This tall minaret named Qutub Minar is located in the National Capital Delhi and is among the most visited places by tourists in Delhi and nearby areas. The Minaret is a part of the Qutub Minar Complex, which is one of the 25 World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in India.
Location of Qutub Minar-
The Qutub Minar complex is located in the Mehrauli area in the south of Delhi.
This minaret is having a height of around 73 meter and a base diameter of about 14.3 meter.
The peak diameter of the minaret is around 2.75 meter reflecting the tapering construction of the building.
There are Five distinctive floors or storeys in the Qutub Minar and entry inside them is banned after an accident occurred on December 4, 1981 leading to deaths of around 47 persons due falling of staircase.
How to reach there-
ADDRESS- Mehrauli, New Delhi
The best way to reach there is through Delhi Metro. Qutub Minar lies around 3 km apart from the Qutub Minar Metro Station of Delhi lying on Yellow Line.
From Indira Gandhi International Airport, the distance of the complex is around 14 km which is an affair of just 20 to 25 minutes through the taxi.
From New Delhi Railway Station, the distance is around 15 km and can be covered within 30 minutes or so.
The fees for entry in the Qutub Minar complex is as follows-
For Indian tourists (Above 15 years)- INR 30
For Indian child (Below 15 years)- INR 0
For Foreign Tourists- INR 500
For Photo and Video Camera- INR 25
The minaret is open for people’s visit on all days of a week and timings are from 7am to 5 pm every day.
The best time to visit the complex during the early morning hours to avoid the crowd, that remains at its peak during the day and evening times. Cloakroom facility is available for tourists to keep their belongings safe while they visit the place.
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