Friday, September 26, 2014

Qutub Minar - A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Aeroplane Above Qutub Minar Delhi

Qutub Minar is one of the most easily recognised monument in India. Built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, Qutub Minar is the second tallest Minar in India. It is 73 meters tall and has 379 steps. However it is no longer allowed to enter the Minar after a stampede that occurred in 1981. 

Delhi


The capital of India New Delhi and Old Delhi, the erstwhile capital of the mughal empire have some of the best monuments in India. It is and has always been the centre of political activity in India. 



Iron Pillar


The Iron Pillar is nearly 7 meters high and is made of rust resistant metals. In fact it is quite amazing that it has withstood the extreme weather of Delhi for so long.

Iron Pillar In Front Of Qutub Minar Delhi

Iron Pillar Qutub Minar Delhi

Qutab complex


There are several other buildings in different stages of ruins. There are several tombs in the complex and different designs on the walls and pillars. Most of the Qutub complex has been constructed from plundered Hindu Temples. 

Architecture Qutub Minar Delhi

Door Qutub Minar Delhi

Pillar Design Qutub Minar Delhi

Pillars In Qutub Minar Delhi

Pillars Qutub Minar Delhi

Qutub Minar Delhi

Remains Qutub Minar Delhi

Tomb In Qutub Minar Delhi

Tomb Outside Qutub Minar Delhi

Wall Design Qutub Minar Delhi

Most of the architecture in the Qutub Complex is quite simple but varied. There is very little repetition of designs even in the same part of a building. I would have liked it better if we could go to the top. Also I think it will be a lot more pleasant to visit Delhi in Winter. The scorching heat of Delhi is not something that allows a traveller the luxury of time to observe and admire monuments. Qutub Minar in itself doesn't have a lot to offer and is probably worth only one visit for the sake of experience. 

Other Review


Qutub Minar in Google Places
Qutub Minar in Tripadvisor

Summary


Qutub Minar - A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Worth A One Time Visit
Rating: 3
Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030 India 
Reviewed by Sougata Khan on .


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