Qutab Minar is the second highest minar (tower) in India. An impressive 240 feet (73 metres) of red sandstone and white marble, it was commissioned by the first Sultan of Delhi in 1193, who sadly never got to see it in its full glory, as it took almost 200 years to complete. The tower has 349 steps. It is no longer open for the public to climb, but is a fantastic place to visit and photograph. Qutab Minar is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm, every day except Sunday.