Overview:

Qutub Minar, commissioned by Qutub-ud-Din-Aibak, founder of Delhi Sultanate in 1199AD, is the tallest brick minaret in the world, this red sandstone minaret along with the ancient and medieval monuments, situated in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India.

How To Reach:

Qutub Minar-Metro Station

The nearest Delhi Metro Station to the World tallest brick minaret, is Qutub Minar metro station, on the yellow line. After deboarding the metro, you still have to travel 1.6 Km to reach your destined Qutub Minar. You can cover this distance via private or sharing autos, easily available from the station itself but if you are a nature lover, and a bit energetic like me, then you must gonna cover this pedestrianly. But still, my advice is, to take an auto, as it’s 1.6 Km Dude ! 

Things Do To:

Alia Minar

Frankly, there, you’ll gonna find the horizon between nature’s beauty and the man’s creation, a lavish surrounding. All you see a minaret in between the green environment of Mehrauli. It’s really a worth watching. You can roam around there, where you can able to see the remains of Alia Minar, which would gonna be the tallest minaret if it had made. 
Iron Pillar

Another interesting thing at Qutub Complex, the Iron Pillar, a 7 m (23 ft) column in the Qutub complex, notable for the rust-resistant composition of the metals used in its construction. Also, there’s a myth related to this pillar, if you could able to touch your both hands while hugging it, then it is possible that one of your wishes might be granted. And now I am sure that this would gonna be in your to do list, as who knows, who would gonna become that lucky.

Food Stalls outside Qutub Minar
After trying your luck and roaming around the complex with the ticket of INR10 for Indians and INR100 for foreigners, now you might want to feed your rats jumping in your tummy, so for that, there’s a food court, small but will definitely defy your hunger.

10 Interesting Facts About the 

Qutub Minar:

    Sketch Map-Qutub Minar
    • Qutub Minar means ‘pole’ or ‘axis’ in Arabic.
    • The Qutub Minar is the highest single tower in India.
    • The tower marked the site of the first Muslim kingdom in North India.
    • It was built as a mighty, awesome tower of victory to commemorate the defeat of the last Hindu kingdom in Delhi.
    • Qutub Minar was meant to be the prototype of all minarets (towers) in India.
    • It was influenced by the brick victory pillars in Ghazni in Afghanistan.
    • The iron pillar in the Qutub Minar complex has not rusted after some 2000 years.
    • Parts of the Qutub Minar complex have been built out of Hindu temples which can be seen clearly in the Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid.
    • The Qutub Minar has been damaged by lightening twice in 1326 and 1368.
    • Qutub Minar has a Decorative Light Show every evening from 6:30 to 8pm as well as the Qutub Minar Festival in October/November.

      Unboxing Qutub Minar

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      Reviewed by Shubham Kohli on April 22, 2016
      Rating: 4.0

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