Qutub Minar, Delhi
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Qutub Minar

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    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 5.00 PM

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Mohan Jitpure

  • Tourist
  • Mohan Jitpure
  • Lives in Betul
  • 334 photos
  • 40 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  612 readers

"It is Famous momentum, sign of victory"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Qutb Minar, (also spelled Qutub Minar) at 73 metres, is world's tallest rubble masonry minaret. Qutb Minar, along with the ancient and medieval monuments surrounding it, form the Qutb complex, The tower is located in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India. It is thought to have been a direct inspiration for the Qutb Minar in Delhi, which was also built by the Ghori (Mamluk) Dynasty. Made of red sandstone and marble, Qutb Minar is a 73-metres (240 feet) tall tapering tower with a diameter measuring 14. 3 metres (47 feet) at the base and 2. 7 metres (9 feet) at the peak. Inside the tower, a circular staircase with 379 steps leads to the top. Qutb Minar station is the closest station on the Delhi Metro.
An inscription over its eastern gate provocatively informs that it was built with material obtained from demolishing '27 Hindu temples'. A 7 m-high iron pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled.
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Naina Rewari

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  • Naina Rewari
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 7 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  211 readers

"Historical place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Awesome place to visit
Historically moment is it, so much greenery inside and creativity is awesome and beautiful
Different type of walls and stone to see there
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Abhishek Singh

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  • Abhishek Singh
  • Lives in Allahabad
  • 12 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  79 readers

"Qutub Minar"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2. 5 m at the top. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. An inscription over its eastern gate provocatively informs that it was built with material obtained from demolishing '27 Hindu temples'. A 7 m-high iron pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled.
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Md nayaz Alam

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  • Md nayaz Alam
  • 58 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  34 readers

"Qutub Minar Beautiful Place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you want to see historical place and feel really dashing then you should to go Qutub Minar.
Qutub Minar of hight is really so long and reallywhen you see its then sure you feel attractive.
Entry fee is normal approximately 30 rupee
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Dr rishu saxena

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  • Dr rishu saxena
  • 2 photos
  • 11 Reviews
  •  96 readers

"Average place made dirty by our people"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A overall good place, nothing very great, over populated and a bit dirty, but overall 6/10 for the place. Good to spend 3hours there. Guard will chase visitors out by abusing if time of opening is over. Overall a so place .. No washrooms or if they were there I can't find them. Population is the biggest problem of our country ... However beautiful a place may be crowd makes it dirty in 2minutes
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Akshay

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  • Akshay
  • Lives in Pathanamthitta
  • 32 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  5198 readers

"Oldest city of Delhi Sultanate"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Qutub minar is an important landmark in the history of Delhi located in the South Delhi. It is the place where the first city of Delhi was built and is an iconic structure.
It is the highest brick minaret in the world built more than 900 years ago by the ruler of the **** dynasty "Qutub Ud din't Aibk" which was completed by his son in law Iltutmis.
The compound has a lot of structues and is an important site to understand the architecture of that time.
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Mukesh Sagar

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  • Mukesh Sagar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 546 photos
  • 85 Reviews
  •  112 helpful votes
  •  65872 readers

"A must visit place in Delhi"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We had learnt about this in our school days and got the opportunity to visit the place. Firstly there is entry fee to the place which is Rs. 50 per person. The place has a lot of open places, it has gardens, various ancient lobbies made of stones.

The Qutub Minar is at the centre and can be seen from far, It is 73.5 m high and it's first foundation was laid by Qutubuddin in Twelfth Century. The entire structure was made in stages and under different leadership such as Firuz Shah Tughluq. The structure was hit by lightning as well. The stones of the Minar are carved and stories are written over it.

There are other historic structure near the Minar which are damaged, yet they add beauty to the place. The place is photogenic, open and spacious. So you can take pic from various angles.

The place is suitable to spend a couple of hours.
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Ravneet singh

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  • Ravneet singh
  • 2 Reviews
  •  66 readers

"Amazing"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 1, 2016
Once you will visit you will get to know about the history of Qutub Minar as it was made during ancient time, there is a huge tower made up of heavy stones which is a treat to watch and rest of the structure also is amazing. When we roam around we see a lot of amazing sculptures and we admire that and we think of without having technology how did they made such structures.
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Maheswaran duraikannu

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  • Maheswaran duraikannu
  • 1 photo
  • 5 Reviews
  •  935 readers

"Qutub Minar"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 3, 2016
Worth a visit. But it is very hot during the day times. Avoid afternoons. Nice place to sit around for sometime. It gets crowded on weekends and holidays and buying the entry ticket will take time during these peak days.
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Avik _bongyatra

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  • Avik _bongyatra
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 6 photos
  • 29 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  9509 readers

"Qutub Minar .. An exceptionally created Architectural Grandeur .."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 9, 2016
The Qutub Minar is being considered to be world's tallest brick minaret.. It's one of the greatest attraction of Delhi and the place can be easily visited by road. Even if one wants to opt for convenient mode of transport, they can easily avail bus or auto from any place of the city to reach the destination.

The difference in entry fee is being planned considering the Indians and foreigner visitors.. The security is pretty strict out there having a metal detector, scrutinizing every single tourist.. It's a part of India's glorifying history, hence a must watch according to me..
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