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250 per person for foreign tourists
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
2 to 3 hours
ABOUT Qutub Minar
Think Delhi and you're probably thinking about Mughal emperors. However, the pre-Mughal dynasties also left a mark on the scene of architecture and the Qutub Minar complex stands tall as an evidence of this. It was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak and Iltutmish. The most outstanding structure here in the Qutub Minar, is a huge brick minaret, the tallest of its kind in the world.

The visitors are not allowed to climb the stairs inside the minaret, which lead right to the top of the structure to a height of 73 m. At the base of the minar is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid. Another curiosity-inducing piece of architecture here is the Iron Pillar. This 7 m high pillar has withstood elements of nature over centuries and has an interesting legend behind it.

The tower made of red and buff sandstone is also the highest tower in India. The minar was constructed in its first storey initially for the purpose of giving calls for prayer (azan) by Outub ud din Aibak. Thereafter subsequent storeys were added to the structure by his successor and son-in-law- Iltutmish. All the storeys are encircled by a balcony that are supported by stone brackets which are decorated by a honeycomb design. 

The entire monument contains numerous inscriptions in Arabic and Nagari. Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which is earliest mosque built by the Delhi Sultans, lies in the same premises.  The premises also contains other buildings--Ala'i-Darwaza, Alai' Minar and the tomb of Iltutmish--all of which are made of red sandstone and have numerous engravings on their walls. 

Local buses are available from various points in Delhi. Local guided tours are also conducted by Delhi Tourism and private operators. The nearest metro station is Qutub Minar. You can hire an auto from the metro station to reach here.
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"qutab minar"
reviewed on Jul 25 2014
Stands high in the history of India. It was destructed in the past by invaders and natural disasters. But renovated and well kept by the authorities. It's a beauty to see a flight passing near the Minars tip
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