9. QUTUB MINAR ( Metro-Qutub Minar // Must Have Heard About this and Also Read In Books//Magnificant Complex//Crowded At Ticket Counters// Huge Complex// Very Nice // Must Visit// Safe// Lots Of Tourists)Tip: Visit The Famous DARGAH Nearby Qutub Minar Complex.(Ask The Shop or Locals For Directions )
The very first place that i have visited in Delhi was Qutub minar. There is a metro station for Qutub minar, you can find share autos from metro station to the minar and they charge about 10/20 rupees. Not only the minar this place got some architectural structures. The entry ticket is about 30-50 rupees for indians. Entry timings will be from Sunrise to Sunset (particular time is not mentioned by the officials).
(Blog 2 in my series of blogs - Delhi Delight)It was the first weekend in Delhi. Time to execute plans towards the "hidden agenda". Time to go out and explore. Time to become tourists and keep internship aside for a while. As it turns out, that my internship partner was as interested as me to explore the city. Even though it was not the first time in Delhi for either of us, we had never visited many places. It was the perfect opportunity for both of us to explore this city.For the first weekend, we chose a popular historic monument that was visible from the floor of our lab where we worked. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, made of red sandstone and 73 m in height, the top few floors of Qutub Minar were visible from our lab. The tower of victory was built in 1193 by Qutub-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom.
The Qutub Minar, also spelled as Qutab Minar, or Qutb Minar, is the second tallest minaret in the world made up of bricks.
We reached Qutub Minar station by 2pm and we had to take an auto rickshaw till the tourist spot. The sun was bright and I was feeling down and down, tired, tensed too because we had to get back to airport by 4pm too. We roamed inside the Qutub Minar park and clicked pictures. Quickly we came out and had light snacks and booked an Ola cab to airport & didn't try metro again as we had very less time in hand. Finally we were there in airport by 3.30pm.