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Qutab Minar

The Qutab Minar is an iconic tower of India situated in the heart of Delhi that bears the exemplifying architecture of Indo-Islamic culture. This Minar is surrounded by lush green garden where visitors can sit and take rest. It attracts millions of tourists every year including Indian and Foreigners. However, due to repeated lightening and earthquakes significant mark of damages are visible on the tower. The top of the structure allows enjoying the panoramic view of the city. It was said that the top of the Qutab Minar served as the watch top for Tughalaq who watched Timur’s army camp on the Wellingdon Airport. Ruler Khilji also used the Qutab Minar to watch the wild Mongol hordes when they threatened Delhi during the reign of Mughal.


The Qutab Minar has been designed with red sandstones, which carry intricate carvings and verses from Quran. This tallest tower consists of 5 storeys, which is designed in unique way and each storey is marked by a projecting balcony. The bottom of the first storey designed in the shape of alternate angular and circular flutings, but the second is round. Each of the storeys is marked by tapers. Red sandstone was used to design the first three storeys. However, the fourth and the fifth storeys are designed with sandstones mixed with marbles. There is a mosque known as Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque at the foot of the tower. This was regarded as the first mosque to be built in India. Nearby the mosque, there is a 7metres tall Iron Pillar that contains Brahmic inscriptions.

This Qutab Minar is covered by other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, cooperatively known as the Qutab Complex. The Minar was built by Prithviraj or his uncle Vigraharaja who won Delhi from the Tomar Rajputs. However, it was finished by Qutabuddin and Iltumish in 1200 A.D. The Qutab Minar has 378 steps, which lead to the top of the tower.

The Best Time to Visit

The Delhi Darshan has remained incomplete without a visit to this one of the world’s tallest historic tower. Though the monument is open to visit any time of the year, yet it is best to visit this Qutab Minar in between October to March. During this period, the weather becomes soothing to go out and enjoy sightseeing. Therefore, it is advisable to watch and enjoy the scenic view, the height of this historical monument somewhere between October and March.

How to Reach

It is easy to reach Delhi by train, air, or road as the city is well connected through all three means of transportation with all the prime cities of India. To know in detail, please look below:

By Air

Delhi is the capital city of India that provides better airways with flights connecting all the cities of the country and also foreign country. The airport of Delhi is known as Indira Gandhi International Airport, which has domestic and international airports for the convenience of national and international passengers.

By Train

The railway network of Delhi is a vast one and well connected with all the cities of India. It allows people board a train from any part of India to Delhi with its three railway stations like Old and New Delhi Railway Station, and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station

By Road

Delhi being the central of India is linked by well constructed national highways and network of roads. The city boasts of its road commute including the availability of government and private bus services and cab services. The city has comprised of three main bus terminals, which encompass Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminus, Anand Vihar Bus Terminus, and Inter State bus Terminus (ISBT).


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