Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
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Construction on this sandstone minaret was begun in 1192. Surrounded by other historical sites, it is the most popular monument in India. Miniature Souvenir is available at Luv Indiya, 12 B Janpath Market, Connaught Place, New Delhi
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Neighbourhood: Mehrauli/Qutub Minar
Home to the most beautiful step wells in the country, Jamali Kamali Mosque and a 200 acre park with facets of heritage peeping at you from every nook and cranny, Mehrauli is one of those treasure houses where the stories of the past can go on for years. Visitors need a whole day at the Mehrauli Archaeological Park to truly enjoy the opulent 1000-year old legacy of this neighbourhood. A great spot for picnics, this giant heritage park with Qutub Minar in the backdrop, has become a popular cricket playground among the local youngsters. Mehrauli has a number of artistic gems that have been converted into stunning art galleries & rooftop restaurants popular for a grand view of the Qutub Minar and large part of South Delhi.
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,594 contributions
Jan. 2023
After visiting Jami Masjid it is good to compare your impressions with Qutub Minar. The latter is supposed to be the tallest in the world. It was built was built over the ruins of the former citadel. Qutub Minar is built with red sandstone in the style of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture.
Written February 6, 2023
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Riteshdelhi
Noida, India112 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Family
The monument is well maintained... with proper information available for visitors. Good for a 1-2 hour visit.
Food at parking lot canteen was aweful and expensive. Tried bhelpuri, papdi chat and hakka noodle - all were not good in spite of being very expensive.
Downside is amenities:
*bathrooms inside premises was locked and not operational. * public toilet was available in parking lot but it is very smelly and not maintained well. What kind of impression will it have on tourist visiting India.

Written February 5, 2023
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David D
1,083 contributions
Jan. 2023
The Qutb Minar complex contains the Qutb Minar itself, a towering minaret that is the highest in India. It was one of the largest minarets in the world when it was first built. The complex also holds the ruins of an even larger minaret that was never completed. But one of the most intriguing aspects of the complex is an ancient iron pillar, created with an alloy that allows it to defy rust. The pillar was created by a king called Chandra, probably Chandragupta Gupta, but this is currently not proven. It is one of the finest pieces of ancient metalworking anywhere on earth.
Written February 4, 2023
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Tracey W
3 contributions
Jan. 2023
Really intersting insight into Islam in india and the formation of the faith. Highly recommended. Woman cover up in respect please.
Written February 2, 2023
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Michael F
Rochester Hills, MI18 contributions
Jan. 2023
This is a must see when in Delhi. Hire a guide to be able to understand the history and architecture of this site.
Written January 25, 2023
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zczigler
Zug, Switzerland11 contributions
Jan. 2023
The site is very impressive and well worth visiting. We went on a busy sunday afternoon, there were lots of people, but they have a separate ticket counter for foreigners, so we were able to get our tickets within a few minutes. The ticket counters are on the opposite side of the road. If you book online in advance, then you don't have to queue for tickets of course. If you take the metro then you need to walk a little to the site, or hire a riksha. Please note, that they will make you throw your cigarettes in the dustbin, as cigarettes are not permitted within the compound, so accept the loss or make your own arrangements for safekeeping (we asked one of the stall operators outside and got the pack back after exiting the compound). All in all we spent an enjoyable two hours among the ruins, even with the sunday afternoon traffic.
Written January 25, 2023
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Ambassador435631
United States11 contributions
Dec. 2022
This is a beautiful monument, and you learn so much about Indian history as well. Easily can spend few hours here.
Written January 23, 2023
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Bhavin Modha
Vadodara, India24 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Family
Visit this place in the evening time, post 5 pm. Structure with lightings add the extra beauty to its structure. Little far from Delhi, but it's open till 8.
Written January 21, 2023
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zracoon
Sandy, UT597 contributions
Jan. 2023
This is way more than just the tower. It has ruins all around, though much of it is still intact. It reminded me of an Indian version of the Roman forum in Rome. Maybe my favorite spot in Delhi.
Written January 18, 2023
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Bizanand
Chennai (Madras), India1,323 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Friends
A historical monument which speaks about the Mughal invasion followed by the construction of architectural marvels, tombs and gardens
Written January 13, 2023
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