A VIEW OF QUTAB MINAR
Location: New Delhi
Founded By: Qutub-ud-Din Aibak
Founded In: 1199
Status: UNESCO World Heritage Site
Qutub Minar, one of the most magnificent stone towers of the Indian subcontinent, dates back to the time of Sultan Qutub-ud-Din Aibak. The monument was built under the reign of the great Sultan and, his son-in-law th next successor, Iltutmish. Its foundation was laid down in the 1199 and it was completed in three stages. The highest stone tower of not only India, but also the whole world, Qutab of New Delhi rises to a height of approximately 72.5 meters. From the top to the bottom, the monument has a total of 379 steps.
MOTI MASJID, NEAR AGRA
Location: Red Fort, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
Founded By: Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
Founded In: 1648-1654
Moti Masjid of Agra is situated inside the premises of the famous Red Fort of the city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got this magnificent monument built inside his fort. The construction work on the mosque was started in the year 1648 and was completed in 1654. Moti Masjid is built out of pure white marble, which gives the look of pearl color. Infact, it is this pearl color of the mosque that led to its naming as the Moti Masjid, with the term 'Moti' meaning 'Pearl' and 'Masjid' meaning 'Mosque'
PATWON KI HAVELI
Founded In: About 300 years ago
Rajasthan is home to some of the most magnificent havelis (mansions) in the whole of India. One such haveli is the Patwon ki Haveli, or Salim Singh ki Haveli, situated in the city of Jaisalmer. Infact, it is considered to be the one of the largest as well as the finest haveli of Rajasthan. The haveli has been named after Salim Singh, the prime minister of the erstwhile state of Jaisalmer. Patwon ki Haveli is beautifully constructed and stands covered with an arched roof. Exquisitely carved brackets, in the shape of peacocks, adorn its roof.