Touring around the Qutab Minar Complex which is located in south of Delhi, India.
Entrance fee to the Qutb Minar site is 250 Rupees for non-Indians and the complex is located around 14 Kms south of Connaught Place. This very interesting archaeological complex is open daily and
usually very busy with both overseas tourists often on day-out coach excursions as well as with Indian families. The Qutb Minar (also known as Qutab Minar or Qutub Minar) itself is a 238 foot (72.5 metre) high red sandstone tower, has 379 steps up to it's top and is the world's tallest brick minaret. Building commenced around 1193 under the instructions of India's Qutb-ud-din Aibak
who was India's first Muslim leader and was completed by Firuz Shah Tughluq around 1386 - the minaret and complex is listed as a World Heritage Site.
It might be a good idea to visit the minaret sooner than later since apparently it is starting to tilt.[ Click the thumbnails for a larger picture - use the back button to return to this page. ]