Qutub Minar

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Delhi is not just about Mughal architecture, justifies the 'Qutub Minar'. 73-metre tall minaret, named after Qutub-ud-din-Aibak, beautiful Qutub Minar is the epitome of Iranian architecture. This masterpiece has its first 3 storeys constructed with red stone while the fourth and fifth storeys are built with marble and sandstone respectively. The highlights of this minaret includes the first mosque in India - a mosque named 'Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid' at the foot of the tower. The minaret also has a spiral staircase with 379 steps. However, the spiral staircase is not open to the general public.

Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar
Entry ticket: Rs 40 (for Indians) and Rs 600 (for Foreigners)
Location: Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 2 hours 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 07:00 AM-05:00 PM

A tip from HelloTrippeR: Visiting Qutub Minar involves a lot of walking in an open ground. So, to beat the heat, wear a cap and carry your water bottles.

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