Qutub MinarCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-1123171217
- Ticket Price: 10 INR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture
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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- Evening is the best time, enhancing the experience.
- There are no charges for cameras at the Qutub Minar.
- INR 10 per person for Indians and INR 250 per person for foreign tourists.
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92.14% of people who visit Delhi include Qutub Minar in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
76.02% of people start their Qutub Minar visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Qutub Minar
90.04% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Qutub Minar
The red sandstone minaret tower and the accompanying ruins are impressive heritage remains worthy of the UNESCO world heritage label. The whole Qutub complex makes a good place for a stroll to admire the intricate calligraphy and decorative motifs and carvings on the tower and structures. And yes, the complex is a very picturesque setting for good portrait photo shots, especially near the sunset hour.
One of the best places to visit. But don't visit this place on Sunday's, it will take at least 1 hour to just buy a ticket. And you would not be able to enjoy the sightseeing of the monuments. Best time to visit in the evening time between Monday to Friday
The monuments are spectacular. Only I will it wasn't so crowded. The ticket counter takes a very long time. But still a great destination.
Again at the same place 5 years, still haven't lost the charm!! Just had better photography experience than last time!! Nice place to hangout away from the busy traffic of city. Lots of ruins which are absolutely stunning for photography enthusiasts. Took around one - one and half hour, to finish the walk around of this place, definitely worth the time though!
Absolutely enjoyed my experience here. Highly recommend anyone visiting New Delhi should go here. Key thing that one has to know that one has to buy tickets across the place from the main entrance. Also there will definitely be a line. But otherwise enjoy the monuments and the gardens here.