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Iron Pillar of Delhi

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Iron Pillar of Delhi

73 Reviews
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Private Full Day Old and New Delhi City Tour
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Private Full Day Old and New Delhi City Tour

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Explore the sights of Old and New Delhi with your own private guide on a full-day tour. Travel in a private air-conditioned vehicle to UNESCO World Heritage sites including Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, and Humayun's Tomb. You'll also go to other attractions like Raj Ghat—a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Parliament House, and Chandni Chowk; and temples such as the lavish Akshardham. Includes entrance fees, and round-trip transfers from your Delhi hotel, airport or train station.
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JoyBose wrote a review Jan 2021
Bengaluru, India304 contributions25 helpful votes
It's a tenth century iron pillar, possibly even earlier, made with technology that does not rust and is intact after so many centuries. It was brought to Delhi from outside and kept in the middle of quwwat ul islam mosque courtyard. There are some carvings on the iron pillar in Brahmi script. Nowadays it is not possible to touch the pillar because of an enclosure around it.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Debashis T wrote a review Apr 2020
Dehradun, India1516 contributions250 helpful votes
Probably this may be the only Pillar which diameter is more important than its height. As shown in a hindi movie if you hold both your hand around the pillar on your backside then your wish may be fulfilled. Another aspect is the pillar is made by a hindu ruler which is inside a Muslim complex of Qutab Minar. However, the pillar is covered and you are not supposed to go inside it. But the most important is that though the iron pillar is standing in open air for ages but still it is rustles.
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Date of experience: January 2020
macedonboy wrote a review Dec 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom146639 contributions100891 helpful votes
The Iron Pillar of Delhi is a pole structure and memorial containing a eulogy to a king thought to be Chandragupta II of the Gupta Empire. The text of the eulogy is written in sanskrit and I had to rely on the audio guide to understand it. Not really all that interesting, but fine to take a look as part of visiting the Qutub Minar complex.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Dan L wrote a review Nov 2019
Bunbury, Australia4899 contributions1037 helpful votes
This is an unusual object located in the Qutab Minar complex; an iron pillar, 7.2m high and weighing more than 6.5 tonnes. Our guide regaled us with different versions of it's origin, believed to date to 375AD as per the Sanskrit inscription. Apparently this translates that it was set up as a Standard of God with the figure of Garuda seated into the socket of the decorative capital. Whatever the history, it now stands within the complex and is reputedly 1,644 years old.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Let's Go Sightseeing wrote a review Jul 2019
Noida, India2668 contributions301 helpful votes
Who, in India, hasn't heard of the Iron pillar? A curious pillar this, that has refused to rust, in spite of being more than 16 centuries old. It weighs ~6k KGS. It made me wonder how it was transported from Central India to where it is today.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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