Minar is yet another famous historical Indian monument
situated at capital city Delhi which is on the World Heritage
Site list of UNESCO since 1993.
foundation stone for this heighest [72.5 meters] towering
building was laid down by Qutbu'd-Din Aibak in the year 1199
but he was able to construct only first storey [25 mts in
height] of the building which was designed for Ajan [giving
call for gathering for prayer]. Construction work was
completed by Shamsu'd-Din Iltutmish [1211-1236] his successor
and son-in-law. There is nominal entrance fees for the
domestic visitors where as the foreign tourists have to pay
around US$ 5 for entering the monument area.