The Qutub Minar tower is engineering wonder, from the bottom of the tower to top there are multiple carvings are carved in stones, writings scripted. The inscriptions on the red sandstone gave an elevated feel and glimpse of history.
The towering minaret whose construction was started off by its founding patron also known as Qutubuddin Aibak, was finally concluded in its design and construction by Iltutmish, his son in law and successor to the throne. It served as the platform for shouting prayer calls due to its high elevation which ensured the prayer chants would travel to every nook and corner of the city. It is said to be inspired by the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan and still remains to be a central part of the mosque complex within which it stands. The Qutub Minar suffered damage and breakdown quite a number of times during its tenure due to natural calamities and attacks but it was duly renovated and repaired by every succeeding ruler.
The Qutub complex where tourist can find several other structures which resemble the history of India, including the Iron pillar, a rust-resistant iron column that not only attracts tourists but also draws attention of archaeologists and materials scientists.