Qutub Minar Trail

This is the story of a monument that has towered over Delhi for over 800 years. It was born when  the first Islamic king took control of Delhi, and was still standing tall when the last of the Mughal emperors had to give up his throne. This tall tower made a massive statement that marked the arrival of a new reign, a new religion, a new culture and a new style of architecture into India. But then, Qutub Minar is just one part of this large complex. Walk with us as we uncover stories of the powerful men and women who ruled these parts. We’ll speak about slaves who became kings and we’ll unravel the mysteries of the famous iron pillar that has not rusted even after being out in the open for over 1600 years.

The audio tour begins at the entrance of the Qutub Minar complex.
45 mins
Timing & Ticketing

Timings The complex is open between 7:00AM and 5:00PM, seven days of the week.


You will have to buy a ticket to enter the complex. There are different rates for Indians and for foreign visitors.

Adult (Indian) Rs. 30/-Adult (Non-Indian) Rs. 500/- (Including audio guide) Children under 15 years: Free

Photography Photography is permitted inside the museum. You must buy a ticket. Rs. 25/- for Still Camera (non-commercial use) Rs. 25/- for Video Camera (non-commercial use)

Before You Go
Qutub Minar Complex, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi, 110030, India
Bus Stops
Mehrauli Bus Terminal
Metro Stations
Qutub Minar Metro stop
  • As you walk through the Qutub Minar complex, look out for the Iron Pillar built in the 4th century by Chandragupta II.
  • You will also see the Ala'i Darwaza (1311 CE) and the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque (1197 CE) built in the Indo-Islamic style of architecture by Qutb-ud-din Aibak.
  • The complex also houses Smith's Sundial and Sanderson's folly. The Qutub Minar itself is the tallest brick minaret in the world and stands at 72.5 meters.

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