The Qutub Minar
The Qutub Minar is one of the biggest tourist attractions’ in Delhi. The minaret is part of the Qutub Complex and is the oldest minaret on the Indian Sub-Continent. The area also includes the Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid which is a beautiful mosque next to the tower that was built in 1310. The Qutub Minar is one of India’s many UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The Qutub Minar complex also includes the Lodi gardens a New Delhi park that has almost 90 acres of land. A great place for locals and visitors to take a stroll! The minaret was originally built in 1199 and completed in the year 1369. The structure is the tallest brick building on the planet. The Qutub has an interesting history with the British adding a cupula in 1828 that was eventually removed in 1848 which is known as Smith’s Folly due to the fact that the addition was completely out of place. There was also a tragic incident in 1984 when a stampede killed 45 people in its narrow stairways.
The Qutub Minar is an interesting and amazing piece of World and Indian history and is a must see on any India Tour. If you are planning a trip to Delhi where the Qutub Minar is located or any of India’s great cities, Bains Travel is Canada’s most knowledgeable Travel Agency. With offices in Vancouver, Surrey, Abbotsford and Mississauga that services the entire Greater Toronto Area you can come in for a face-to-face discussion about an India Tour or just pick up the phone anywhere in the United States or Canada to get a quote. Call us at 1-888-340-7447 or email at [email protected].