Top 5 Reasons To Visit Qutub Minar

By on April 17, 2018

Qutub Minar is one of the top heritage sites and must visit monuments in Delhi. Know about the Qutub Minar, the impressive symbol of New Delhi.

Qutub Minar, Delhi

Read here about top 5 reasons to visit Qutub Minar :

1. Largest Minar of India

A glance at him, and the visitors do not return; they keep on contemplating it again and again. This is the magic effect that this site holds for everyone who comes to his feet. It is in an exceptional environment of white buildings that you will discover, royally erected on its 72.5 meters height. Do not look far, it is Qutub Minar, a symbol for all India. The monument is beautifully painted in red, a color borrowed from the sandstone used in its construction. Come taste the flavor of this wonderful and fascinating adventure that plunges you into the heart of an impressive monument!

2. You Will Know Its Controversial Origin

Speculations surround the origin of the construction of Qutub Minar. For some, and especially historians, this tower would be erected to usher in the reign of Muslim rule over India. For others, it was built to serve as a minaret to the muezzin’s calls to the faithful for prayer. It’s hard to decide between who says the truth and who saves it. One thing is sure, today; its ruins subsist and communicate to the visitor who comes to their discovery their true origin. Trip to New Delhi cannot be completed without a exploring this monument that captures attention and charm!

3. Its an Extraordinary Architecture

A height of 72.5 meters for a diameter at the base of 14.32 meters and 2.75 meters wide at the top: thus appear the characteristics that display the building. Although its imposing size remains the most visible element, it is not the only characteristic that impresses when the eye pierces the beauty of the Qutub Minar. There is also its extraordinary architecture that is reflected in the evolution of Aibak’s styles in Tuglûk. Magnificent engravings bearing inscriptions of Koranic verses can be discovered on the first three floors of the monument. An impressive masterpiece! Discover them and immerse yourself in the fabulous world of art by visiting this magnificent building.

4. The Work of Three Sultans

The construction of the Qutub Minar extended over several decades. It was Qutb Ud-Din Aibak, the first Sultan of New Delhi, who undertook the construction of the building in 1192. But he only realized the first level. Following him, Ilutmish continued the work begun by his predecessor by adding three additional levels. Finally, Fîrûz Shâh Tughlûq, like the first two sultans, brought his stone to the building by building the fifth and last level. It is therefore to these three great sultans that New Delhi owes the construction of the symbol of an entire country!

5. A Monument That Retains Its Brilliance

Despite the weather with its succession of bad weather, sometimes of catastrophes, this building kept its brightness thanks to the various restorations which were carried out there. The show that is reserved for you is therefore quite alive and full. Beyond the architecture of the monument, you will have the chance to discover the sumptuous portal of Alai-Darwaza and the mosque of Quwwat ul Islam, the oldest mosque in North India. Everything in Qutub Minar is fabulous to discover! You only have one thing to do to enjoy the delights of an exciting moment: get there! Explore this minaret in an luxurious way with Deccan Odyssey Train which is the popular world luxury train in India provides luxurious journeys in India.

Did you know?

  • Qutub Minar is the third highest minaret in the world
  • For security reasons, access to the summit of Qutub Minar is forbidden
  • The building is said to have been built to celebrate the victory of Qutab-ud-Din Aibak on Prithviraj.

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