Qutub Minar Complex

The Qutub Minar which stands today in the Mehrauli area of Delhi has been standing tall for over 800 years. It is the tallest brick built minar of the early medieval period. Built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1199 to celebrate his kingship, the Qutub Minar is a part of the earliest surviving mosque in northern India, the Quwwat-ul-Islam. With five imposing floors, the entire Minar is clad in red and cream sandstone which is embellished with beautiful Thuluth calligraphy in which are written the verses from the Quran.

A lot of additions were made in the Qutub Complex later. These include the relocated iron pillar of King Chandra with its Brahmi inscription, the unfinished Alai Minar of Alauddin Khilji, the tomb of Iltutmish, a Mughal Garden complex and the tomb of Imam Zamin. Thus, the complex covers a huge slice of the history of Islamic Delhi from the 12th century to the Mughal era.

# When visiting Qutb Minar, travellers should be aware of the opening hours and closing time of the monument. The visitor timings for Qutb Minar are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Additional Info: Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Qila, and Tughlaqabad Fort are some other famous monuments in Delhi.

# The address for Qutb Minar is Mehrauli, New Delhi. Qutb Minar’s location can be easily tracked through any web mapping service provider.
Additional Info: Sheraton New Delhi Hotel, Qutub Residency Hotel, FabHotel Anutham Saket, Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi and Tivoli Garden Resort Hotel are some of the top hotels near Qutb Minar.

# Qutb Minar’s entry fee for Indian visitors is Rs. 35 per person, but it stands at Rs. 550 per person for a foreign visitor. Also, Rs. 35 per person is the entry ticket price for SAARC and BIMSTEC visitors.
Additional Info: There are many interesting things to do in Delhi such as shopping in popular places like Khan Market, Sarojini Nagar Market, Lajpat Nagar and Janpath Lane, as well as enjoying street food at Chandni Chowk.

# You can now book Qutb Minar tickets online on Yatra.com. The website brings to you online ticket options for 141 historical monuments, museums and sites across India. So buy your tickets online and jump the queue.


Did You Know?

* The Qutb Minar was known as the tower of victory. The purpose behind building this tower was to celebrate the defeat of the last Hindu kingdom in Delhi.

* The topmost floor of Qutb Minar was once destroyed due to lightning. Later, the floor was rebuilt by Firoz Shah Tughlaq. This floor was rebuilt using white marble.

About Qutub Minar Complex

The Qutub Minar which stands today in the Mehrauli area of Delhi has been standing tall for over 800 years. It is the tallest brick built minar of the early medieval period. Built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1199 to celebrate his kingship, the Qutub Minar is a part of the earliest surviving mosque in northern India, the Quwwat-ul-Islam. With five imposing floors, the entire Minar is clad in red and cream sandstone which is embellished with beautiful Thuluth calligraphy in which are written the verses from the Quran.

A lot of additions were made in the Qutub Complex later. These include the relocated iron pillar of King Chandra with its Brahmi inscription, the unfinished Alai Minar of Alauddin Khilji, the tomb of Iltutmish, a Mughal Garden complex and the tomb of Imam Zamin. Thus, the complex covers a huge slice of the history of Islamic Delhi from the 12th century to the Mughal era.

# When visiting Qutb Minar, travellers should be aware of the opening hours and closing time of the monument. The visitor timings for Qutb Minar are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Additional Info: Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Qila, and Tughlaqabad Fort are some other famous monuments in Delhi.

# The address for Qutb Minar is Mehrauli, New Delhi. Qutb Minar’s location can be easily tracked through any web mapping service provider.
Additional Info: Sheraton New Delhi Hotel, Qutub Residency Hotel, FabHotel Anutham Saket, Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi and Tivoli Garden Resort Hotel are some of the top hotels near Qutb Minar.

# Qutb Minar’s entry fee for Indian visitors is Rs. 35 per person, but it stands at Rs. 550 per person for a foreign visitor. Also, Rs. 35 per person is the entry ticket price for SAARC and BIMSTEC visitors.
Additional Info: There are many interesting things to do in Delhi such as shopping in popular places like Khan Market, Sarojini Nagar Market, Lajpat Nagar and Janpath Lane, as well as enjoying street food at Chandni Chowk.

# You can now book Qutb Minar tickets online on Yatra.com. The website brings to you online ticket options for 141 historical monuments, museums and sites across India. So buy your tickets online and jump the queue.


Did You Know?

* The Qutb Minar was known as the tower of victory. The purpose behind building this tower was to celebrate the defeat of the last Hindu kingdom in Delhi.

* The topmost floor of Qutb Minar was once destroyed due to lightning. Later, the floor was rebuilt by Firoz Shah Tughlaq. This floor was rebuilt using white marble.

Monument Information

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport : Indira Gandhi International Air Port Indira Gandhi International Air Port
  • Nearest Railway Station : Old Delhi Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Kashmiri Gate Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : August To September

    Summer : Starts in early April and peak in May & Temperature is 32°C (avg)

    Winter : Starts in November and peaks in January & Average Temperature is 12 to 13°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : November to March

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Toilets
  • Drinking Water Facility
  • Benches
  • Ramps and wheelchair access

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Mr. Daljeet Singh
  • Phone: 91-11-23277705
  • E-mail: circledel.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 35
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 550
₹ 550 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 35
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 35
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax