The Qutub complex is situated in Mehrauli, the first city of Delhi. Its construction was commissioned by the first Muslim Sultans of Delhi Qutub-ud-Din Aybak and his son-in-law Iltutmish. Although the complex is home to a number of monuments patronized by the various emperors of the Delhi Sultanate and later the Britishers, its most famous structure is undoubtedly the Qutub Minar that lent the complex its name.
A heritage walk to the Qutub complex will take you through the its important structures; Qutub Minar, the tallest brick and buff minaret in the world with hanging balconies and honeycomb, arabesque decoration; the Alai Minar, a failed attempt at the hands of Alaudin Khalji to replicate the Qutub Minar, the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque made from the remains of Hindu and Jaina shrines; the Alai Darwaza, southern gateway to the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque built by none other than Alaudin Khalji; an inscribed iron pillar belonging to the ancient times; tomb of Iltutmish etc.
The recent controversies revolving around the Bollywood movie “Padmavat” is bringing in a lot of visitors to the Qutub Complex who unlike the visitors from the past are more interested in the structures associated with Alaudin Khalji than the Qutub Minar itself. Take a guided walk to the Qutub complex and know more about the first city of Delhi, its rulers and patrons; appreciate the Islamic architecture and the Indo-Islamic elements of the its structures. Join Delhi Walks heritage tour to the Qutub Complex and make the most of it. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us +91 9899692790 in order to find out which itinerary suits you best. Delhi Walks is an award winning brand which is operated in conjunction with India City Walks and aims to offer best walking experience ever.