Qutub Minar, New Delhi – Living the Tomb of Perfection

As soon as I reached Delhi, the first thing that came to my mind was to go and check out the Qutub Minar. It didn’t take a lot of pressure for me to reach Qutub Minar as it is one of the most popular destinations in New Delhi. I was mesmerized by the beauty of the place as soon as I reached there. The whole place gives an idea on how magnificent the Mughal rule might have been.

The structure was surrounded by green gardens with colorful flowers, which made me click pictures instantly. Every other person who was there with me did the same. The Qutub Minar is a five-storied structure that is leveled to perfection by so many architectural fantasies. Some of which made me ponder over the architectural giants of the older age.

Qutub Minar New Delhi

Qutub Minar New Delhi | Image Resource: wikimedia.org

Although I was bit fascinated by the beauty of the place, I never missed the chance to collect all the facts that books and tour guides don’t carry regarding this epic place. The tomb is said to be struck by lightning two times, which has affected a lot to the architectural design of the tomb. Emperor Feroze Shah Tughlaq re-built the top floor of the tomb when it was destroyed. The tomb is still a fabulous example of architectural masterpiece because even after withstanding for so many years it has no rust in it and still looks much younger.

There is a varied range of exotic street dishes to try for the foodies as well, of course, I, being an Indian is acquainted to all these but this definitely attracts people who have never seen it. I went for trying out the spicy sweet corn packed in a paper plate, which was too good. You barely need refreshments being at such a place, like me; I could go all day discovering every bit of the place without even getting tired.

Finally, I clicked the finest photographs for my travel diary and left the place. But as mentioned in books, I carried a lot of great memories from there and to be a little more honest the Qutub Minar is lot more than what it was described to me on books. What more could’ve a travel freak wanted out of a destination?