Qutub Minar, Delhi, India

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About Qutub Minar

Qutb Minar which is also known or written as Qutub Minar and is the second tallest Minar of India having 73 meters of height and located in New Delhi. It was constructed in 1368 and is one of the historical place of India.

The Qutub Minar has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a magnificent work of Mughal architecture. This five-story red stone tower was constructed to commemorate the Muslim victory in Delhi following the fall of the city's last Hindu king. This is regarded to be India's highest structure. The Qutub Minar's first three stories are composed of red sandstone, while the last two are made of marble and sandstone. Several films have been filmed at the Qutub complex.


How to reach Qutub Minar

By Air

The Indira Gandhi International Airport is the nearest airport located near Qutub Minar. It is located about 15 kilometres away from Qutub Minar. The best way to reach this place is to catch a metro from the IGI Airport Metro Station.

By Train 

New Delhi railway station is the nearest railway station close to Qutub Minar. From here you can hire numerous cabs and taxis to reach here.

By Road

Qutub Minar is well connected by roads from all corners of Indian cities and states.

 

Things to do in Qutub Minar

1. The Iron Pillar

Another remarkable pillar in the complex is the Iron Pillar. Despite extensive research by historians and archaeologists, no one understands why it exists. It was built during the early time of the Gupta reign, during the 4th and 5th centuries.

2. Unfinished Alai Minar

You can also visit the unfinished Alai Minar while you're here. Ala-ud-din Khilji began construction with the intention of making it double the height of the Qutub Minar. However, after his death, all efforts came to a standstill.

3. The tomb of Iltutmish

The tombs of Shams ud-Din Iltutmish may be found on the grounds (who died in 1236).

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