Qutub Minar

Historic Minar (Tower) From 12 and 13th Centuries

Before even breaching the borders of Mehrauli, a distinct figure will loom victoriously over the forested horizon. The Qutub (Qutb) Minar was built alongside the Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid (mosque) around 1192 AD under Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the first Delhi Sultanate.

Constructed from the deconstructed remains of 27 Hindu and Jain temples, potentially including the Yogmaya Mandir, the relics of deities can still be seen carved into the stones. 73 meters (240 feet) tall, the tower is a awe striking testimony of resilience.

Surviving an earthquake and lightning strike, the Qutub reaches heavenward as a persisting representation of historic Mehrauli.  Join daily crowds gathering to visit this towering site, and catch a glimpse of Mehrauli's grand history.
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- Period: Late-12th Century (Original Structure) | 13th Century (Completion of the Upper Three Stories) - Hours: Daytime and Evenings - Cost: 600 (Foreigner) | 50 (Indian) - Attire: No Special Requirements
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