The Qutub Minar

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Nair2011 Nair2011
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Tallest Stone Tower in the world Jun 10, 2012
When I see a board with the follwing details at Qutub Minar Metro station I thought I cant wait to see the the marvelous 600 yrs old mughal ruins..

The Qutub complex is situated within Lal kot, the first foertified city of Delhi, dating from the 11th century. It contains some of the oldest structures from Rajput and early Sultanate dynasties.

Qutub Minar is the tallest stone toer in the world. One of the oldest Mosques in India, Quwwatul-Islam mosque, alai Darwaza (1310), a treasured gem of Sultanate architecture and Pure Iron pillar (4th century) erected by Rajput king Anangpal Tomar are part of this complex.

This place is listed as one of the World heritage sites, Entry fee for this place is IRS 10 for Indian citizens and 5 USD for other nationals.

Fastest and cheapest to reach this place is taking Delhi Metro train till Qutub minar station on Yellow line and IRS 15 (around 30 US cents) per head share auto from there to Qutub complex.

A must visit place for all visitors of Delhi to be part of 600 years old history,,
Qutub Complex
Exit Gate
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williamsworld says:
One day I will get to Delhi
Posted on: Jun 18, 2012
spocklogic says:
It's an impressive structure and well preserved for its age too. Something to definitely see when in Delhi.
Posted on: Jun 17, 2012
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kuan kuan
5 reviews
Must see in Delhi Jan 23, 2011
A TB friend Sara gave specific instruction to not miss this, so i didn't :) On my last day in Delhi, I went to see the Qutb Minar.

A gasp escaped from my lips when i saw the magnificent tower. I've never seen anything like it, I was in awe with the sight of this brick minaret built in the 12th century.

Such intricate carvings on the tower and also along the whole complex. Walking through the pillars was magical. TIP: Get the audio guide, that completed the whole experience as it was narrated from a first person perspective and made the walk very interesting.
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Qutb Complex
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joehobo joehobo
144 reviews
The world's tallest Minaret. Dec 28, 2010
The Qutub Minar is the world's tallest brick minaret measuring 72.5 meters roughly about 238 feet.This architectural grandeur was built in stages during the 11Th century by Sultan Qutubuddin Aibak and later by Iltutmish. These sultans were ones who had invaded India even prior to the Mughals.The minaret was supposedly built to commemorate the Victory of Qutbuddin over the then Hindu rulers of Delhi and was said to used by the Muslims to call for prayer.The tower has narrow steps leading to the top but a stampede of school children and presently for security reasons visitors are not allowed up the stairway.

The site is easily accessible by road.For those who like to take a cheaper mode of transport auto rickshaw from the nearest railway station or from wherever in New Delhi you are won't cost you much.

The entrance fee is different for foreigners and natives so don't argue.You have to go through a metal detector for security reasons.

The Qutub is a must see site in New Delhi, so don't miss it, because skipping it, you lose to see the tallest brick minaret in the world.
Stiil standing tall among the ruins
The enterance
Strong pillars
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