The Qutub Minar is a tall brick Minaret at the centre of an ancient complex. It is located in New Delhi, India. The Minaret was built in 1200 AD when construction work was started for it. However, after lightning had struck the tower destroying it completely, it was rebuilt after 1369.
Why it is special: Surrounded by beautiful and historic monuments, the Qutub Minar stands 73 metres tall and is the tallest brick minaret in the world. The minaret itself is built of red sandstone and marble and is decorated with iron carvings and verses from the Quran. Its façade comprises cylindrical shafts separated by balconies. A circular tower with 379 steps goes all the way to the top. Incidentally, this Minaret is also the first Indian monument to have an e-ticket facility.