In line with an integrated development programme, the area surrounding Qutub Minar is getting a revamp.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) may have announced free entry for women visitors at its protected monuments, reports say.
In the twelfth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, Paromita Shastri looks at the Qutub complex, which presents an amalgamation of several architectural styles in India-Persian, Arabic and Indian-that later came to be known as Indo-Saracenic. The famed Qutub Minar itself has braved natural calamities and disastrous preservation efforts to continue as one of India’s most identifiable monuments.
With so much cultural heritage tied to one monument, it would be a shame to visit and not appreciate the story or history behind it. Rudy has got you covered.
Catch a glimpse of the 12th-century Delhi Sultanate masterclass at this historic Qutub Minar. From the Iron Pillar of Delhi to Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, see the Qutub complex in all its entirety.
This complete guide to Delhi’s Qutub Minar reveals the mysteries surrounding it, how to visit it, and what else to do nearby.
In ‘Delhi’s Qutb Complex’, Catherine B. Asher goes beyond Mehrauli and Delhi to look at the afterlife of the iconic tower that is the Qutb Minar.
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Qutub Minar, the beautiful minaret built by Qutb-ud-din-Aibak in the 12th century stands in the southern part of Delhi. It stands testimony to the expertise of Indian architects of that era. Combined with the Islamic influence and sheer stature of the minar, it is identified as one of the defining symbols of India. The 73 m-high tower of victory, is surrounded by sprawling lawns and at the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. It has been deemed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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