Qutub Minar is located in South Delhi and is one of the tallest Minar of the world. It is one of the must-see sites of Delhi. Mostly in the ruins, it was built to celebrate the victory of Mohammed Ghori, the invader from Afghanistan, over the Rajputs in 1192. I guess if I remember correctly, Dev Anand and Nutan descend from the stairs of Qutub Minar while Dev Anand sang “Dil ka Bhawar karen pukar…”
We reached Qutub Minar early morning. We cannot climb Qutub Minar due to safety reason as it is closed for visitors but modern technology still permits you to watch from top of the Minar. At the bottom of the minar is a small space where there is kept a small computer which is connected to a camera at the top of the Minar. The camera moves 360 degrees giving a brief description of all the building around the Minar.
It cost 10 per person. I guess, it could be easily be integrated into the normal ticket and shown in a Audio-Video show instead of everybody wandering around totally clueless of the monument they are viewing.
While visiting Qutub Minar, one can’t help but notice the enormous size of the Minar and also the ruins around it. The effect time has had on the structure over the centuries.
The entry to the Qutub Minar.
The view of Qutub Minar from outside. Unlike Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar can be seen from a long distance. After all it is 72.5 meters high (237.8 ft)
The Qutub Minar. The sky seems to small
Information about Qutub Minar in stone.
The Alai Darwaza at the foot of the Qutub Minar. At this Alai Darwaza is a computer which is connected to a camera at the top of the Qutub Minar.
Information about Alai Darwaza
The incomplete Alai Minar. At one time it was supposed to tower twice above Qutub Minar. Unfortunately, it never got completed because the person who started died before it could be completed.
Information about Alai Minar
The Iron pillar in the compound of Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. It has inscription in sanskrit
The translation of the sanskrit inscription on the pillar
The ruins near Qutub Minar
The strange cloud formation when I was shooting the Alai-Minar
The Qutub from inside the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque