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Review of Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar
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USD 30.00*
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Historic Delhi Morning Tour Including Chattarpur...
Ranked #2 of 460 things to do in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Construction on this sandstone minaret was begun in 1192. Surrounded by other historical sites, it is the most popular monument in India. Miniature Souvenir is available at Luv Indiya, 12 B Janpath Market, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Reviewed 6 April 2018

It is well famous in India. We all add it to our wish list when visit Delhi. There is an iron pillar inside which is not rusted yet.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this location as part of a private tour we booked through Tour My India. Our guide called it the Leaning Tower of Delhi. The carvings in the sandstone and marble are beautiful. Definitely a must see!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place for day out specially for heritage lovers. I summers it adviced to visit early in morning or in evening as its an open area and it is very hot during the day time

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I came here with a friend as I'm interested in architecture. The site was well looked after and not too busy (as a lot of Indian attractions are).

Thank Louitobias
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Qutub Minar is a historically important monument but is it worth enduring a long queue under the scorching sun under? Expect a bit of pushing as you negotiate the crowd at the ticket booth, and once within the premises you'll find plenty of space to wander around and marvel at what must be the tallest pre-modern skyscraper of its kind.

It is interesting as well to take a walk around the lonely foundation of its companion, the Alai Minar which is twice the diameter but never completed. For some unknown reason, most visitors to the place and tour guides are only taking photographs at the exact same place, leading to unnecessary congestion.

Tourists take photographs of people "in their way" in these canned shots without regard for others' privacy, so I swiftly steered my guide out of the herd mentality and took my own shots which had better lighting and composition.

The best place to be is around Alai Minar and there you can enjoy peace and quiet away from everyone and enjoy the sight of aircraft flying over the tower - advanced vehicles that might as well be from a different planet if observed from the perspective and time of the people who built these great monuments.

Aside from these interesting insights, there wasn't much takeaway from my visit here - there are other places with equal grandeur, less crowds, less or no entrance fees, and much more things to do.

Take note that losing your entry token means you pay a 200rs fine when you exit - this seems unfair to locals as it is many times more the price of entry!

Thank KannanKoh
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