Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar
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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
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Neighbourhood: Mehrauli/Qutub Minar
Home to the most beautiful step wells in the country, Jamali Kamali Mosque and a 200 acre park with facets of heritage peeping at you from every nook and cranny, Mehrauli is one of those treasure houses where the stories of the past can go on for years. Visitors need a whole day at the Mehrauli Archaeological Park to truly enjoy the opulent 1000-year old legacy of this neighbourhood. A great spot for picnics, this giant heritage park with Qutub Minar in the backdrop, has become a popular cricket playground among the local youngsters. Mehrauli has a number of artistic gems that have been converted into stunning art galleries & rooftop restaurants popular for a grand view of the Qutub Minar and large part of South Delhi.
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  • dr ganapathi bhat
    Akola, India2,561 contributions
    " Historical monument"
    It's a gigantic structure. Better to know its history before going. Heavy rush, lots of young couples. There is an entry fee. Children below 15 years are allowed free entry. One has to walk a distance to get close to the minar from the main gate. Photography is permitted, but no much "guides" to explain the monument's significance. Decent eateries near the ticket counter and adjacent area. Vehicles like autos and taxis available near the gate. Will take approx one hour to quickly cover the area. A must visit in Delhi.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 December 2022
  • Majdalina
    3 contributions
    Visit the Qutub Minar - with the internet
    Beautiful place, worth visiting. Climbing to the first floor of the tower is no longer possible Beware what kind of tour guide you're getting you might just be paying for an old-school photographer (rotating the camera for effects). I got wrong information from my guide (i.e writings I could read in Arabic that he said was another language compared to other writings in Arabic which he acknowledged was Arabic!) He gave wrong dates vs what I had read online, asked me a bunch of questions on capitals of different countries that had little to nothing to do with the topic. He didn't have change so he took 25% more than what he originally asked for.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 December 2022
  • silva s
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India230 contributions
    Must visit
    One of the marvels of Indian History. The architecture and construction of past has been so developed. The chandra raja's minar is a metal monument which has not rusted even after being under the sun for so many years. Online ticketing from ASI site is recommended to avoid long queue.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 2 January 2023
  • Anand Sethi
    Hong Kong, China86 contributions
    Excellent Architectural Marvel of India
    Must visit. Beautiful site. Night views from surrounding restaurants and bar add the charm to the place. Must visit at night and take pics. Best place to take pics is from Dramz restro and bar. The rooftop bar gives the best view of the place. Must visit at night and enjoy the sky bar at Dramz overlooking the Qutub Minar….
    Visited December 2022
    Written 8 January 2023
  • zczigler
    Zug, Switzerland11 contributions
    Worth visiting
    The site is very impressive and well worth visiting. We went on a busy sunday afternoon, there were lots of people, but they have a separate ticket counter for foreigners, so we were able to get our tickets within a few minutes. The ticket counters are on the opposite side of the road. If you book online in advance, then you don't have to queue for tickets of course. If you take the metro then you need to walk a little to the site, or hire a riksha. Please note, that they will make you throw your cigarettes in the dustbin, as cigarettes are not permitted within the compound, so accept the loss or make your own arrangements for safekeeping (we asked one of the stall operators outside and got the pack back after exiting the compound). All in all we spent an enjoyable two hours among the ruins, even with the sunday afternoon traffic.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 24 January 2023
  • David D
    1,204 contributions
    A complex of buildings from the Delhi Sultanate that included India’s tallest minaret and an iron pillar from earlier ti
    The Qutb Minar complex contains the Qutb Minar itself, a towering minaret that is the highest in India. It was one of the largest minarets in the world when it was first built. The complex also holds the ruins of an even larger minaret that was never completed. But one of the most intriguing aspects of the complex is an ancient iron pillar, created with an alloy that allows it to defy rust. The pillar was created by a king called Chandra, probably Chandragupta Gupta, but this is currently not proven. It is one of the finest pieces of ancient metalworking anywhere on earth.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 4 February 2023
  • Riteshdelhi
    Noida, India127 contributions
    Well maintained monument, good experience, lack of public amenities
    The monument is well maintained... with proper information available for visitors. Good for a 1-2 hour visit. Food at parking lot canteen was aweful and expensive. Tried bhelpuri, papdi chat and hakka noodle - all were not good in spite of being very expensive. Downside is amenities: *bathrooms inside premises was locked and not operational. * public toilet was available in parking lot but it is very smelly and not maintained well. What kind of impression will it have on tourist visiting India.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 February 2023
  • podrozniczka60
    New Jersey14,816 contributions
    The tallest minaret - THIS UNESCO World Heritage Site
    After visiting Jami Masjid it is good to compare your impressions with Qutub Minar. The latter is supposed to be the tallest in the world. It was built was built over the ruins of the former citadel. Qutub Minar is built with red sandstone in the style of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 6 February 2023
  • UT
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India1 contribution
    You can spend some time in Qutub Heritage Site
    Commute was easy. Multiple spots inside the Qutub Complex. Long queues for ticket and cloak. No tourist trap. Later, you can visit Mahavira Temple which is outside on the main road
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 February 2023
  • Cat A
    Mumbai, India8 contributions
    Well preserve architech.
    Got a chance to visit Qutub Minar located in New Delhi, Capital of India. Very beautiful monument, well maintained, ample parking spacem easy connectivities by all means of conveyance. The architect is still well preserved. This UNESCO World Heritage Site. Entry fee is 40 rupees for Indians 600 rupees for foreigners. But it is worth visiting it. If you need detail information about it, you can hire a guide.
    Visited October 2022
    Written 13 February 2023
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Linda B
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK13 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
An interesting monument built by the Turkish invaders of India. More than just a tower and worth visitng with a guide if you can
Written 28 November 2023
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The_Chappells
Wellington, New Zealand145 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Well worth the visit. Very popular and very busy tourists and locals. Lots to see and admire and lots of great photo opportunities. Spent about 45 minutes which was long enough to walk around and have a reasonable look and photos.
Written 20 November 2023
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PR
United States9 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Wonderful ancient site to visit, definitely a must place to see in Delhi. We enjoyed having a guide to tell us about the history and architectural features.
Written 19 November 2023
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Debra L
Cromwell, New Zealand200 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
It’s more than just the minar… a fascinating complex to visit. It’s pretty busy with locals and foreign tourists but once you get inside there is plenty of space to escape the crowds.
Written 5 November 2023
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,133 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This archaeological park has a number of ruins clustered around a gigantic minaret that soars into the sky. The ruins all date from different periods yet they seem to blend together as if they were done at once. Parking is across the street, and while not ample, is good enough.
Written 4 November 2023
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Vedang P
Bengaluru, India3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Very clean area, well maintained monuments with a wonderful history. Good photo opportunities available. Guide recommended for those who are interested in history.
Written 1 November 2023
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Sunny P
United Kingdom808 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We decided to come along here as we were at a loose end. Like most things, I like to read up on things and did this on the way to this monumnent.
I'm afraid to say that it has a hidden truth, the amount of people that would have been killed to build this place. Hindu and Jain temples were trashed to make way for this.
Please do not line pockets of those that are evil.
Written 31 October 2023
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Laya Balakrishnan
Chennai (Madras), India8 contributions
May 2023 • Family
A good place to explore the beauty of a perfect Indo-Islamic architectural style. I had taken the service of a local guide present in the complex and he remarkably explained each and every detail of the monument and its historical significance. I would recommend buying a ticket in advance to cut the waiting time at the ticket booth.
Written 31 October 2023
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Aditya K
7 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We visited this place and came to know that this ugly mosque was built after pulling down 27 Hindu and Jain temples. So, one can imagine that they must have killed hundreds of people also to raise that crazy building. It was not impressive at all. What a place and distorted history it presents.
Written 12 October 2023
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Brigitte S
34 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
An excellent archeological site which housed many temples for different faiths . Beautiful carvings and Minar to view
Written 24 September 2023
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