Qutb Minar Overview

Ranked 4 of 1269 sightseeing in New Delhi

Qutb Minar is one of the tallest individual towers in the world, measuring about 234 ft in height. The construction work of Qutb Minar was commissioned by the ruler of Slave Dynasty, Qutubuddin-Aibak in 1199, which was later completed by his descendant Shams-ud-din-Iltutmish. He added three more storeys to this structure along with carved minarets.

It is situated in the Mehrauli region of Delhi, which is an ideal example of Indo-Islamic architecture style. This place also has a 7 m high iron pillar, which has not shown any sign of rust for more than 1,600 years.

Travellers can also come across some other famous monuments like Ala-i-Darwaza and Ala-i-Minar situated within the complex. The southern gateway of Quwwat-ul-Islam that is the Ala-i-Darwaza was built in 1311 by Ala-ud-Din. Ala-i-Minar was built by Ala-ud-Din Khilji, which is situated to the north of Qutb Minar.

Admission Fees:

  INR10 (Indian)
                INR 250 (Foreigners)
 

What travellers are saying about Qutb Minar

Experience scale
  • Excellent 48
  • Very Good 38
  • Average 3
  • Good 3
  • Terrible 1
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
Saturday:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
Sunday:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
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85% voted as clean

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Reviews and Ratings

Rajat Sabharwal

Rajat Sabharwal5.0/5

24 reviews

Historic place, must visit while in Delhi, do add in your to do list at least once

historic monument, visiting inside is not allowed, this was stopped in 1981 due to some mos happening happened. there are lot other historic monuments that are surrounded by Qutub Minar. it is closed on Fridays. there is a story about constructing the floors of Qutub minar do google it before you go, its interesting..
  • Historic place, must visit while in Delhi, do add in your to do list at least once

Janhavi Kapoor

Janhavi Kapoor5.0/5

2 reviews

Well maintained place

It was so mesmerizing experience to be here. Place is so weel maintained, such a huge tower it was.wondering how it would have built so long back when there were no crains etc.

Shweta N singh

Shweta N singh4.3/5

13 reviews

Breathtaking architeture

hus place is truly one of the must visit places when you're in Delhi. This place promises a great exposure to the finest architectural work. Very well preserved structures and worth a visit while in Delhi. We had tried to see this the day prior but the crowds were overwhelming for our kids so we returned earlier the following morning and it was a lot quieter. The minaret itself is amazing but we were impressed by all the other ruins in the grounds here. Delhi should be proud of their efforts to preserve this space and to maintain everything so well. Definitely include Qutub Minar in your travel plans but do try to visit early in the day when you'll basically have the place to yourself!

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Michael joseph marshall

Michael joseph marshall5.0/5

2 reviews

Fabulous Architecture.

I am a very proud Indian. Proud to be part of such amazing heritage and culture. The technology in construction back in those ages till today stupefies me.

Ravi raj

Ravi raj5.0/5

1 review

Qutub minar:a knowledge factory

Very interesting historical place to learn and take a little view about indias past infrastucture talent.moreover it is more enjoyable for us that the interaction with people of diffrent regions of india and foreigner.we can gain knowledge about their respective places that is not available in our books or internet.

Er. rahul

Er. rahul4.3/5

184 reviews

Qutb Minar

Qutb Minar is the second highest brick minaret in the world. The minaret, towering 80 meters (270 feet) into the sky, is made of marble and red sandstone bricks that are carved with sayings from the Koran
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Anbarasan elango

Anbarasan elango5.0/5

1 review

Effel Tower Of Delhi

Qutub Minor Its Reflect How Architecture Marvel On Delhi On That Time ,Qutub Height and Other Monuments In Qutub Complex tells Delhi How rich Tradition and Cultural Heritage.
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  • Effel Tower Of Delhi

Thirugnanam Maruthakumar

Thirugnanam Maruthakumar4.3/5

111 reviews

Good monument

One of the must visit place at Delhi and well maintained.Symbol of architectural excellence prevailed during mughal era. Even though most of the ancillary areas are damaged, main monument is protected.Also the garden is very good
  • Good monument
  • Good monument
  • Good monument
  • Good monument
    +3

Pradeep Ramachandran

Pradeep Ramachandran5.0/5

225 reviews

World's tallest rubble masonry minaret

Must Visit place in Delhi .. amaiz ok ng architecture in the 18th century. now it is managed by ASI.its located in the sourending s of qutab complex. it is one of the UNESCO world heritage site.its having around 73 meters height.for this sourended by several historical Monuments. for india national 15 Rs and foreigner 250 and entry will restrict till 5 PM.
  • World's tallest rubble masonry minaret
  • World's tallest rubble masonry minaret
  • World's tallest rubble masonry minaret
  • World's tallest rubble masonry minaret
    +10

Pradeep Ramachandran

Pradeep Ramachandran5.0/5

225 reviews

World tallest rubble masonry mainaret.

Must Visit place in Delhi .. amaiz ok ng architecture in the 18th century. now it is managed by ASI.its located in the sourending s of qutab complex. it is one of the UNESCO world heritage site.its having around 73 meters height.for this sourended by several historical Monuments. for india national 15 Rs and foreigner 250 and entry will restrict till 5 PM.
  • World tallest rubble masonry mainaret.
  • World tallest rubble masonry mainaret.
  • World tallest rubble masonry mainaret.
  • World tallest rubble masonry mainaret.
    +9