Qutub Minar

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    Location: Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110016, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: Approximately 1-2 hours

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    Qutub Minar is a historical landmark. Mehrauli is blessed with some beautiful places, and Qutub Minar is one of them. It is a towering 73-meter-high tower built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193. This excellent tower was built to celebrate Muslim dominance in Delhi after the defeat of the last Hindu ruler of Delhi.  This tower is the highest tower in India, compare with five towers. The first three stories of this Minar are made of red sandstone and the rest two are made of marble and sandstone.


    Pepole Spending time in Qutub Minar The Qutub Minar in Delhi is a towering landmark that never fails to amaze visitors. It is one of the oldest towers in India which has remained so for more than 800 years also it has been an architectural masterpiece that fascinates everyone. There are bands of movement in different sections of Qutub Minar that narrate its history. UNESCO declared this tower a Heritage site in 1993. It visibly different parts of the city attract a lot of tourists every day. So, if you are in the city, do visit this place.


    Actually, The construction of the Qutub Minar was started by Qitub-ud-Din Aibak. But he only constructed the basement. The construction of the tower was further taken over by his successor Iltutmish, who constructed three more stories. The last two stories were completed by Firoz Shah Tuglak. The difference between architectural styles from the time of Aibak to Tuglak is clearly visible in the Qutub Minar.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Inside View of Qutub MinarIt is one of the most popular tourist spots in India. The whole architectural view of this place is amazing.

    It has taken architectural and design influences from the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan. The lotus borders and designs, carvings, garlands, and looped bells were symbolized by local sensibilities. Qutab Minar has five tapering stories superposing with a spiraling staircase of 379 steps. The lower three stories consist of cylindrical hilts of red sandstone and which are separated by rims and balconies. The fourth column is made of marble and the fifth is built of marble and sandstone with engravings. Visit this minar surely if you are in the city, and you will be amazed by the structure.

    Opening Hours

    Opens for 24 hours

    Entry & Others Fees

    For Indian citizens: 30/- and for foreign nationals: 500. Entry is free for children up to 15 years of age.

    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, it is.

    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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