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Reviewed July 16, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

February was a good time in Delhi - in low 20sC so not too hot and exhausting. (Delhi can be exhausting in other ways so worth being mindful of climate). Before we left home we pre-arranged a private local guide to show us around over...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

If you are at Qutab Minar, you will see this post. Its an interesting story, although I heard 3 different versions of about it while there. So perhaps less is known about it than the guides suggest.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mark A
Reviewed March 4, 2019

The famous Iron or Ashoka Pillar is currently standing in the Qutub Minar complex in the courtyard of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. Composed of 98 per cent wrought iron, the pillar dates to about 400 AD and incredulously has proven to be rust-resistant for 1,600 years!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Linda Y
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

No need for a separate visit for the pillar as it’s part of the Qutub Minar complex. I’m sure you’ve read other comments noting that it hasn’t rusted, and has a small ding from a cannonball. Indestructible!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

This is one of the amazing things in the world. An Iron pillar which is 23 feet 8 inches high, weighs more than 6 tonnes and is thousand years old is RUST free till date. This pillar is also famous by the name of "Ashoka...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wanderingdeepak
Reviewed December 18, 2018

The iron pillar may look insignificant compared to its spectacular neighbor, the 73m high Qutab Minar minaret. Nevertheless the iron pillar is famous for its rust resistant properties, despite being manufactured by skilled iron smiths 1600 years ago. The corrosion resistance has been acquired from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Skyfox49
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Its amazing that this was erected centuries ago but has no rust on it. One used to be able to "hug" the pillar for good luck, but it has since been fenced off. Still another neat thing in the complex.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John W
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Delhi's one of famous tourist attraction is iron pillar in qutub minar. This pillar is also called as the victory pillar and was made in the Gupta dynasty and have lot of Sanskrit inscription all over it . The most amazing thing about the pillar...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank techmaala
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Within the Qutub Minar Complex is the Iron Pillar of Delhi. This Pillar is made of Iron and despite more than 600 years there is no trace of rust visible. A lot of hype is associated with this Pillar. It was said that if your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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