(Last Updated on : 04/12/2019)
Chand Minar or the Tower of the Moon is a medieval tower located in Daulatabad
. It was built in 1445 C.E by King Ala-ud-din Bahmani to commemorate his capture of the fort
. Chand Minar bears resemblance to the Qutub Minar
and was inspired from it. The monument is considered to be among the finest specimens of Indo-Islamic architecture
in India. It is 63 meters high and is divided into 4 storeys and 24 chambers. A small mosque is located at the base of the tower covered with Persian blue tiles. The tower also bears some astonishing Indian architectural features like brackets to support the balconies.
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