Qutab Minar

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  • Time Required: 1 to 2 Hours
  • Open Time: 7 AM to 5 PM
  • Entry Fees: Rs. 30 for Indian Citizen
Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar

Qutub Minar is a world-famous tower because it is the world's tallest brick tower. It is 120 meters high and is India's second largest tower after Fateh Burj of Mohali. Qutub Minar is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is surrounded by Qutub complex. Qutub Minar is located in Mehrauli part of Delhi. The Qutab Minar is made of red stone and marble, Qutub Minar is 72.5 meters (237.8 feet) high, with diameter 14.32 meters (47 feet) and 2.75 meters (9 feet) above the peak. Stairs are round inside the tower, there are a total of 379 stairs.

It is believed that Qutb-ud-Din Aibak, the founder of the Delhi Saltanat, started building Qutub Minar. In 1220 Qutb-ud-Din Aibak's successor and grandson iltutmish added three more floors in the tower. In 1369, the highest level of tower damaged because of the thunderstorm and this floor fell completely. That is why Firoz Shah Tughlaq started working on the rebuilding of Qutub Minar, and he used to make 2 new floors every year, he started the construction of the floors from the red stone and marble.

How to reach Qutab Minar:
the easiest way to reach Qutub Minar is to take a metro from anywhere in Delhi and get down at Qutab Minar metro station. It is walking distance or 5 minutes by auto from metro station.

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