Delhi Tourist Attractions

Qutub Minar - Delhi

Qutub Minar, a marvel of medieval architecture and a declared world heritage site, is a fluted red sandstone tower covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Quran. Located at Mehrauli in South Delhi (Delhi-Gurgaon Road),  Qutub Minar is a symbol of the Delhi Sultanate built by Qutubuddin Aibak in 1192. It is a five-storey building with a height of 72.5 metres. The first storey of the Qutub Minar was completed in the lifetime of Qutubuddin and the other storey was added by his successor.  Qutub Minar was the first monument built by a Muslim ruler in India in Indo-Islamic style. Other monuments around the Qutub complex, are Iron Pillar-7.2 meter high rust free pillar, Quwwat-ul-Islam, the first mosque built in India, and the Alai Darwaza, the gateway to the complex erected by Alauddin Khilji among which the famous Iron pillar is a perfect example of India's advanced knowledge of metallurgy even 2000 years ago, so that it continues to stand, even today, rust-free.


Timings:6 am to 6 pm

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