Qutb minar Museum
Museum type :
Archaeological Museum

Established in :
1907

Holidays :
FRIDAYS

Visiting Hours :
10 A.M. TO 5.00 P.M.

Contact No :

Location :
New Delhi , India

Display Objects :

It includes details of QUTB MINAR. Then the Qutub Minar sculptures of early Western Chalukyas of 7th to 8th cent A.D.




Description :

The Qutub Minar is 72 meters high (237.8 ft) with 379 steps leading to the top. The diameter of the base is 14.3 meters wide while the top floor measures 2.75 meters in diameter. Surrounding the building are many fine examples of Indian artwork from the time it was built in 1193. A second tower was in construction and planned to be taller than the Qutub Minar itself. Its construction ended abruptly when it was about 12 meters tall.The name of this tower is given as Alau Minar and construction of recent studies shows that this structure has been tilted in one direction. Inspired by the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan and wishing to surpass it, Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, commenced construction of the Qutub Minar in 1193, but could only complete its base. His successor, Iltutmish, added three more storeys and, in 1368.