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“Amazing Tower”
Review of Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar
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US$49.50*
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Half-Day Private City Tour of Delhi
Ranked #5 of 422 things to do in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Amazing Tower”
Reviewed 3 April 2006

The Qutab Minar site is located to the south of Delhi. The main focal point is a very large tower. This was the location of the first mosque in India. The tower and surrounding buildings were partly built using materials taken from several Hindu temples that were knocked down. This helps explain some of the architecture. Another tower was planned and a large stump exists but it was never completed. There is also a large iron pillar that dates from the original Hindu temples. It is made of very pure iron and apparently never rusts!

The whole site is surrounded by well kept gardens and the area gets very busy at weekends.

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