Iron Pillar

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    Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1-2 hours

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    Delhi is home to many historical. places and monuments. , Each monument tells a different story from the forgotten chapter of Delhi’s story. Iron Pillar is one of the monuments. This pillar is around 24 meters tall and 16 inches According to Indian history, this pillar was constructed in memory of King Chandragupta II. This pillar also stands in the Qutub Complex located in Mehrauli, Delhi.


    It is one of the attractions of the town. The Iron Pillar of Delhi is a very plain-looking column with strange structures on the base and a small figurine on top. It’s only 23 feet tall and it has been standing rust-free –for over 1600 years. The iron is an example of an architectural wonder.People Spending time in Iron Pillar

    At first glance, it just looks like just a normal iron pillar standing on historical ground, But, when you saw it carefully, the pillar is withstanding for several hundred years and has largely resisted rust to this day, despite the bad climate of Delhi. The metals Which are used in its construction have made it famous all over the world and thousands of tourists go to Delhi every year to see this wonderful feat of engineering.


    There is a history behind this place. around 1600 years back, this rust-resistant Iron Pillar stands in the middle of Delhi and it is older than someone who can expect non-rusting exposed iron. According to people, this pillar must have become a pile of dust long ago, also they usually think that this I Pillar must have come from another place and another time.Historical Places in Iron Pillar

    According to the history of this Pillar of Delhi, actually, it was made in memory of the King of the Gupta Period. It was also constructed to honor the important god of Hindus – Lord Vishnu, still, it is not clear for which Gupta King was this pillar made. But people always believed that the carving on the pillar show the name of Chandragupta II, who ruled from 375 to 415 CE.

    Inside/Outside Views

    The Pillar is famous for its non-rusted state, having an existence of around 1600 years, though it is made of 99% iron, and having been constructed in the 5th century CE. It is believed to have had the emblem of the mythical bird Garuda, it is the symbol of the Guptas, at the top but now it is missing. The fluted bell capital is symbolized by Gupta architecture. The total length of the pillar is 7.2 meters, and  93 cm is buried underground.

    It is believed that the pillar has been brought from somewhere else by the king of Delhi in the late ancient or early medieval period.

    Opening Hours

    Opens for 24 hours

    Entry & Others Fees

    It is free of call

    How to Reach

    By Air: Indira Gandhi International Airport is the nearest airport to the place. It is the easiest way to go.

    By Rail: Nizamuddin railway station is the nearest to the place.

    By Road:  in Mehrauli city, bus services are so good and the people of the city use bus services for travel within the city. You can also hire private transport like a taxi or cab and easily reach there.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a small bag where you can carry all things and take a camera with you.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, This Place is Safe.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, it is.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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