Qutub Minar (New Delhi)
Qutub Minar a UNESCO world heritage, the most visited Monument after Taj Mahal, as per the tourism.gov.in !
It’s a must visit place when in Delhi
There are so many places to visit in Delhi, but what makes Qutub Minar so special.
HOHO Delhi presents to you all the important details that you need to know before your visit to this phenomenal monument.
You will learn it’s location, how to reach, tour options, timings, best time to visit, average visit duration, entry fee, history, architecture, interesting facts , images and video gallery.
Read till the end for some bonus tips that will help make your visit more awesome.
So let’s start without any further ado!
Did you know: Qutub Minar is a 73 meter height brick minaret and its a world record!
— Incredible!ndia (@incredibleindia) July 13, 2016
What is to See
How to Reach
Qutub Minar has been the part of the Hop On Hop Off Bus (HOHO Bus) Circuit as one of the Attractions.
Tourists can visit Qutub Minar & 24 + Attractions in one go with HOHO Bus!
Board the buses from:
HOHO Infomation Centre,
Baba Kharak Singh Marg,
Connaught Place, New Delhi – 110001
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What to Expect
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Choose from 1 or 2 days pass.
Onboard Guides, Live commentary in Both English and Hindi.
Professionally Managed Low floor Air Conditioned(AC) buses.
Relax & Plan Your Tour as per Your Comfort.
Buses Available Every 45 Minutes at Every Tourist Spot.
Start time: 7:30 am, 8:15 am, 9:00 am, 9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am. See More Timings
Pick Up Point: HOHO Centre, Baba Kharak Singh Marg,
Opp. Connaught place police station, Near Connaught Place.Google Map: Location
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Sunrise to Sunset
All days open.
Best Time to Visit
The Best Months of the Year : October to March
The Best Day of the Week: All Days, if you have a choice prefer going on weekdays as its generally crowded on weekends
April 17, for World Haemophilia Day, Qutub Minar turns red for World Hemophilia day in #NewDelhi #WHD2018 Photo by Shailendra Pandey #WorldHaemophiliaDay #QutubMinar #India #Red @drharshvardhan #Shire pic.twitter.com/6IT3kWyA6v
— Shailendra Pandey शैलेन्द्र पाण्डेय (@shailfilm) April 16, 2018
The Best time of the Day : Morning or Evening, as in the morning there is less to negligible crowd, you get more photographic opportunities. The temperature is just perfect for sightseeing.
— Bobby Roy (@theCanonFanboy) July 30, 2016
Evening are great as well. You can enjoy the light and sound show in the evening.
Average Visit Duration
One Hour is the minimum time you need to explore the Qutub Minar & it’s complex.
There is a lots of history behind Qutab Minar. It marks the Medieval period in India.
Qutub Minar is a towering 73 meter high tower built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193. The tower was built to celebrate Muslim dominance in Delhi after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu ruler. The first three storeys of the Qutub Minar are made of red sandstone and the last two are made of marble and sandstone.
The construction of the Qutub Minar was started by Qitub-ud-Din Aibak, but he only constructed the basement. The construction of the tower was later taken over by his successor Iltutmish who constructed three more stories. The last two storeys were completed Firoz Shah Tuglak. The different architectural styles from the time of Aibak to Tuglak are clearly visible in the Qutub Minar.
Apart from the tower, the Qutub Minar complex comprises of the the first mosque built in India Quwwat-us-Islam , the tomb of Iltutmish, Ala’i-Darwaza and the Ala’I Minar. Alai Minar construction was started by Alaudin Khilji, who probably wanted it to be bigger and taller than the Qutub Minar. The construction was halted when he died and not taken up again. Another popular attraction is the Iron Pillar, a marvel of architecture, for the way it has resisted corrosion through the last 1,600 years.
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