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A visit to UNESCO world heritage site – Qutub Complex, India and its Mughal garden

Jan 09, 2014
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Recently team DesignGreenIndia was at a UNESCO world heritage site – Qutub complex, New Delhi. Qutub complex is worldly famous for housing Qutub Minar, a brick minaret built in 1192 AD during mughal era in India. Qutub Minar was built by Qutb-ud-din-Aibak to mark victory of Mohammed Ghori over Rajput king Prithviraj Chauhan. 72.5 m tall Qutub Minar is counted amongst world’s tallest minarets.

 

Qutub Minar seen in background of a plant at Qutub Complex

Other structures at Qutub complex include tombs, madarsas (educational institutes), Jain temple ruins and a mughal garden.

Ruins of Jain temple
 
An Iron pillar which hasn't rusted for last 1600 years.

Mughal garden at Qutub complex is easily distinguished due to its trademark Persian style design. Mughals’ idea of garden is based on description of heaven in Quran which is ultimate place of peace and pleasure filled with birds, fruit trees, fragrant flowers, water and shade. Four quadrants, canals, fountain and pool are typical features of a mughal or mogul garden. Taj Mahal, Mehatab Bagh, Humayun’s tomb are some famous mughal gardens in India.

 

 

 

 

 

However mughal garden at Qutub complex is not much big and celebrated but it is noteworthy as Qutub complex marks the arrival of Mughal architecture in India.

 

Read Also : Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore

Read Also : Qutub Complex, New Delhi

 

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