Qutub Minar Is A Dazzling Vision At Nighttime & Here's Why You Shouldn't Miss It

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What Makes It Awesome?

No one needs an introduction to Qutub Minar, the UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in the heart of Delhi. It is a majestic symbol of ancient Indian grandeur that has stood as a testament to dynasties that have come and gone.
Built in the 12th Century, the construction was started by Qutb ud-Din Aibak, the founder of the Mamluk Dynasty and completed by his successors, Iltutmish and Firoz Shah Tughlaq. Its soaring minaret boasts a height of 72 meters making it the tallest brick minaret in the world, adorned with intricate carvings and ornate balconies.
This Redstone marvel exudes a captivating aura, making visitors lose themselves in its fascinating legends and craftsmanship the moment they step inside the courtyard.

Visiting Qutub Minar has always been a delightful experience since you can't help but be in awe of the beautiful architecture, however during the night, the grandeur of it only amplifies. The minarets and the remnants of the old structures look ablaze because of the soft glimmer from the LED lights that accentuate the carvings. The golden illumination bounds the space in a halo that is breathtaking. The LED bulbs not only illuminate the Minar and the other structures, but they also brighten up the passages and pathways across the complex which makes it easier to walk around in the dark too.

For tickets, you don't have to stand in queue for long hours anymore — there is a QR code that can be scanned for easy purchase of entry tickets. Standees holding the QR code has been placed at strategic spots at the entry gate which makes the process a breeze. Moreover, you pay less in this process; a ticket for an Indian visitor costs INR 35 and INR 550 for foreign visitors if you are using the QR code. But if you don't buy tickets online, one has to pay INR 40 per Indian national, and INR 600 per foreign national if paying via cash at the ticket counter. Do note — the ticket is valid for only three hours from the time of entry. In addition to this, you need to carry a valid photo ID with you for purchasing the ticket.

Timings: 7:00 AM-9:00 PM (last entry at 8:30), the lights are on from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Entry Fees: INR 35 (for Indian nationals)

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