A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Qutb Minar Complex is dominated by the early thirteenth century stone tower, towering above the horizon. It was once part of the first urban complex in Delhi, Lal Kot, built by the Tomar Rajput rulers. Walk through the Qutub complex to discover the hidden stories. What you see of the Qutb today is the result of additions made by his successor Iltutmish and later by Firoz Shah Tughlaq. Sikandar Lodi too made repairs to the structure in the sixteenth century. The wondrous Iron Pillar, the unfinished Alai Minar, and the tomb of Iltutmish are some of the other structures in the complex.
Dr Swapna Liddle has a special interest in the history of Delhi and in particular its built heritage. For a number of years she has been volunteering at INTACH and the India Habitat Centre, on programs related to this interest. She has been leading heritage walks and training other walk leaders.
INTACH Delhi Chapter started in 1984 and has been involved in a variety of programmes and activities that have helped promote the cause of INTACH and heritage conservation.One of the important mandates of INTACH is to make the citizens aware of the importance of their cultural and historical environment and help them to develop a harmonious relationship with it.
Meeting point: Ticket Counter for Qutub Minar
Tips: Carry a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes.