Interesting Facts about Qutub Minar in Delhi, History, Architecture, and More

One of the historic buildings in Delhi, Qutub Minar, was built about 1,000 years ago. This tower, 73 meters high, looks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Qutub Minar, built by Red Sandstone, is also India's tallest tower. However, it is no longer allowed inside of it.
To get here, you have to get down the Qutub Minar Metro Station. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. For Indians, 30 rupees for foreigners and foreigners have to take a ticket of 500 rupees.

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Delhi's Qutub Minar

will be known by the history of Delhi's capital Delhi. The elegance of the Qutub Minar in Delhi's historic buildings is unique. It is located in Mehrauli area of Delhi. UNESCO rated it 'World Heritage Site'. Do not know how many heroes saga exist in this historic town and these gathas are breathing here in the form of historical buildings. Well there are many historic buildings in Delhi, but today we will talk about Qutub Minar.

Tallest tower

Made of red and yellow sandstone this minaret, is one of the tallest towers in the world. Its height is 72.5 meters (237.86 feet) and it has a total of 379 stairs. Its diameter on the base is 14.3 meters and only 2.7 meters on top. 

Construction of Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar was built by Kutchbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi in 1199 AD. Aibak had built the ground and first floor of the Qutab Minar. Later, his son-in-law and successor Iltutmish created three more floors in it.

How it named As Qutub Minar

The name of Qutub Minar is named after Qutubuddin Aibek, but some historians say that it was named after the famous Muslim saint Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki.

Tourist attractions have been renovated from time to time. The names of the emperors who repaired it are found on its walls. Near the mosque is the iron pillar built in the fourth century which attracts tourists very much. .

Many other famous buildings

There are many other famous buildings in the campus also in the Qutub Minar campus. Among them are the first mosque of India built by Qutbuddin Aibak, the Qawwat-ul-Islam, the fourth-century moon iron pillar (Iron Pillar), the Alai Darwaza, Iltutmish's Tomb. 

The Iron Pilar has not been worn in 1700

Iron Pilar feature, which has not been worn in 1700 years, is that it stands in open sky for the long period of 1700 years. Over the years sunlight, rain and dust have been falling, but despite this, it has not been fought.

All Wishes fulfilled When caught in arms

There is also a belief about it that if a person is caught in his arms from the opposite side, then all his wishes are fulfilled. However, now the circle around this pillar has been made so that people can not touch it by touching it. 

The architecture of architecture is evident in the tower's architecture style from Minar Aibak to the Tughlaq period. The base of the 238 feet Qutub Minar is 17 feet and its top is 9 feet. The tower is decorated with inscriptions and has four balconies.

Therefore, the Kutub Minar is being formed according to the specific ASI, a lot of work has been done here. Some time ago, Kutub Minar had received the award for becoming the best among the people in the country. It is known for Indo-Islamic architecture. After the work of lighting, the number of tourists has increased. The ASI has earned Rs 21 crore in the year 2016-17 from Qutub Minar. Compared to this, Rs 14.25 crore has been earned from Lalkila. In the year 2017-18, the earnings increased from Qutub Minar to Rs 233 crore. However, the revenue earned from Red Fort is 14.5 crore.

Best time to visit Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is place which is best in all seasons all through the year. The premise is open from sunrise to sunset i.e. from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm all week through. You can go anytime of the year. But, because Delhi is too hot in summers, avoid this season if possible.

Number of steps in Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is a 73-metre (239.5 feet) tall tapering tower of five storeys, with a 14.3 metres (47 feet) base diameter, reducing to 2.7 metres (9 feet) at the top of the peak. It contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps.

Qitub-ud-Din Aibak

The construction of the Qutub Minar was started by Qitub-ud-Din Aibak, but he only constructed the basement. The construction of the tower was later taken over by his successor Iltutmish who constructed three more stories. The last two storeys were completed Firoz Shah Tuglak.

Qutub Minar famous for

This monument in India is one of the highest minar in India. Qutab Minar is considered as the earliest Islamic monument in India. The minar is decorated with the Arabic inscriptions and the pillars also has Brahmi inscriptions. This is a 12th century monument and is listed as UNESCO world heritage site.

Which is highest Taj Mahal or Qutub Minar
The Taj Mahal is 243.5ft. in height while the Qutab Minar is only 239ft. The Taj Mahal is so proportionately constructed, one can never imagine that it is taller than the Qutab Minar, the tallest minaret in the world.

Brief information About Qutub Minar

Address: Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Height: 73 m

Visiting Hours: 


Designated: 1993 (17th session)

Construction: Started by Qutub-ud-din Aibak / completed by his son-in-law Iltutmish

Where it Located: Near Mehrauli 

Nearest Metro station: Qutub Minar

The day of opening of Qutub Minar: Every Day 

Daily Entrance fee:  Rs 10 (Indian), 250 rupees (foreigner) 

The day of closure:  None

Note: No food is allowed inside the Qutub minar , except drinking water.


Delhi is a union territory and the capital city of India. It is located in the northern part of the country and is bordered by Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Delhi has a rich history and was ruled by various dynasties such as the Mughals, the Khiljis, and the Tughlaqs.Delhi is known for its historical monuments such as the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, and Humayun"s Tomb. The city also has a vibrant culture and is known for its street food, which includes dishes like chaat, parathas, and kebabs.The economy of Delhi is primarily based on the service sector, with the city being home to many multinational corporations and government offices. The city is also a major transportation hub, with the Indira Gandhi International Airport being one of the busiest airports in the world.


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