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Walk in the Iconic Qutub Minar complex

Explore the 12th century Qutub complex which is a world heritage site. The complex has several beautiful monuments & buildings from the Delhi Sultanate period but the highlight is Qutub Minar "victory tower" which is one of the tallest brick minarets of the world situated in south Delhi. The minaret was constructed in 1192 CE by Qutab-ud-din Aibak and later completed by his successor Iltutmish. The soaring conical 73 metres (240 feet) high tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic architecture & has survived the ravages of time impressively. This great masterpiece is surrounded by lush green gardens. Next, we will explore Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque (Might of Islam mosque) It was the first mosque built in Delhi after the Islamic conquest. built using the ruins of 27 Hindu and Jain temples. In the middle of the mosque stands The iron pillar which is one of the world's foremost metallurgical curiosities of the world due to its characteristic to not exhibit a speck of rust despite being thousands of years old. It dates back to the 4th century AD. Learn a lot of local myths attached to the edifice.

From Delhi
Online Experience
1 Hour
India
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Interactive online experience live-streamed from the Qutub Complex in Delhi
  • Explore the Qutub Minar, the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, and the famous metallurgical curiosity that is the Iron Pillar
  • Gain insights into the unique Islamic unique architecture style of this world heritage site
  • Listen to tales of war and conquests spanning the history of the Delhi Sultanate with your local guide
Description

Join this live-streamed, interactive online experience to explore with me the  Qutub complex, a world heritage site dating back to the 12th century AD. The complex has several beautiful monuments & buildings from the Delhi Sultanate period but the highlight is Qutub Minar, the 'victory tower' which is one of the tallest brick minarets of the world. The soaring conical 73 metres (240 feet) high tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic architecture & has survived the ravages of time impressively.
Starting with the Qutub Minar, we will more on to the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, the first mosque built in Delhi after the Islamic conquest using the ruins of 27 Hindu and Jain temples. In the middle of the mosque stands the Iron Pillar which is one of the world's foremost metallurgical curiosities of the world dating back to the 4th century AD. There are also a lot of local myths attached to the edifice, which you will have the opportunity to know about from me. You will also learn why the Alai Minar has been left incomplete. We will wrap up our online experience at the Tomb of Iltutmish, the first Islamic tomb in India, and admire its intricately carved entrance with geometrical arabesque patterns.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop.
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking.
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions.
  • You may book this tour at USD 15 per screen or book a private tour at USD 60 and invite up to 10 friends from all over the world to join the activity
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Vivek Handa

I am a trained and licensed tour guide from New Delhi, with an experience of more than 15 years in tour guiding. I have welcomed thousands of international tourists as valued guests to my Incredible Country. Having traveled a lot in Northern India, and with a great interest in history, culture, and tradition, I have focused my learning towards the same. I have good knowledge of India and it's lifestyle and nightlife, culture and traditions, history and mysteries, local food and drinks. It would be a great pleasure of mine to be your virtual tour guide for Delhi

From USD 15 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.