Start the second day of your Delhi itinerary at one of the tallest and oldest stone towers in the world. Construction on the 240-foot Qutub minaret began in 1193; the last story was completed in 1368. The minaret is a part of the larger Qutb archeological complex, which contains a fascinating array of ruins. You can explore tombs, a mosque, and an Iron Pillar (dating back to the 4th century). Each building has intricately carved stone walls; a closer look reveals flowers, animals, and swirling calligraphy.
Qutub Minar Map
Qutub Minar Lists
- The Perfect 2-Day Delhi Itinerary Visiting India for the first-time? Chances are your journey will start in Delhi. This sprawling, crowded capital is often overlooked, but I highly recommend spending at least 2 days here. If you’re short on time, follow this Delhi itinerary to see all of the highlights, both old and new.
- World Heritage Sites in Asia Across the vast, diverse continent of Asia, there are seemingly endless World Heritage Sites to explore. Visit the sparse atomic bomb dome in Hiroshima, or walk for hours along the towering Great Wall of China. From sprawling rustic temple grounds to ancient statues of civilizations past- here is a collection of some of the prominent World Heritage Sites in Asia.