Qutub Minar

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  • Address: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India
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  • 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

Qutub Minar - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Qutub Minar

  • Qutub Minar Address: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India
  • Qutub Minar Contact Number: +91-1123171217
  • Qutub Minar Timing: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Qutub Minar Price: 10 INR
  • Best time to visit Qutub Minar(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Qutub Minar: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Qutub Minar

  • 92.19% of people who visit Delhi include Qutub Minar in their plan

  • 76.02% of people start their Qutub Minar visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Qutub Minar

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

90.04% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Qutub Minar

People normally club together Garden Of Five Senses and Lotus Temple while planning their visit to Qutub Minar.

People also prefer to start their day with Qutub Minar.

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Qutub Minar, Delhi Reviews

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  • Wow. This place is really good. Much cleaner then expected. Security was good and the staff was friendly. Great place to take pictures. Needs more sitting space and some more places to eat. One can easily spend 4-5 hours here. Great place for children too. They need to increase ticket sales counters as the process is too slow and time consuming. Overall a good experience.

  • Amazing place if you are interested in seeing Heritage of India. This place is well organised and very clean. Ticket for Indians is ₹30 and it's worth it. You can get amazing photos at this place. A flight passes by here in every 5 minutes as airport is nearby. If you want to know about this place in detail then I recommend you to hire a tourist guide who will tell you everything about the place in detail.

  • I was really wondered how could they built such a tower in the ancient time without cranes! They smoothly connected the red sand stones with round and designed shape!! Another incomplete tower was found just beside the main tower. It was planned that the incomplete one would be the taller one. The surrounding establishments also proved how smart they are. Some squirrels, a lot of green parrots, pigeons are available. You may spend an hour here, if you are a tourist. I’m not sure but I didn’t find any wash room or arrangements for drinking water. Food shops outside the tower are not good at all. You may buy water only.

  • It's an amazing collection of ruins set in some parkland in South Delhi. Madness reigns outside bit inside is calm and tranquil and no one bothers you. You pay more as a foreign tourist but that's only right as the locals would jot be able to afford our prices and their prices would be tiny for us, I think it's entirely fair that foreigners pay the premium and the entry price is still tiny. Well worth a couple of hours marvelling at 800 year old architecture.

  • Visited this place with school friends after a very long time. It's well maintained neat and clean. Information about monument are provided. Washrooms are neat. But they are chargeable. Cafeteria/food court is needed. Overall very good experience.

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