The Qutb complex of buildings, mosques and tombs were built by the Delhi sultans, pre-Mughal. The most impressive site there amidst the great ruins, is the “Qutab Minar” tower or minaret which stands at 237.8 feet high. It was started in 1192AD and finished around 1230AD. It was used as a watchtower and minaret; a very impressive structure for 821 years old. There was also the base of another large tower, the Alai Minar that was planned to be perhaps well over 300 feet high. While we wandered around the grounds we ran into legions of schoolgirls on a field trip who constantly waved at us and wanted their photos taken. Cute! Anyway these are the first ruins I’d seen in India that were hundreds of years old and it was amazing.
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