Minar would be a nice place for some great pics and I had never been there since I was in primary school. So I picked up my friend Pankaj from his office and we reached Qutub around 4 in the afternoon.

Qutub Minar was built by Qutb-u-din Aybak in 1193 century, but he died and only the basement was complete by then. His successor Iltutmish in constructed 3 more stories and it was finally completed with the fifth story completed by Feroz Shah Tughlak in 1368. It is 14.3 metres wide at the bottom and 3.8 metres wide at the top. It stands 72.5 metres high and was the tallest structure in Delhi for centuries. The Qutub Minar and other constructions around it are an example of the fusion of Persian and Indian architectural styles.

comments (6)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 14 Mar 2007, 01:48
What a fantastic history lesson, Thomas. And oh my. What a fascinating structure. I have never seen something like it, ever. I sure hope you have more pics from this trip!
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Ginnie, I hope you'll find the other posts as fascinating smile Thanx again for the appreciation.
  • Vini
  • 14 Mar 2007, 03:40
A great capture !! u really got the essence of history in the pic.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx smile
  • Ellie
  • 14 Mar 2007, 22:41
That's amazing.

My first thought was that it was a lighthouse, but clearly not. Thanks for both a detailed and interesting picture, and also the information about the structure.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx for stopping by Ellie smile
  • Mia
  • US of A
  • 14 Mar 2007, 22:49
To think about it, it was once one of the tallest structures to be made entirely of stones smile Or something like that. Nice shot, have they opened up the Minar for people to go on top?
Thomas Mathew: Correct, it still is the tallest structure made just out of sandstone. Thanx smile Sadly, the Minar is still out of bounds for people.
  • Andy
  • 20 Mar 2007, 09:09
We should get a bunch of Delhi shutterchancers together and go off on a Sunday morning photoshoot.
Thomas Mathew: Thats a great idea Andy. I know Amit and myself are based in Delhi, now that you too are part of the bunch, I guess we can start a thread on Shutterchance for the same - we can get more people that way. Hope to catch up soon smile
Sexy Shot! Excellent Frame and colours man!
Keep Rockin!
Thomas Mathew: Thanx dude - where have u been? Long time...??

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