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The Qutub Minar is one of the significant parts of Qutub Complex, located in Delhi, India. The minaret is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 73M high Islamic tower is the Pride of India that is decorated in Arabic inscriptions. Built-in 1193 by Qutub-ud-din-Aibak. Aibek considered a seminar as the victory symbol after defeating the last Hindu Kingdom.

History Of Qutub Minar

The building of Qutub Minar was first initiated by Qutub ud Din Aibak who was also the founder of Delhi Sultanate in the year 1199. It was built with first storey monument and named as Qutub Minar. The name of the minaret is after Qutub ud Din Aibak. Then, it was handed over to Shamsuddin IItumish(successor and son-in-law of Qutub ud din Aibak) and he completed it with three-storeyed building in 1220. Due to lightning strike, the top storey was destroyed and then was repaired by Firoz Shah Tuglaq. Also, Sher Shah Suri added one more storey to the monument during his rule. 

Top attractions in & around Qutub Minar

Tomb of Imam Zamin. It is the tomb of a Sufi saint who came to Delhi from Turkestan. This is absolutely an aesthetic delight located in the Qutub Minar Complex. A small mausoleum that is located in front of Alai Darwaza.

Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. This small mosque is located on the way from Iltutmish tomb towards the unfinished monument Alai Minar.

Iltutmish's Tomb. The tomb is built in the remembrance of Shams Ud-Din Iltutmish who was the third ruler of Mamluk dynasty of Delhi.

Also Read: Constructed in Tudor Architectural style this place is a must visit if you are a history buff

Mehrauli Archeological Park. Spread over 200 acres in Mehrauli, Delhi, Mehrauli Archaeological Park comprises Tomb of Balban. Another historical site that is great to explore.

Things to do in Qutub Minar

Buzzaria Dukaan. Do you like ethical shopping? Get a collection of quirky, ethnic Indian products at Buzzaria Dukaan. It is surrounded by different food joints which will be amazing to explore Old Delhi. Here, you will find organic clothing that includes sarees, stoles etc. apart from this, antique jewellery, cosmetics, lamps and gift items are a name to few. 

Green the Gap. If you love to churn out new articles, then the place is yours! You can buy decorative and antique items that are made of wastes and natural fibres such as an inner tube of the expenditures, jute, waste rice sack.

Best time to visit Qutub Minar

The historical site remains open for all the days of the week. Though, it will be more convenient to visit in the winter months from October to March.

How to reach Qutub Minar?

Delhi is a well-connected metropolitan city that has got great infrastructure and transportation mode. The nearest metro station s are Hauz Khas and Green Park that runs on the Yellow Line. there is also bus and cab service. Though, it is advisable to choose Metro Rail Service for the convenience and time-saving.

Air. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport which is just a few kilometres away from the park. The airport is well-connected to other major cities of India as well as overseas. Once you reach the airport, you can hire a bus, taxi or auto to reach the park. If you want to go by your vehicle, chooseAbdul Gaffar Khan Marg which will take 30-35 minutes to reach the park. Also, Delhi is served by advance metro services. The nearest metro station is Qutub Minar Metro Station in the Yellow Line. 

Rail. The nearest railway station is New Delhi Railway Station which is well-linked to other major cities of India and got the frequent train services across the country. Once you reach the station, you can hire a bus, auto, or taxi to reach the park. The nearest metro station is Qutub Minar Metro Station in Yellow Line. 

Road. The Delhi has got advance roadways connectivity which is well-linked with other neighbouring cities like some cities of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, and Punjab.

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