Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi

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Built in the early 13th century a few kilometres south of Delhi, the red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar is 72.5 m high, tapering from 2.75 m in diameter at its peak to 14.32 m at its base, and alternating angular and rounded flutings. The surrounding archaeological area contains funerary buildings, notably the magnificent Alai-Darwaza Gate, the masterpiece of Indo-Muslim art (built in 1311), and two mosques, including the Quwwatu’l-Islam, the oldest in northern India, built of materials reused from some 20 Brahman temples.

Year of Inscription: 1993

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Built in the early 13th century a few kilometres south of Delhi, the red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar is 72.5 m high, tapering from 2.75 m in diameter at its peak to 14.32 m at its base, and alternating angular and rounded flutings. The surrounding archaeological area contains...

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When to go

Travelers tend to visit Delhi all the year round though the period between October and March are the most pleasant. Temperatures after April might exceed 40C so limit travelling then if high temperatures are a consideration.

How to go

Delhi has an international airport that is well-connected with other global destinations and airport hubs. Consider using the local metro or cabs when travelling within the city. Delhi has four main railway stations linking the city to India’s vast railway network.

Where to stay

Delhi has hotel and guest house accommodation to suit most price ranges. Budget room rates can start from as low as INR 400 ($6) a night.

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Places to stay

  • Saket, New Delhi
  • The Ashok, hotel ,new delhi
  • I am a Delhite
  • I stayed in a Hotel at Paharkanj. Tourist can find many economical and safe hotels in that area.
  • At walking distance place called Delhi bed and Breakfast.
  • A hotel near Karol Bhag
  • Stay at Delhi, Kamla Nagar
  • I'm from Delhi itself.
  • friend's place
  • International Youth Hostel, Chanakyapuri
  • Ginger New Delhi
  • The Park Hotel
  • Pahar Ganj
  • Home
  • Guest House
  • i rented a house in gurgaon since i stayed in delhi for a month
  • Gurgaon, at my sister's place
  • Home sweet Home
  • Mohan International
  • The Lalit New Delhi

Places to eat

  • Restaurant Near the site
  • street vendors
  • you have many eateries lined up outside the complex, right from Chinese to South Indian. I had my share of canned juice bought from just across the complex near ticket window.
  • I ate in a South indian Restaurant near New Delhi Railway Station. You will have many choices in Delhi when it comes to food.
  • Local juice shops were refreshing during sun. Evening had diner at a retro styled roof top restaurants nearby at Hauj khas village.
  • A hotel near Karol Bhag
  • Kulche waala near Qutub Minar
  • Had tea & snacks at the 'Chai-Pani' Cafeteria near the ticket counter.
  • local canteen
  • Eatopia, India Habitat Centre
  • Sagar Ratna
  • The Park Hotel
  • Olive bar and kitchen
  • Connaught Place
  • Home
  • Blue Frog Delhi
  • mostly in restaurants in gurgaon.."barbeque nation" is a nice place with good quality food
  • i had relatives there but the eateries at hauz khaz village is a must try.
  • In cafeteria of qutub
  • Pizza @ City walk, Saket
  • Mohan International
  • Bukhara

Travel dates

  • April 2015
  • 2016-09-20
  • 2016-01-08
  • 2016-04-06
  • 2015-03-01
  • 2015-09-13
  • 06-07-2015
  • 27-04-2014
  • 02-04-2015
  • 02-04-2015
  • 2015-02-01
  • 2014-12-15
  • 2014-12-13
  • 2014-12-21
  • 2014-12-09
  • 2009-09-01
  • 2011-09-01
  • 2011-05-01
  • 2014-07-01
  • 2014-03-01
  • 2014-01-01
  • 2013-01-01
  • 2010-11-01
  • 2013-06-01
  • 2012-04-01
  • 2013-11-01
  • 2012-06-30
  • 2014-04-01
  • 2012-01-01

Recommendations for Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi

  • Arabic inscriptions on the minar - Prafulla Mannewar
  • The monuments - Priya Chaudhary
  • ashoka pillar - PRITAM KASHYAP
  • though Alai minar is dwarf in comparison to Qutb Minar but its worth visiting (inside Qutb complex) to see the ambitions of a king who wanted to prove to the world that his plans, victory, ambition is greater - ALKA KAUSHIK
  • The Vast grass filled garden and the Rust free pillar. The historic - srinivasankb
  • The sunset! - Shrey Gupta
  • Not to miss The metal pillar in the campus. Its standing there without rust from a long time. Also travelling by DTDC local buses is an amazing experience. - Bharat Chouhan
  • Not to miss the temple complex near by - arunshanker
  • The iron pillar near the Minar. It has Brahmanic engravings. - Nagesh Naidu
  • You can have a night view of the Qutab when the monument reopens after sunset and is floodlit. - Shashank Manu
  • Alai darwaza - Fahad Farooq
  • The Mehrauli Archaeological Park - Chandni Chowdhary
  • Iron Pillar which doesn't rust - Gopinath Prabhu
  • JUNGLE - Reshmi Kumar
  • Iron pillar - Yash Rathor
  • street food - Julie Sve
  • The height of the tower!! - Sanghamitra B. Jayant
  • The jungles around Qutub Area are calm and serene - Arjun Bhatnagar
  • food- if you want to taste the shahi mughal dishes then pahalwan dhaba is the best place to try. located near the entrance of dargah of qutubuddin bakhtiyar kaki it gives you a flavour of the mughal kitchen. - Amartya Mitra
  • the history of the place written on stone blocks really helps u know our country's history better. - Sreeparna Sen
  • It is near to delhi airport And would be the first tourist place of delhi - Abhishek Pal
  • Sunset view - Vaibhav Nanda
  • must visit place gateway of india, must eat food chole bhature - Prasun Bheri
  • Qutb Minaret - Trailblazer

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