Half Day Visit of Qutub Minar Complex

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Its been almost a year in NCR region. After almost 8-9 months we realised that we should see Delhi and the places around NCR region. Finally we decided to break free and started to roam around on alternative weekends. Thanks to my wife for making it possible. There is a famous saying ‘Behind every successful man there is a woman’. I don’t know how far it is correct, but let me tell you ‘behind my weekend outings there is always a my wife’s taunting wordings… how long you watch a TV? let’s go out..!’

We thought HHY is the better platform to collect and share all our experience and some information on the places we visited. Also we would like to store the memories here in blogging world to cherish for life time.

We will be bringing our experience and memories to all of you in the form of Photo stories in the next blogs.

Half day visit to Qutub Minar.

Qutub Minar was started to built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak then it was completed by his son in law.

So starting our half day journey:

We reached there around 10.30 on Saturday morning. There was a long que for buying tickets. But it didn’t take too long to get the tickets. Many local, outsiders and foreigners were there came to visit it.

Then we entered in the premises. We could see the main Minar (tower) from there surrounded by trees.

Qutub Minar view from entrance

Airport is very near to Qutub Minar and you can find Aeroplane regularly near to Minar when you are taking photos.

Qutub Minar with Aeroplane

Inside it was not much crowded and people were taking photos and selfie like you find any tourist place in the world. We did not hire a guide but there were stones marked with information about each building.

The Minar is a five storied building with height of 73 mtrs. We also took some pictures there.

Left: Qutub Minar in natural light, Right: Used my sunglasses as filter

Buildings other than the Minar was not in good condition. At many places you can see that the sculpture is eroded or broken and repaired by the authorities. But whatever remained there, was really having something in it.

There was a main entrance on the left side of the Minar known as Alai Darwaja (entrance) with very good air circulation and we were feeling good even in that hot day with sun being above us. All the walls of building were carved or engraved with different designs.

Click on / touch the photo to enlarge.

Then there was a tomb near to that entrance, you need to go down and again climb few stairs to go there. We took some pictures again and moved ahead.

Left:Alai Darwaja, Right: Tomb of Imam Zamin, Center: Qutub Minar

From the back side of the Minar you can see two almost broken big gates with really interesting carving on it. This view make you feel like, if you come may be after several years you will not see many of them. These are actually part of the once a mosque named Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. This was actually a Jain temple and you can find some traces of temple.

Tits and bits of this mosque is there and certain interesting photos we are sharing here.

The next stop was tomb of Iltutmish who was son in law of Qutub-ud-din Aibak.

Carved gate of Tomb of Iltutmish

We were exhausted by the time we visited all these. A big tree and some benches were there and so we rested there, had some food and children were playing around. There were many squirrel and some of them were coming near to us for food. And that created many posts you can see on our blog site listed at the end of this . Below are few more photos of squirrels.

Squirrels are enjoying food given by visiters

Last building of the campus we visited was Also Minar, named after Alauddin Khilji. He wanted to build it four times larger than the Qutub Minar but the construction was stopped after death of Alauddin Khilji.

Alai Minar – An incomplete desire of Alauddin Khilji

Overall the visit was an enjoyment and Also we were knowing something from Indian history which we used to read in our school time.


Happy Travel Blogging…

Haddhaiyaar..📷

Contact us at: haddhaiyaarr@gmail.com


Earlier posts of HHY on tits and bits of Qutub Minar:

Qutb Minar, the tallest minaret in the world

Wordless Wednesday: Alai Minar an unfinished tower

Hello? Is anybody there?

RUSNAV’s first photography

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9 Replies to “Half Day Visit of Qutub Minar Complex”

  1. In my first visit to Delhi I stayed in Mehrauli and on my last day there, I went to the Mehrauli Archaeological park. It was really fascinating. The history was interesting, but what was really startling for me as a foreigner was how all of these ancient spaces were completely left alone. While the Qutb Minar has so many people, I wandered around Rajon Ki Baoli all alone with only the caretaker to keep me company. Quli Khan’s tomb was also really interesting – and the history of it, particularly what Metcalfe did was shocking. (But not as shocking as all I read about him later!)

    The Qutb Minar is still one of my favourite places to visit, and I hope to get back there in January with my wife. One more surprise for me was to read about Razia Sultan – She was sultan of Delhi almost 800 years ago. Meanwhile, the US has yet to elect a woman as president.

    All of this history – and the fact that it is everywhere I look in Delhi – and the rest of India – is what keeps bringing me back there time after time…

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    1. Hi Todd thanks for visiting…and welcome to India for your January visit and hope it will be successful in all manner…

      I think you know more about Delhi than us and we will surely visit the places you mentioned in your comment…

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    1. It’s good that you have visited these many places in Delhi…we are here in this region from 1 year but many places are yet to be covered…will check out your posts for reference…

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