Things to Do in Mehrauli/Qutub Minar

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  • dr ganapathi bhat
    Akola, India2,547 contributions
    It's a gigantic structure. Better to know its history before going. Heavy rush, lots of young couples. There is an entry fee. Children below 15 years are allowed free entry. One has to walk a distance to get close to the minar from the main gate. Photography is permitted, but no much "guides" to explain the monument's significance. Decent eateries near the ticket counter and adjacent area. Vehicles like autos and taxis available near the gate. Will take approx one hour to quickly cover the area. A must visit in Delhi.
    Written December 7, 2022
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  • PhilthetravellerXI
    Avoca Beach, Australia861 contributions
    This fascinating complex contains remains of the first mosque built in India going back to around 1200 CE. The complex of buildings, towers, minarets, and some crumbling ruins make for a great history lesson and photographic adventure. The site can be very crowded but is quite large and you can wander peacefully. We had a guide who explained the significance of the various sites and left time then to photograph the intriguing ruins. Do not miss the famous Iron Pillar originally built around 400CE and has a huge amount of metallurgical history. There is an entry fee but the whole trip, a short distance from the centre of Delhi, is well worth it
    Written May 3, 2020
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India4,346 contributions
    Situated inside the Mehrauli Archaeological Park, this mosque and the tomb adjacent to it are among the park’s best-known attractions, right next door to the car parking. The mosque, built in grey Delhi quartzite and red sandstone, is a beautiful but stark one, its architecture very recognizably early Mughal (its bears a resemblance to the Qila-e-Kohna Mosque at Purana Qila, which, like this one, dates approximately to Humayun’s period). The mosque has some lovely (though dusty, and strewn with pigeon feathers) carved arches and mihrabs inside. The mosque is no longer in use, so you need not take off your shoes to enter. The mosque takes its common name from the person buried in the tomb next door, ‘Jamaali’, a much-revered mystic and poet of the era. The ‘kamaali’ of the name is debated: it may refer to a companion of Jamaali’s, or may even be a nonsensical add-on to the mystic’s name, not signifying anything or anyone concrete.

    The tomb of Jamaali-Kamaali stands in a large enclosure that is kept locked. I have been lucky enough to have visited this several times many years ago, when a caretaker could usually be found to open it and let visitors (always accompanied by the caretaker) inside the tomb. If you are able to get the tomb unlocked, do have a look - the interior of the tiny tomb is covered with exquisite and very intricate painting, in patterns of red and blues.
    Written December 1, 2022
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  • Vinod M
    Mumbai, India227 contributions
    one of the many things we learnt in our history lesson. ,always had it in the bucket list to see the iron pillar. because it is one of the most unbelievable things on earth.

    once you are in the qutub minar premises ,you can find the iron pillar standing in all its glory.

    my kids absolutely enjoyed the story and seeing the pillar
    Written October 31, 2022
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK160,530 contributions
    This is the mausoleum of Shams ud-Din Iltutmish, the second Sultan of the Mamluk Dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate. From the exterior, the tomb looks like a simple square shaped structure, but the inside is far more ornate with the usual precisely chiseled relief of geometric patterns. Like a precursor of Islamic monarchs of the subcontinent, a marble cenotaph stands over the grave of the sultan. One of the more interesting structures inside Qutub Minar archaeological site,
    Written December 28, 2019
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  • JoyBose
    Bengaluru, India345 contributions
    It's an unfinished minar but a much wider scale and circumference than qutub minar. Only one floor was completed. One can only guess by looking at it, how big it would have been. It's a massive stone structure.
    Written January 24, 2021
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK160,530 contributions
    This tomb is the mausoleum of Imam Zamin, an Imam of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque inside the Qutub Minar complex and said to be a direct decendent of Muhammed. The mausoleum looks deceptively like multi-storeyed building, a common feature of the Lodhi Dynasty. The sides of the building are latticeworks and it’s possible to peer inside to see the marble cenotaph. It’s a cute little building and looks interesting as it’s right in the line of sight of the more famous tower in the background. One of the more interesting structures to see inside the complex.
    Written December 28, 2019
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  • Karen
    22 contributions
    This is a must see when you visit the vibrant city of Delhi. The archaeological site is in the heart of the city and offers its visitors an unforgettable experience. The architecture is magnificent
    and the history behind it is amazing.
    Written September 17, 2019
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  • Vikas Singh
    Hyderabad, India4,039 contributions
    If you are looking for a temple where you can be spiritually uplifted or spend time meditating without being disturbed by cacophony, then this is the temple. Meticulously clean and well maintained the serene and quite atmosphere is quite uplifting. Every Sunday on prior booking you can have the temple lunch or prasad.
    Written April 11, 2020
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  • rohanpillai1
    Raleigh, NC413 contributions
    Located inside a fort a little outside of Delhi. The tomb of such a historic man who ruled Delhi 700 years ago is now of little significance today. Still worth visiting once to have a look at the architecture.
    Written March 4, 2019
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  • Pardip
    Patna, India130 contributions
    A good land mark and a very historical place,it was building by the mughal emperor akbar sah but completed by bshadur sah zafar, its architectural is great
    Written December 28, 2019
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  • Hitesh S
    Mumbai, India334 contributions
    It's jain temple, whole temple is made by colourful glass, worth to see, temple and surrounding has hugh space, they have place to stay and eat. Very close to kutum minar.
    Written July 21, 2022
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  • Pardip
    Patna, India130 contributions
    Location is very impressive,here feeling very fresh,if u want some peace then com here,I ancient time it was social hub of tugalk dynasty, it is very old masjid,
    Written December 28, 2019
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  • Kumar S
    New Delhi, India421 contributions
    Excellent facility of international standards. Lots of courts here, maybe more than 10. Went there to witness Davis Cup. Nearest metro station is Hauz Khas.
    Written March 21, 2018
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  • stabbasdot
    New Delhi, India15 contributions
    Darya Khan Tomb is located in Kidwai Nagar East in New Delhi. Darya Khan Lohani was at a high pedestal in the Lodi Kingdom at Delhi. The tomb is currently been renovated by Archaeological Survey of India. It has got four Domes at corners and grave at the centre. Arabic scriptures are found inside the dome spherical ceiling. It is a green, calm and quiet place. Nearby is a Market, known as Kidwai Nagar East Market. NBCC has developed a park and nice surroundings and greenery around the tomb. Good place for morning walk.
    Written April 8, 2019
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