Jhulta Minara (literal meaning is shaking minarets) is located near Sarangpur Darwaza and has two 21.42 meters high minarets supported by big arches. The minarets are a part of Siddi Bashir’s Mosque which was destroyed in 1752. The mosque was rebuilt with a green facade and colorful interior. The exact year when it was built is not known, but it is believed to be built around 1461 by a slave of Siddi Bashir.
The minarets have three storeys each and are enclosed by stone carved balconies. With a minor force, the minarets shake. It is believed that if one minaret is shaken, the other will tremble as well. The minarets have been designed in such a way so that they respond to vibrations communicated to each other via a stone bridge which joins them.
It was first experienced by Monier M. Williams, a Sanskrit and English scholar of the 19th century. One of the minarets was partly damaged by an Englishman who wanted to unravel the ambiguity of the Jhulta Minaras. These swaying minarets have somehow stood the test of rumbling trains that pass through them very closely.
Earlier tourists were allowed to climb the minarets. However recently after the Qutub Minar tragedy, authorities have barred the entrance and no one is allowed to climb up.