The UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world and is a fantastic example of early indo-Islamic architecture. Historians believe the monument was built as a victory tower; however the exact reason for the construction of this incredible structure is unknown. The minaret standing 234 feet high is definitely worthy of a visit when in Delhi. A great masterpiece of Mughal architecture, the Qutub Minar has five storeys and is covered in intricate carvings and inscriptions in Arabic. It is one of India’s most visited monuments and is a favorite tourist destination when in Delhi. Surrounded by lush green gardens and other archaeological monuments, Qutub Minar is an ideal location to enjoy a leisurely afternoon with the family.
250 rupees for foreigners, 10 rupees for Indians and free for children below 15.
Around an hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The towering minaret with its intricate carvings, decorative bands, beautiful calligraphy and the other fascinating archaeological remains in the vicinity of Qutub Minar.
Although Quwwat-ul Islam Mosque; the first mosque to be built in India is at the foot of Qutub Minar, Muslim visitors requiring prayer facilities will not be able to pray here as the mosque is currently in ruins, they will however be able to locate other prayer facilities in the city as Delhi is home to several mosques.
Muslim tourists looking for Halal restaurants may not find them within the Qutub Minar complex; they will however be able to locate numerous Halal restaurants in the city, as Delhi is home to a plethora of food outlets serving a variety of cuisine. Street food vendors are readily available for the more adventurous tourist, selling some of India’s popular snack items.