Weather : 39° C
Timings : 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Qutub Minar remains open for tourists all days except Sunday
Time Required : 2 to 3 hours
Entry Fee : Indians, SAARC and BIMSTEC: INR 40,
Foreign tourists: INR 600
Children up to 15 years: Free with valid ID
Nearest Metro Station : Qutub Minar on Yellow Line
Dimensions : 14.3 metres (47 feet) base diameter
2.7 metres (9 feet) top diameter
379 steps of the staircase
Height : 72.5 metres (238 ft)
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Also Refered As: Qutub Complex
Qutub Minar, Delhi Overview
Qutub Minar is an iconic tower located in Delhi, India, and constructed during the 12th century by Qutb-ud-din Aibak. It was built to serve as a minaret for people to call out and hear the Muslim call to prayer. The monument is flanged with a series of balconies that are accessible by ramps, which provide a panoramic view of the city below. It is monumental in size, with each floor nearly high. In addition to the call to prayer, it was once used to announce the time and gather whosoever was present at the Qutub. It is an Indo-Islamic architectural marvel since it was built in a period of transition from Hindu and Buddhist architecture traditions to the new religion that was Islam.
As of today, people from all over India visit this monument, which has become a repository of history and politics.