Qutab Minar - Location, Timings, Entry Fees

If you ask me, I will recommend a guided tour as there is so much to learn in this fairly extensive site. There are many historic aspects you can miss unless you understand the reasons behind them. In Qutab Minar, there is so much to appreciate here.

It represents the history and architecture of North India in the 12th Century and although a 45-minute drive from the city center provides an opportunity for a pleasant stroll and interesting sightseeing.

The Qutab Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India. Qutab Minar is a 73-meter tall tapering tower of five stories. Qutab Ud-Din-Aibak started construction of the Qutub Minar’s first story around 1192. In 1220, Aibak’s successor and son-in-law Iltutmish completed a further three stories.

Location: Mehrauli, Qutub Minar Metro Station

In 1369, a lightning strike destroyed the top storey. Firoz Shah Tughlaq replaced the damaged storey, and added one more. The first three storeys of the Qutub Minar are made of red sandstone and the last two are made of marble and sandstone.

The colours of the patchwork stone walls and arches were simply amazing. Every turn brought a stunningly new perspective on these ruins. Well kept grounds surrounded the buildings and gave ample room to sit in the shade and enjoy the peaceful solitude. Qutub Minar is another one of those amazing little spots where you can escape the hustle and bustle of New Delhi and just soak up the quiet.

There is also an Iron pillar which is made up of some special type of Iron which doesn’t get affected by rust. It is also one of the famous tourist attraction in Delhi and must go to place for tourist. This place dates back to Mughal era. It’s a short day activity. Take your cameras and capture good photos here. It has peaceful ambiance. Best time to visit here is September to February.

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