Want to spend some time away from the hustle-bustle of the city? Make your way to the historic Qutub, to spend some quality time early in the morning. That’s what I decided to do on a fine Saturday. Woke up at 6, got dressed up holding my camera(Nikon Coolpix P520) with pride and left to explore the tallest Minaret in India .
This heritage site located in Qutub complex is easy to reach via all modes of transportation. I boarded the metro and conveniently reached at the site. It’s just 5-minutes drive from Qutub MinarM etro Station.
So hey, let’s get started.
Qutub Minar also spelled as Qutb Minar, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mehrauli,Delhi. Getting to know about Qutub Minar is a whole interesting story about our ancestors. Let’s deep dive into this.
Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory,considered the tallest tower in India. It was built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom. The tower exposes five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone.
At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. An inscription over its eastern gate provocatively informs that it was built with material obtained from demolishing ’27 Hindu temples’. A 7 m-high iron pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled.
It was barely 7 in the morning when I reached the site. The early morning breeze gave me a peaceful chill making me grin wider. My good fortune made me merrier as it started drizzling and this is when I caught an eye of peacock on the Gumbaj of the fort enjoying the morning. The view was mesmerizing and made my day(PS-Couldn’t capture it as i was busy being in the moment at this time) 😀 I was already happy to have encountered such a beauty.
I went and got a token for myself. Hopping along, entered the heritage by punching the token. As soon as I entered the heritage complex, I couldn’t take my eyes off the beautiful tallest tower. It looked beautiful as the sun had already risen up giving glow to the sky and trees. The complex is well maintained with beautiful gardens surrounded. The garden justified it’s beauty as the flowers sway to and fro leaving me contented.
For all the nature and historic lovers and those who want to seek peace, this place is a perfect blend of nature and great historic architecture. Trust me, the morning hours is the best time to visit Qutub because of less crowd. You’ll be able to spend time, read and know more about the complex.
The pink and white flowers in the garden, helped me understand the beauty of mother earth. I sat there peacefully, connecting with the mother earth, trying to learn everything what natures teaches us. The bright sparkling flowers taught me, how you can outshine by being yourself. You should often visit a park/garden and try to build connection with the nature. It exfoliates all the negative thoughts and fill your mind with all the optimism required to make your mind healthy.
Always be ready to explore and open to learning. This attitude will help you in learning new things and building the most important aspect in life i.e to connect with nature. If you learn to appreciate the beauty of mother earth and adapt to yourself by habituating to it’s beauty, you’ll learn the art of living.