Qutub Minar, New Delhi

Qutub Minar is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the amazing places to see in Delhi, Located in Mehrauli, New Delhi. In Qutub complex where you can find several other structures which resemble the history of India, including the Iron pillar, a rust-resistant iron column that not only attracts tourists but also draws attention of archaeologists and materials scientists.

The Qutub Minar tower is engineering wonder, from the bottom of the tower to top there are multiple carvings are carved in stones, writings scripted. The inscriptions on the red sandstone gave an elevated feel and glimpse of history.

The Building or Minar height is 73 meter long and built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak just after defeat of Delhi empire. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. The first three segments are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth segments are of marble and sandstone. Construction started in 1192 and completed in 1220. Restoration works, additions were made in 12th century, 14th century and 19th century. Iltutmish added 3 storeys, Firoz Shah Tughlaq carried out restoration work. The evolution of architectural styles from Aibak to Tughlak is quite evident in the building or Minar, Made additions to the building by Iltutmush in 1230 and Alla-ud-din Khilji in 1315.

Location

Mehrauli, Delhi - Walkin distance from Qutab Minar metro station

Entry Fees

30 INR (Indians), 500 INR (Others) and free for children up to 15 years of age.

Timings

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday Closed)

Days Closed

None

Photography

Allowed Free of Cost

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