Qutub Minar Delhi

Qutub Minar

“Pillar of Delhi”

Qutb-Minar is the 72.5 m-high tower In Delhi. It has a diameter of 14.32 m at the base and about 2.75 m on the top. Qutbu'd-Din Aibak laid the foundation of Minar in 1193.

Qutub-ud-din-aibak started construction of Qutb-Minar in 1193 but it was not completed by him. He completed the only base storey of it. But His successor Iltutmush created 3 more storeys on it. In 1368 Firoz Shah Tughlak added last storey of Qutub minar. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. The tower is so high that around 379 steps are needed to be climbed to reach the top. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. 

The origins of Qutab Minar are shrouded in controversy. Some believe it was erected as a tower of victory to signify the beginning of the Muslim rule in India. Others say it served as a minaret to the muezzins to call the faithful to prayer.

The minar is made of red sandstone covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Qur'an.  It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with surrounding buildings and monuments.

It is believed that if you stand with your back to the pillar and can reach around and touch your fingers, any wish you make will come true.

Open: All Days

Entry Fee: Rs. 10/- (Indians), Rs. 250/- (Foreigners)

Visitor from SAARC countries: Rs. 10/-

Photography: allowed

Videography camera fee: Rs. 25/-

Phone: 011 2469 8431



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Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030
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