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Address: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India

Phone: +9111-23171217

Ticket Price: 10 INR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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Art And Culture, Historical Site, Monument, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture

Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=41371044

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About Qutub Minar, Delhi

Towering above the cityscape of Delhi, Qutub Minar is a beautiful brown minaret which is also the tallest tower in India, belonging to Mughal reign. The construction of the Qutub Minar began during the rule of Qutub Ud Din Aibak and was subsequently added upon by rulers like Itutulmish later on. It is one of the first constructions made by the Mughals in India.

Due to the age of the monument it has had to be restored and some places around it are in ruins but it stands tall as a beacon of Mughal past in India. The beautiful minar with its many balconies and sand stone architecture is an icon of the Mughal culture in India. Inside the Qutub Minar Complex, there is a 7 m-high iron pillar. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled.

There are several old buildings worth seeing in these premises. The Minar has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993. However, the Public access to the tower (i.e. inside the tower) was banned due to an incident in 1981 but it is definitely worth visiting to marvel at its architecture.

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Qutub Minar Information

  • Evening is the best time, enhancing the experience.
  • There are no charges for cameras at the Qutub Minar.

Qutub Minar Ticket Prices

  • INR 10 per person for Indians and INR 250 per person for foreign tourists.

How To reach Qutub Minar by Public Transport

  • Qutub Minar (metro Station)

Restaurants Near Qutub Minar

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  • Razaare

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Qutub Minar, Delhi Reviews

  • It's a great architectural and historical monument. I love the architecture and the material used in the construction. Detailed engraving done on the stones which can be seen in pictures clearly. I admire the work done by the people of that time. I also admire Delhi Government for the good maintenance work. One can go and visit this place for a full day to completely enjoy and appreciate the meticulous work done by the experts over carving the stones.

  • go and enjoy with your family or friends.Qutub Minar is a complex capturing various monuments that includes more than its star attraction Minaret. The complex is well maintained and has been refurbished in recent years. It’s easy to move around the complex since every thing is paved now. Having a guide helps a lot as they can explain complex history of monument and surroundings. Minaret itself is majestic and beautiful. Another attraction is Iron Pillar from early 2nd-3 rd century AD that shows ability to manufacture metallic structure of such complexity 1800 years ago. Must visit to this place if in Delhi.

  • A historical place. Clean and maintained by govt. of India. Many tourist and Indian individual visit this place. The tower is really huge and worth watching. Big structure and a big place to roam around. Security should be more because people are damaging this place. Security camera should be installed at prime locations. Nice place to visit.

  • Awesome place worth visiting if you're traveling to Delhi. 30 rupees for entrance fee for Indians, no idea how much they're charging for foreigners. If you're a student of liberal or contemporary arts you MUST visit this place as it holds a huge significance in your subjects. A guide is optional. There exists an iron pillar that never rusts which is truly an amazing phenomenon and is still a mystery of it's composition to the current modern metallurgy. I advice against buying food nearby as they charge it at least 15-20 times more than the going rate. Metro access is epic and very convenient.

  • One of the place you must visit if you’re in Delhi. It’s very well preserved monument, and has been refurbished in previous years. The monument is surrounded by different ruins, which are also maintained same as Qutub Minar. They’ve provided information near every structure. You can easily spend 4+ hrs if you’re interested in History. Photography on this location is amazing as well.

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