Everyone will be aware of the history of Delhi, the capital of the country. There are many stories of how many heroes exist in this historical city and these stories are breathing here as the status of historical buildings. Although there are many historical buildings in Delhi, today we will talk about Qutub Minar.
Qutub Minar is the second tallest building in the world and is made of bricks. Located near the Chhatarpur temple in The Mehrauli area of Delhi, It is about 73 meters high and has five floors. It was built in 1200 AD by the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, Qutubuddin Aibak. Aibak had just built its first floor, while his son built three floors of it, while in 1368 Ferozeshah Tughlaq built the fifth and final floors. It was built with red stone and marble. There are round stairs inside it.
History of Qutub Minar of Delhi
Qutub Minar is named after the Qutub-ud-din Aibak, the Sultanate of Delhi since he started construction in 1199 AD. The name of the man who built the Qutub Minar was Bakhtiyar Kaki, who was a Sufi saint. It is said that the map of the tower was made before Turkey came to India. It is said that this tower was built after taking inspiration from the Rajput tower.
After the construction of this mosque, Iltumish (1210–35) and Ala-ud-din Khilji developed this mosque. In the year 1928, Major Robert Smith of the British Indian Army got it repaired, he also built a dome over the building, but later the Pakistan Government General Lord Hardinge had removed the dome and it was in the east of Qutub Minar Gate it installed mosque developed.
Basic Information About Qutub Minar
Location Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Nearest Metro Satation Qutub Minar Metro Station
Open All Days
Entry Fees Rs.35 (Indians); Rs.550 (Foreigners)
Timing 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
7 Interesting Facts
- The most important thing is an iron pillar in the premises which has been around for 2000 years but it has not rusted till now. Not having rust in iron pole for so many years is a very big thing in itself.
- It is the largest building in India but it is not at all straight, it is a little bent. The biggest reason for this is that the repair work of this building has been done many times.
- It is the tallest building in the world as well as the tallest building made of bricks.
- There are 379 circular steps inside the building which is up to the height of the entire building.
- The inscription Minar has inscriptions in Arabic and Nagari script. Which tells about its history.
- It was damaged after the earthquake under the rule of Feroz Shah Tughlaq, then Feroz Shah got it repaired. But after this, the tower was broken due to an earthquake again in 1505, which was repaired by Alexander Lodi.
- The original name of the Qutub Minar is called the Vishnu Pillar, along with one of the Navratnas of its emperor Chandragupta Vikramaditya.
Nearby Attractions of Qutub Minar of Dellhi
- India Gate (11.1KM)
- Humayun’s Tomb (12.3KM)
- Gurudwara Bangla Saheb (13KM)
- Red Fort (17.4KM)
- Akshardham Temple (18.4KM)
Best Time to Visit
Qutub Minar can have a week-long entry and its timing is from 6 am to 6 pm. Here you can spend 1 to 2 hours comfortably.
How to Reach in Qutub Minar of Delhi
The nearest metro station of is Qutub Minar, which is connected to the Huda City Center in Gurgaon from Samaypur Badli, Delhi via Yellow Line. Tourists can take DTC bus numbers 539 and 715 from the other side of the road by reaching Qutub Minar metro station. . The fare in non-such bus is up to 5 rupees, while in such bus, 10 rupees.
Apart from this, all the buses which go towards Mehrauli, they pass through Qutub Minar. If you want, you can also go by a bus. You can also be reach here via auto
If you have made a plan, then you can book online ticket of Qutub Minar through ASI Monuments.