It was again Comedy Central and Friends plus breakfast and South Indian lunch in my relative's home. Post that we went to Qutub Minar. Good for us, as it was some archaeological day, entry was free. Qutub Minar wasn't exciting as such and it wasn't as good as the Jaipur one too but the metro ride as usual was lovely.While coming back through Monday market in Karol Bagh, had a golgappae but missed chola bhatura. I somehow miss that every time. Monday market actually seemed to be a good avenue to buy cheap necessary things. But I was in no mood for shopping so didn't get any.Night, post dinner took a bus to station and reached the station well in advance. There was never a dearth of having juices. Lime, litchi, ice cream and mixed. It kept going on.Day 10 - One Final Journey It was a day I was getting fried up in the train oven. There was never a dearth of Supari clad local men in the compartment.
Last year i made it a point to revisit and revive all old memories of Delhi and started with Qurab Minar this time. One of the famous monument of Delhi and indeed one of the beautiful one. An epitome of mughal might and dominance along with the traces of old age indian history and is a UNESCO world heritage. Once you enter the gates, you will see beautiful garden on right side and a mosque on left. A way will lead you to the area where can find yourself in front of “Qutab Minar” with a compound in front of it. You will see people clicking pictures in thousand postures. The compound will lead to 3 different ways:1) Ashok Stambh (Iron Pillar) on the right hand side of qutab minar holds special important as it was constructed by King Chandra (Changragupta period). It is famous for the rust resistant composition of the metals used in its construction. It’s height is 23ft approx and standing tall since ages holding the history of India. 2) Garden on left side which has a variety of flowers and area where you can sit and watch the sun set. 3) Alai Minar: if you go straight you can see Alai Minar and it is said to be the incomplete tower of victory. It was the vanity project of Alauddin Khilji as the project was abandoned soon after the completion of first story only. You can also see three islamic graves there with inscriptios. You can reach here by bus/ metro/ car. Timings are 8am to 6pm Ticket cost INR 25 for Indians and INR 550 for foreign tourists (p.s. you can book online through yatra.com as well) Nearest metro station: Qutab minar metro stationFood: The place is surrounded by many good restaurants and eating places from where you can have a view of the qutab and spend a wonderful evening.See some of my clicks capturing Qutab Minar from different angels. ( Insta Handle @randominspiration_pj)
As i said earlier i got to stay in my friend's room for couple of days and got his metro card to roam around really saved me thousands of rupees. Really glad for that.After taking a rest for the evening i headed towards qutub minar from guru dronacharya metro station.
Qutub Minar: This is located at Mehrouli. The nearest Metro station is Qutub Minar, which is 6 mins drive from this place. It's a UNESCO world heritage site. It is an architectural marvel of ancient India. It is red and buff sandstone and the highest tower in India. The complex has a number of other important monuments such as the gateway built in 1310, the Alai Darwaza, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque; the tombs of Altamish, Ala-ud-din Khalji and Imam Zamin; the Alai Minar, a 7m high Iron Pillar, etc.The entry fee is Rs.35/-.