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“Qutab Minar”
Review of Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar
Ranked #2 of 403 things to do in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Qutb complex of buildings, mosques and tombs were built by the Delhi sultans, pre-Mughal. The most impressive site there amidst the great ruins, is the “Qutab Minar” tower or minaret which stands at 237.8 feet high. It was started in 1192AD and finished around 1230AD. It was used as a watchtower and minaret; a very impressive structure for 821 years old. There was also the base of another large tower, the Alai Minar that was planned to be perhaps well over 300 feet high. While we wandered around the grounds we ran into legions of schoolgirls on a field trip who constantly waved at us and wanted their photos taken. Cute! Anyway these are the first ruins I’d seen in India that were hundreds of years old and it was amazing.

Thank mondorbn
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

When buying tickets (250 per person for tourists we were invited by a guide. He will do the tour for free, but of course at the end he will ask you for a tip. Ours spoke good English, could explain everything, and made the best pictures.

Thank simonsmidt
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

lovely site, but you need a rikshaw to get there from the metro station and as always you are at risk of being overcharged. make sure you familiarise yourself with the going rates

Thank rika p
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Have always passed by Qutab Minar without actually visiting. I took my kids to the place and really enjoyed the experience.
Unlike lot of other places, its neat and clean with good parking facilities.
A lot of restoration work is going on. History never seemed so interesting to me before this visit. We have quite a rich hertiage in Delhi and there are people who are doing an excellent job of preserving it.

With lots of open spaces and wonderful buildings telling stories of last 10 centuries its definitely worth a visit, not just a glance from the road!

Thank JRaisinghani
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

as heard it is one of the marvel of ancient construction, i spend 3 hr there. had very much fun, i think it was constructed by Qutubudin aybak.

Thank Saurabh A
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