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Qutub Minar-Tallest Minaret

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 Qutub Minar along with the Qutub complex, containing the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. The Qutub Minar is composed of five storeys, with a spiral staircase leading to the top level.

The view from the top is mesmerizing as the whole city of Delhi unfolds before you. The Iranian style structure contains numerous inscriptions carved onto it, primarily Arabic. Lots of floral designs adorn the minaret. This historical landmark attracts scores of tourists all around the world. Though the Qutub Minar was struck by lightning and suffered many wounds on its body, this minaret has withstood many generations and empires and still stands tall today, serving as a constant reminder to the beginning of Muslim rule in India and a new era in history. It is India's most visited monument attracting around 3.9 million visitors every year.

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Delhi, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
1.5 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
28.5244000°N, 77.1852000°E
Distance from Delhi city center to Qutub Minar
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Qutub Minar..

Overall Rating:4.4

  '5' out of 5
"This is a must visit place if you are living in Delhi or if you have interest in Indian archeological monuments . This whole Qutub complex just looking amazing while rain or after a light shower. For photography too its a great location and there is no charge for camera. In 2016 its ticket for an is of 30 rupees and for a foreigner it must be around 200-300 rupees. Enjoy😄."
  '5' out of 5
"We just stopped at Qutub Minar by around 8 O'clock in the night and was in an impression that this place would be closed but for the utter surprise and good luck this place is open for entry till 8.30 in the night and it's much more worth visiting in the night. You can have an option of clicking photograph in peace as this time there would be very few visitors and the ligths what they have installed is amazing and from excellent angels. Must visit in the night."
  '5' out of 5
"Whenever I come to qutub minar I find some great peace there is not just only qutub minar rather there you will find lot of monuments like ALAI MINAR, ANCIENT TIME'S COLLEGE etc. It's very well maintained washroom facility is available. Ticket charges for Indian adult is 30 and for foreigners is 250-300. Children among 12 years are free from ticket charges😂 must visit once in a life you will love it."
  '5' out of 5
"From new Delhi station it is just 18km. This Minar was established in the year 1199. Some Historians say that this Minar was established in memory of the victory of Qutbuddin Aibak. There was a 13ft. pillar on it's peak. But due to earthquake it fell. The holly Quran and the history of this Minar has been written on the wall of the Minar. There is a government resthouse alongside the minar. You need to get permission to stay there."
  '5' out of 5
"It is a prominent place in Delhi, It was actually Scientific Astronomical place constructed by Indian scientist varaha Mihir. On the name of this personality, this area is called as Maharauli . The Hindu signs are very often seen at every space . It a very good creation Indians !!"

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