The 73-meter tall tower, built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, is one of the tallest towers in India. The minaret was constructed to celebrate and honor the victory and the beginning of the Mughal era in India. While the history has evidence that suggest, it was built to offer faithful prayers. First three storeys of the minaret are of red sandstone while remaining two are of marble and sandstone. Quwwat-ul-Islam, India’s first ever mosque is at the foot of Qutub Minar.