The Qutab Complex – A Journey to the Commencement of India’s Islamic Era

Delhi

Marking the arrival of Islamic rule to India, the Qutb Complex is an imposing structure that is designed to impress generations to come. Today, this entire complex is considered to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site and makes a majestic statement on the tapestry of Islamic architecture in India.

Pricing:  US$ 30 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Walking Tours
History and Culture

Marking the arrival of Islamic rule to India, the Qutb Complex is an imposing structure that is designed to impress generations to come. Today, this entire complex is considered to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site and makes a majestic statement on the tapestry of Islamic architecture in India. Built by the Slave Dynasty that ruled over our country for about a 100 years, this complex originally consisted of Hindu and Jain temples that were demolished to create structures iconic of the Islamic heritage. The pillars and stones of the original habitants of this complex were used to build the new structure after which local Hindu artisans were taught how to work within the nitty-gritty’s of Islamic architecture.

In this tour, visitors will explore the following –

• The Qutub Minar, the World’s tallest freestanding stone structure
• The Quwwat ul Islam, India’s first mosque
• The Iron Pillar of Delhi
• The Alai Minar and the Alai Darwaza

Tour Duration – 1 Hour 30 minutes.

TOUR STYLE: Walking & Orientation, Heritage Arts

MEETING POINT: Qutab Minar Metro Station (We will email you a map and directions)

END POINT: Qutab Minar Metro Station

TOUR START/END: Our guide can fix a taxi for you to get back to the hotel or we can also arrange for your pickup and drop from/to your hotel with an extra cost. Please write to us for cost.

TOUR DURATION: 3-4 hours depending on your interest.

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: All our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide and entrance fees

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: Every day except Monday. Morning at 9:00AM. and Evening 4:00 PM Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.

WHAT TO WEAR: Make sure you bring along adequate sun protection and wear comfortable shoes for the tour.

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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