Qutub Minar

A Travel Guide for History Lovers

Qutub Minar is a tower that stands tall in the heart of Delhi. It was built by the first Muslim ruler of Delhi and is believed to be one of the tallest brick minarets in the world. The tower is 73 meters high and made of red sandstone and marble.

-  Take photographs -  Walk through gardens nearby -  Explore tombs and mosques

Things to do:

Places to visit in Qutub Minar

-  Tombs of Qutb-ud-din Aybak and Shamsi Badruz Jahan Begum -  Dome of Asaf Khan’s Tomb -  Ruins of Lal Kot Fort and Humayun’s Tomb -  Royal Baths (hammam) inside the complex

Offbeat places in Qutub Minar

-  Humayun’s Tomb -  Nizamuddin Dargah -  Red Fort

Places to visit nearby

This tower is high and has 379 steps to its top. The word Qutub means “axis” or “pivot”, signifying one’s spiritual pivot (or axis) between the temporal world and the spiritual realm. Legend has it that its uppermost story was supposed to be made from gold when it was first built.

Construction on the Taj Mahal, created by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in honour of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, began in 1632 and was finished in 1648. Subsequent additions to the mosque, guest house, and main southern entrance, as well as the outer courtyard and its cloisters, were made in 1653.

Follow this detailed Travel Guide to know more about the Qutub Minar.