Qutub Complex with Sohail Hashmi


This walk takes you through the Qutub Complex. Centered around the Qutub Minar, the tallest pillar in India at 72.5 Metres and the Quwaat-ul-islam mosque, the first mosque built in Delhi, the mausoleum of Iltutmish 1235, The Alai Darwaza built by Ala-ud-Din Khilji in 1311, Imam Zamin’s Mausoleum built in 1539, Iron Pillar cast in 5th CCE and placed here in the 10th CCE more than 98 % pure iron, the pillar does not rust and has mystified metallurgists for 15 centuries. Other structures include Ala-ud-Din Khilji’s mausoleum and a school of religious education built in 1316.

Sohail Hashmi, has been conducting heritage walks for the last 12 years, is a writer, heritage enthusiast, documentary filmmaker and a true Dilliwala.

Historian, activist, academician and film-maker Sohail Hashmi was about fourteen when he discovered his love for the city's heritage as he ran away from school to visit the Tughlaqabad Fort for a day. He has since been exploring the city and has been conducting heritage walks for children and adults since 2000 and is a leading authority on Delhi’s history and is specifically known for his Delhi Heritage Walks for children and adults. The walks try to give a holistic view of the site or area being visited, foregrounding the connections between building techniques, materials used and the architectural outcome.

Meeting Point : Main Gate of Qutub Minar Complex 

Tips: Wear comfortable walking shoes and carry a bottle of water.

Extra costs: Entry ticket to the Qutub complex.

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