In the rich history of the capital of India, Delhi, the fort QUTUB MINAR has gotten a special place. It is the tallest fort in India with 72.5 metres high and 379 stairs. The base of this minaret is 14.3 metres and the last storey narrows to 2.7 metres.
The tower has hold rich history of the Muslim rein in Delhi. It was built by Qutbu’d-Din Aibak in AD 1198. Qutb-Ud-Din Aibak was a Turkic King of Northwest India who was the first Sultan of Delhi. Later, Qutub Minar was repaired by Firoz Shah Tughluq (AD1351-88) and Sikandar Lodi (AD 1489-1517). The credit of complete making of this tower goes to lltutmish, the third ruler of the Mamluk dynasty of Delhi of Turkic Origin. Currently, it is under the surveillance of Delhi Government to maintain the surrounding of the Qutub Minar.
No wonder, Qutub Minar is one of most precious treasure of India and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The giant tower is made of red sandstone and red marble. The tower is itself an open book to reveal its rich history to the world in Arabic language. There are many inscriptions in Nagari and Parso-Arabic languages in the walls of the tower which reveal the making history of this tower. Apart from Qutub Minar, there are several other monuments and ancient structures of the medieval era that have been ruined but a few portions are still preserved that travellers can see to observe the rich architecture of ancient India.
There is an Iron Pillar that is erected by Chandragupta Vikramaditya of the Gupta Empire, is one of the biggest attractions of the Qutub Minar. It attracts Indian travellers who believe that the pillar can fulfil their wish if they can hold the pillar with their arm while standing with their back against the pillar.
The entry fee for foreigners is RS250 and RS10 for Indian travellers. Filming fee may charge extra RS25…
|Timings||All days of the week 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Foreign Tourists Fee||Rs 250|
|Visit Duration||2 to 3 hours|
|Indian fees||Rs 10|