Thursday, August 13, 2009
Qutub Minar Delhi Tourist attraction
Are you planning to visit Delhi. There are many places in Delhi to visit. We will discuss one by one in the posts. First we will see Qutub Minar.
Qutub Minar is the highest tower in India, the turret of which once acting a a sentinel watching the movement of the ranks of aggressors and now keeping an eye upon the activities of the inhabitants of Delhi and its suburbs. Although the Minar has been damaged by lightening and earthquakes, yet its magnificence has been fascinating the minds of the people coming from far and wide. There are reasons to believe that the Qutub Minar was once called Prithvi Sthambh as it was initially the creation of Samrat Prithvi Raj Chauhan, the last Hindu ruler of India.
Qutubuddin Aibak refashioned it and rebuilt it in Muslim style in 1200 A.D. Qutubudin Aibak was the slave,army commander and the viceroy of Muhammad Ghori, King of Afghanistan. To celebrate the decisive victory over the Rajput forces the Chauhan King in 1192 A.D. in the field of Tarain, by Muhammad Ghori, Qutubuddin Aibak commenced the minar.
If you visit Qutub Minar try to see the hidden pathways, that are used by Kings during emergencies. In Qutub Minar don't tamper the walls, you should maintain cleanliness inside the campus.