Revisiting History: Qutab Minar Delhi

Posted on Aug 28 2014 - 11:48pm by poonam

Revisiting History: Qutab Minar Delhi

Hello Everyone,

Today I am going to share my travel experience to one of the most popular Historical Monument of Delhi “Qutab Minar”. Originally, we ( office Girlz Gang πŸ˜‰ ) planned for ”Kingdom of Dreams” but guys their Zangoora show charges have skyrocketed. Almost,1500 for a silver seat…Gawwdd why isn’t my salary is increasing the way the ticket prices do.. :P.

Qutab Minar On its Way

So instead of going to β€œKingdom of Dreams” we planned to sweat it out while stepping in the History and revisit the old world charm of Delhi, Qutab Minar was the first thing that came to our mind.Every time I saw this tall building standing high against time, I want to open the metro doors and jump out to visit the place. I have been in and around Delhi for almost 10 years but never got a chance to visit this place ( i know how lame of me… πŸ˜› ) So I was happy that I will be stepping into history soon πŸ™‚

Qutab Minar, Monuments of Delhi

The other options we went through but striked off –

  • Ice Skating – Too dangerous and we would definitely come brokes
  • Bowling – Isnt it too boring thng to do with a bunch of girlzz naah!!
  • Watch Mardaaani – Ohhkiee.. but isnt there anything better to do.. πŸ˜›
  • Mall Hopping and Shopping: No .. not again!! No money left! πŸ™

relaxing at Qutab Minar

We were scratching our heads over how are we going to survive in scorching heat but we were running out of options and just kept fingers crossed hoping β€œGod” to be kind on us on the day!!

Asking stranger for pictures at Qutab Minar

Well, none of our prayers were enough to impress Him and we braved our way in the bright sunny day.

Find me in The Pillars

I wore my favorite Superman Tee and used metro to reach Qutab Minar. There was a Rs10 ticket per person which were available on the other side of the road.. ( not sure why!!) and yes no baggage is allowed inside other than handbags.

Qutab Minar Delhi

Finally, after years I have seen some public place so quiet and clean. No maddening rush of people, brushing shoulders to enter first or hustle bustle to click pictures. I was pleased to see that the place was so clean with no wrappers or garbage lying around. πŸ™‚

Posing In Qutab Minar

There were so many pillar all around the minar that i just wanted to click them from all the angles possible… a picture heaven for photography lovers..

Passing the Shadows

The famous “Cheeni Kum” Iron Pillar.. wish we could touch and try to touch our hands backwards but it was no more accessible to visitors. πŸ™

Qutab Minar and Iron PillarTranferring PowersResting against Qutab MinarWhat is thatQuatb Minar First Look

Note: There were no affordable eating options, we could find around Qutab Minar and the Autowallas wereof no help either. They were so pushy to take us to some β€œRed Onion” restaurant that we had to move to the other side of the road and have some peace while looking for other options over phone but guess what. Nothing fruitful came out! Then again we planned to ask an autowallah for eating places around and he said β€œ Rodeon” is a great place and much affordable then Select city walk Food Court. He sounded genuine so we agreed but guess what it was not β€œRodeon” but β€œRed Onion” only .. Grrrr!! It looked so deserted that we didn’t even dared to go upstairs and check.Β  There was Bikaner few steps ahead and it was again pathetic. We were left with no option but to go to Select City Walk.

If you know of any good eating joints around there do share!! πŸ™‚ It will be a great help ..

Have you ever been to Qutab Minar? Do you like visting Old monuments?

26 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. AmishaAugust 29, 2014 at 9:59 AM - Reply

    That was a fun outing Poo!!
    I badly miss such outings with my girlies..

    • poonamSeptember 14, 2014 at 7:30 AM - Reply

      Thanks Amisha.. It was after such a long gap ( aftre years..) .. I felt so young again!! πŸ˜€

      Hope you get a chance soon too.. :-*

  2. SwatiAugust 29, 2014 at 11:55 AM - Reply

    Great clicks Poonam!!

    • poonamAugust 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Reply

      Thanks Swati.. πŸ™‚

  3. Lisha@HeartBowsMakeupAugust 29, 2014 at 1:56 PM - Reply

    You look gorgeous darling! Despite living in delhi for 10yrs I still havent visited Qutub Minar. High time I do so I guess!

    • poonamSeptember 14, 2014 at 7:49 AM - Reply

      Thanks a tonn Lisha.. I broke my 10 yrs of seperation from thsi place.. πŸ˜‰

      You must plan one too.. you will love it!! πŸ™‚

  4. krithiAugust 29, 2014 at 2:24 PM - Reply

    I love your tee and Qutab Minar is my fav place in delhi

    • poonamSeptember 14, 2014 at 7:32 AM - Reply

      Thansk a lott Krithi.. I am planning to get a back up tee too πŸ˜‰

      This was my first visit to the place and I already loved it.. πŸ™‚

  5. MelissaAugust 29, 2014 at 2:25 PM - Reply

    Lovely pics Poo…and I totally luv ur superman Tee

    • poonamSeptember 14, 2014 at 7:33 AM - Reply

      Thanksss a tooonn honeyy.. I am obsessed with it too.. πŸ˜‰

  6. LanaAugust 29, 2014 at 5:50 PM - Reply

    Great clicks Poo….I love your superwoman tee shirt!

    • poonamSeptember 14, 2014 at 7:34 AM - Reply

      Thankkk u Lana.. hhhaha.. I felt like one only.. πŸ˜‰

  7. hira khanAugust 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM - Reply

    you look like superwomen very nice combo. pictures are really nice. I want to see this place but i don’t at what time I visit india.

    • poonamSeptember 14, 2014 at 8:03 AM - Reply

      hehhe.. I felt like one too.. Love this Tee..

      Do plan to visit whenevr you come to India.. You will amazed for sure.. πŸ™‚

  8. NatalyeAugust 30, 2014 at 3:18 AM - Reply

    looks amazing!

    • poonamSeptember 14, 2014 at 7:48 AM - Reply

      It is an awesum place to go out with friends.. πŸ™‚

  9. ArzooAugust 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM - Reply

    Even I have never been to Qutab minar in my life though I love visiting historical monuments a lot but never got a chance to visit it yet. Lovely clicks Poo, you looking beautiful..

    • poonamSeptember 14, 2014 at 8:08 AM - Reply

      I have discovered this new love of visting historical places too<3

      Do plan to visit soon.. πŸ™‚ Thanks darrlingg,, πŸ™‚

  10. Shailja@BeABrideEverydaySeptember 1, 2014 at 4:07 PM - Reply

    Hey Poo.. you seemed to have a fun fileld outing.. Even I have been planning to go to Qutab Minar for last couple of weeks but never got a chance., will try to visit it this weekend.. and it sad that that ‘cheeni kum’ pillar is not accessible to us anymore πŸ™ πŸ™

    • poonamSeptember 14, 2014 at 8:18 AM - Reply

      I was so planningto try the touching my arms the other way but was disappointed.. We got a little late to visit that place bca earlier it was accesible..

      But if it is to save the histry in its best shape its okayy.. πŸ˜€

  11. tarrySeptember 2, 2014 at 10:36 AM - Reply

    Qutub used to be my favourite destination in school and college. Infact, I remember winning my first ever prize for photography by Delhi Tourism for clicking Qutub… πŸ™‚
    It is indeed a photographers delight and you have completely enjoyed clicking it.
    Lets hit this place next when I am in Delhi… it wud be revisiting lot of memories for me indeed…
    Btw, u look super cute πŸ™‚

    • poonamSeptember 14, 2014 at 8:29 AM - Reply

      woow.. thats amazing dear, didnt knew you have such great photgraphy skills too.. .. I always wanted to visit qutab minar but could made it now only!!

      It is such a beautiful place to click pictures.. πŸ™‚
      Sure sure.. do call me whenevr you step in delhi will go together and mark the place πŸ˜‰

      Thanks a lott Sweetiee pie.. <3

  12. tarrySeptember 2, 2014 at 10:37 AM - Reply

    Qutub used to be my favourite destination in school and college. Infact, I remember winning my first ever prize for photography by Delhi Tourism for clicking Qutub… πŸ™‚
    It is indeed a photographers delight and you have completely enjoyed clicking it.
    Lets hit this place next when I am in Delhi… it wud be revisiting lot of memories for me indeed…
    Btw, u look super cute :-)…. love your superman tee… my super girl!

    • poonamSeptember 14, 2014 at 8:19 AM - Reply

      πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  13. purvaSeptember 2, 2014 at 12:47 PM - Reply

    oh i so love this place.. so appropriate to click pictures..Great pics poo.. πŸ˜€

    • poonamSeptember 14, 2014 at 7:57 AM - Reply

      yeah.. it will be a heaven for pic loverss.. such a great place an dbackground it provides for pictures.. πŸ˜‰ .. thanks honey!! πŸ™‚

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