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About Qutb complex

Qutub Minar is the star attraction of Qutb complex. It is a 73-metre high tower, the construction of which was started by Qutubuddin Aibak but finished by his son-in-law Iltutmish. It was built to celebrate Muslim dominance over Delhi after the defeat of the last Hindu ruler. It is five storey tower that becomes narrower as it goes up thereby providing an illusion of extra height. The two topmost minars, which stand out for being made of marble instead of red sandstone, were added later by Firoz Shah Tughlaq. The highest tower in India, Qutub Minar shows different architectural styles from Aibak to Tughlaq era. The complex also features the Quwwat ul Islam Mosque that has hundred richly carved pillar, with the most un-mosque-like voluptuous gods on all sides and a west-facing prayer hall. Nearby lie Iltutmish's tomb and madrasa, having a simple structure with lace-like tracery of Quranic injunctions. The iron pillar that stands in the courtyard of this complex is a wonder in itself. This 5th-century relic bears an inscription praising Gupta dynasty rulers. This 7-metre high pillar has not shown any sign of rust over 1600 years. For those who take a keen interest in history, this attraction is a must visit.

Historical Context: In 1192, the defeat of Prithviraj Chauhan at the hands of Muhammad Ghori ushered in the Islamic rule. Ghori put his Turkish slave, later promoted to the level of General, Qutubuddin Aibak in charge at Delhi. Thus, began the Slave Dynasty, the presence of which along with Khalji and Tighlaq dynasties can be seen in Qutub Complex.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist Adult : INR 10 Child(below 15 years of age) : Free Foreign Tourist Adult : INR 250
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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