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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.