Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar
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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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Neighborhood: 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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silva s
Kolkata (Calcutta), India229 contributions
Dec 2022
One of the marvels of Indian History. The architecture and construction of past has been so developed. The chandra raja's minar is a metal monument which has not rusted even after being under the sun for so many years. Online ticketing from ASI site is recommended to avoid long queue.
Written January 3, 2023
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MikeDorsey90
Dhaka City, Bangladesh14 contributions
Dec 2021
Qutub Minar was grand, and there are ground to explore around the ancient minaret. Many local Indians visit this monument, and I visited in the cool season when foreign visas were restricted. If you come from outside India, spend a little more to purchase the foreigner entry pass - this is like the express line pass as Disney. You have your own separate entrance line and it takes a teeny fraction of the time. Placards inside are also in English so you can read about the history of the grounds. Golden hour before sunset is a great time to visit. I enjoyed this beautiful site - it left an impression on me.
Written January 15, 2022
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singhasam
Weymouth, UK3,637 contributions
Nov 2022
THIS UNESCO World Heritage structure is the tallest brick-built minaret in the world at nearly 240ft.
It has five storeys each marked by a projecting balcony, but people can no longer ascend its heights after a 1980 accident when 43 people died in a stampede, most of them children, when there was a power failure.
Foreign tourists have to pay a 600-rupee (nearly £7) entry fee to the site which contains plenty of places to just sit down and contemplate this soaring wonder.
The gardens are nice while the stonework is worth a very close look because of its intricate carving.
If you look carefully at the minaret rising above you then its is possible to see that its red sandstone and marble circular structure has alternate sections which are first rounded and then angled.
The site also contains an iron pillar more than 23ft high which weighs more than six tons. It is famous for its rust-resistant composition of metals which have withstood nearly 2,000 years of wear and tear. There are a number of inscriptions on it.
A very striking site and structure which is well worth a visit.
Written November 20, 2022
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Neelam Rawat
New Delhi, India990 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
The nearest metro station is Qutub Minar metro station and from there you will get shared auto which will charge you only 10Rs.

Don't buy tickets from the counter as it takes 15-30 min if you are visiting during peak time so better option is buy online tickets it will take only 2-3 min and show your e-tickets at the entry gate.

You can carry your camera and other stuff...
Written November 26, 2022
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Tanvir Singh Sabharwal
Eldoret, Kenya95 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
The Qutab Minar was an interesting way to discover some of Delhis history and explore its culture from the past.
The overall experience was good as the instructions were clearly laid out and one can do it without the use of a guide. Tickets are purchased across the road with Indians and foreigners having different entry charges .
Written May 26, 2022
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gpradeepshenoy
Bengaluru, India1,081 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Take metro and alight at Qutub minar metro station. At exit of Qutub minar metro station one can find many share auto's which charge Rs 20 per person from qutub minar metro station to qutub minar.

Luggage is not allowed at qutub minar and same can be kept at luggage keeping centre. Luggage keeping centre closes at 5 :30 pm and luggage i think can be collected till 6 :00 -6:15 pm.

I will suggest to visit qutub minar during sunset as it looks great when illuminated during sunset time.
Written February 22, 2022
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Vinod M
Mumbai, India227 contributions
Oct 2022
The place is crowded with many tourists.But that is expected.

The ticket counter person will demand exact change for the tickets. for indians ,it is Rs 40 per person.

the Qutub Minar itself is a wonder and beautiful structure.Entry inside the minar is not allowed. You can take photos from various places.
The architecture and the designs of the structure leaves you speechless.

kids will definitely enjoy the visit, a piece of history.
Written October 31, 2022
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enigmatic1989
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India285 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
This monument located in South Delhi is one of the few architectural monuments to survive the beating of time and now is under the protection of ASI. This place has a lots of history even in its ruins dating back to 12th century. Though, it is not permitted to enter the monument now (to prevent it from damage and to avoid possibility of fatal accidents), it's still a worthy spectacle if you haven't been here before. The entry ticket is very cheap, though you have to buy it online only post-covid. We were lucky enough to find a guide who showed us all the major points and the history behind them. Since, being a delhite, I haven't been here even once, this was definitely a great experience.
Written January 18, 2021
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Rob Nesbit
Warsaw, Poland3,092 contributions
May 2022
Foreign price is 600 (about 7 quid) while local price is 50 Rupees.
But apart from that this was a very enjoyable few hours spent walking around some really old historical buildings of New Delhi. The minaret and the tomb and the grounds are very interesting and well worth a look. Apparently they are around 800 - 1000 years old.
I was very impressed with how well kept the grounds were, that there was a lot of shelter from the heat with trees providing cover dotted all around, and that most of the tombs, etc had information provided in English as well as the Indian.
A lot of space, and good for a walk around the grounds, making it appear not too crowded and gives one the chance to relax and take in the splendor without worrying about too many people hogging the views.....
Liked this place a lot, and it is definitely recommend to see if visiting New Delhi
Written June 18, 2022
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Fidu Y
3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
A great place to visit and explore. The area is quite large and open. Plenty of greenery and well planned out layout for touring the entire monument. To avoid crowds, try to visit during early hours
Written August 1, 2022
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