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“Great Mughal Heritage”
Review of Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar
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$49.05*
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Cultural Trail Around Old Delhi Including Qutub Minar and Chattarpur Temple
Ranked #5 of 426 things to do in New Delhi
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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
New Delhi, India
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“Great Mughal Heritage”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

The Qutab Minar is made of red sandstone covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Qur'an.

Before 1981, the general public could climb to the top of Qutub Minar by climbing up the seven-storey however after a fatal accident this has been stopped.

The Qutub Minar is one of the finest specimens of Mughal era, the Qutub complex has the tallest stone minar in India, the Qutub Minar with inscription on the minar stones.

Then there is Alai Minar, which was intended to be twice as tall as the Qutub Minar but left unfinished. There a two tombs one of Allauddin Khilji & second one of Iltutmish at the Qutub Complex, which as a whole is a very beautiful place.

The most amazing thing is the Iron Pillar. It is 100 of years old and still has not got bit of corrosion.

In the lawn you will find parrots, squirrels and other bird.

Tips:It is worth visiting this place especially for the foreign tourists. The entry fee for Indian citizens are INR 10 and Foreign tourists INR 250 or USD 5. Nearby metro station is there hence one can choose to travel by Metro. Audio guide is available for INR 100 which is very useful. Toilets are available (on pay and use basis). Ample parking is available outside and hence one can drive also to this place.

Visited October 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Another huge place”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

It was raining when we arrived there at about 4pm.
I remembered i wasn't that enjoyed due to the rain.
But it was a nice place to visit.

Visited September 2013
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“Qutub Minar”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

As a resident of New Delhi,I have been to Qutub Minar several times. I love this place,our heritage.The construction was done by Qutub-din-aibak and finished by Iltutmish.The other attraction is Iron Pillar..A must visit place.

Visited November 2012
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New Delhi, India
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“Gr8 !!”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

the construction of Qutub minar is huge and it is well maintained. its a good place to visit with friends and family

Visited October 2013
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“Must visit place in old Delhi”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Historical place, if you are in delhi you should definitely visit this place and enjoy the historical heritage of india. Was very very hot in august.

Visited August 2013
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