"Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret in India built in crimped red sandstone, is a true example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Qutub-ud-din Aibak laid the foundation of Qutub Minar in 1199 AD. Standing at 72.5 meters, it is the highest stone tower in India. Its base diameter is 14.3 meters and its top diameter is 2.7 meters. It has 379 steps leading to its top story. The lower three stories are made using red sand stone and the top two with marble and sandstone. There are other structures in Qutub Minar like Tomb of Iltutmish, Alai Minar and Quwwat-ul-Islam. Qutub Minar is one the most famous tourist destinations in Delhi, India. It is situated near Saket, Press Enclave, Select City Walk, Sainik Farms, Qutub flower market, Adchini, Mehrauli, Vasant Kunj, Chhatarpur and the Crescent at the Qutab mall. This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ vsnl.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.