A Day At Qutab Minar

Okay, so my boyfriend & I are really pissed off these days because we hardly get time to spend quality time even though when we spend half of the week together. In spite of being together, we stay busy in our work, photo shoots or we are traveling so much that we do not get time to share our feelings with each other like we were one year back. We meet often but that’s always for business, so we decided to plan our prolonged vacation to a historical monument where we cannot go in summer as we cannot bear the heat. We promised each other we won’t be shooting any video or stuff like that, so I went in very normal clothes and barely any makeup. But we did a mistake, we carried a camera with us. We went to the Qutab Minar which is 20 km far from my home. Let me tell you about Qutab Minar now:

Qutab Minar is situated in the Qutab complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi. It is a minaret which is a 73-metre tall tapering tower of five storeys, with a 14.3 metres base diameter, reducing to 2.7 metres at the peak. It is also known as the tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom. The tower is not only one of the finest monuments in India, but also in the world. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled.

Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, commenced the construction of the Qutab Minar in 1200 AD, but could only finish the basement. His successor, Iltutmush, added three more storeys, and in 1368, Firoz Shah Tughlak constructed the fifth and the last storey. There are many other remarkable buildings and structures in the Qutab Minar complex, including the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, the first mosque built in India.

There is also the famous Alai Darwaza at the entrance of the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, built by Ala-ud-din Khilji. To the west of the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque is the tomb of Iltutmish. Close to the mosque is the 4th century Iron pillar, one of Delhi’s most interesting structures. There is an entrance fee of Rs 30 for Indians and citizens of SAARC & BIMSTEC Countries and 30 Rs for the camera charge.

At last, we had a great time there. Yes, we talked a lot because that’s what we went there for and we clicked a couple of pictures too.

If you like my post & you want me to show you more historical places of my city, do let me know in the comments below.

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4 Comments

  1. I love your sweater. You blend so well with the environment. It’s hard when you live and work with a significant other. It’s hard to not fall into work mode – and not take a camera. Maybe you should leave all tech stuff at home when you want to spend time together. But….I loved the photos. In my life I have only traveled to a few places outside America and it’s probably too late unless I strike gold. My husband is too attached to the couch!

  2. Thanks for those historical insights. I bet it was exhausting climbing all those steps. Why do some countries get a special discount on admission. ? I am obviously in favor of discriminatory discounts cos I get one for trains movies and my local pool cos I have mental illness. Praise God you got some alone time with your boyfriend. I hope he smooched ur brains out. Your next mission should you choose to accept it is to shoot a bollywood movie in brisbane Queensland Australia 😙

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