CHOR-MINAR

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Location: Southeast Of Idgah, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi
Historical Significance: Built During The Khalji Reign.



Travel Guide to Delhi - Chor Minar About 200m southeast of the Idgah is the Chor-Minar, a rubble-built tapering tower, rising from a platform and provided with a staircase in its interior. It was built probably during the Khalji period.

On its exterior there are several circular holes of unascertained use. It is believed that the heads of thieves (chor), who were caught and beheaded, used to be placed in these holes to deter others from engaging in theft, from which it also derives its name.



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