A trip to Delhi remains incomplete if you do not pay a visit to the Qutub Minar. This is one of the most famous iconic monuments of India that defines the glorious past of the bygone era of Indian history. Delhi is one of the most sought-after destinations by a lot of travellers from across the globe. There are several things that one gets to do in and around Qutub Minar. There are a lot of tour organizers that can help you to plan a day trip around this fascinating monument but, Delhi is best explored on your own.
Qutub Minar is a UNESCO heritage site and is one of the tallest brick towers in the world. This is also one of the gorgeous minarets to watch. Qutub Minar is named after the Sufi saint Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki and is regarded as one of the most beautiful tombs all over the world. You can get to see an amazing blend of Nagari and Parso-Arabic style of architecture used in the construction of this minaret. There are a lot of other minarets that were constructed with an inspiration drawn from this huge minaret. Chand Minar is one such monument that has a lot of semblance with Qutub Minar amongst the many others.
Here are some tips on how to spend a day in and around Qutub Minar!
- Visit the ancient Mughal Architectural wonders
Delhi was one of the most decorated cities during the Mughal Era, and there are several architectural marvels that one can plan to visit during their day out to explore the massive Qutub Minar Complex. After going around the extremely intricate carved walls and the red brick minarets of Qutub Minar, you can start off to explore the other monuments like Ala-I-Darwaza, Tomb of Imam Zamin, Alauddin Khilji Tomb, and Hijron Ka Khanqah.
All these places also have equal historical significance similar to Qutub Minar. By the time you finish gathering details on all these historical wonders, it would be noon, and you can proceed to finish your lunch.
- Iron Pillar
Iron pillar is one of the most important landmarks in Delhi. According to history, this pillar was erected as a tribute to Lord Vishnu as there are inscriptions in Sanskrit all over this pillar.
- Restaurants near Qutub Minar
When you are in Delhi, it is good to go around a gastronomical tour. The city has a plethora of food options. Starting from the crispy samosas, and finger-licking Biriyani, they have also embraced some of the best and posh restaurants too. Lavaash by Saby, QLA and the beautiful open-air restaurant Olive Bar & Kitchen are some of the restaurants just a few minutes from the historical site.
If you crave Thai food, there is Bo Tai Qutub or Thai High not too far from Qutub Minar. Thai High also has terrace seating with a nice view of green Delhi. Lastly, you will notice at the ticketing counter that entry fees are different for lndian nationals and non-Indians. If you are a resident in India and have documents that can prove it, such as a copy of your FRRO, you can enter with the local fee.