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Nearest Metro station to Qutub Minar

Discussion in 'North India' started by Shah8Surya, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Shah8Surya

    Shah8Surya New Member

    We will have some relatives arriving from Agra next week, and they want to go Delhi sightseeing. One of the places they would like to visit is Qutub Minar.

    With the traffic and heat, I don't think that driving there would be a good idea, so I think the best bet would be to get the metro, but I need to know which is the nearest metro station to Qutub Minar?

    We will be traveling from Moti Nagar.
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, welcome to the forum!

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    What is the Qutub Minar?

    The Qutub Minar, a 73-metre high bricked structure, is one of the prime landmarks of Delhi. Originally commissioned to be built by Qutub Al-Din Aibak in 1192, it then marked the victory of the Mamluk dynasty over the Hindu empires during that time. The Qutub Minar was built over many years by succeeding rulers of the Delhi Sultanate, including Shams Ud-Din Iltutmish and Firoz Shah Tughlaq. Aside from its imposing height of five storeys, the Qutub Minar is the perfect example of the earlier architectural style of the Delhi Sultanate, the Muslim rulers who reigned over the pre-colonial Delhi area. It is also worth noting that the Qutub Minar was built using materials from the Hindu and Jain temples of the former capital of the city, which was Quila Rai Pithora. As such, some of the pillars of the minaret still have some carvings depicting themes from Hindu and Jain religions.

    Where is the Qutub Minar Located in Delhi?

    The Qutub Minar is located in Mehrauli, to the southern side of New Delhi. It is just off the Crescent Road or the Sri Aurobindo Marg, specifically found in the Kalka Das Marg. The nearest landmark is the Ojas Art Gallery, just four minutes of walking away. The nearest restaurants are Cherie (European Cuisine), En (Japanese) and Lavaash By Saby (Armenian). The Qutub Minar is a part of the Qutub Minar Complex which are mostly Muslim structures built during the Delhi Sultanate rule. Thus, you would also find other attractions just within walking distance from it. This includes the Iron Pillar, a 5th century rust-resistant pillar from the Gupta dynasty, the Quwwat-Ul-Islam Mosque, built by the same Qutub Al-Din Aibak together with the minaret, and the Tomb of Iltutmish, tomb of one of the rulers who added into the minaret during its construction phase.

    Are There Metro Stations Near the Qutub Minar?

    There are four metro stations that are located close to the Qutub Minar. For those not familiar with the metro, it is officially called the Delhi Metro, which is rapid transit system serving the city of Delhi and surrounding areas. It is divided into various lines, namely: Red Line, Yellow Line, Blue Line, Green Line, Violet Line and Orange Line (Airport Express). All the closest metro stations to the Qutub Minar are located on the Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro.

    Nearest Metro Stations to the Qutub Minar ⬿

    Metro Station NameLineDistance from Qutub MinarWalking Time
    Qutub Minar Metro StationYellow1.6 Kilometres20 Minutes
    Saket Metro StationYellow1.8 Kilometres25 Minutes
    Chattarpur Metro StationYellow3 Kilometres40 Minutes
    Hauz Khas Metro StationYellow3.7 Kilometres50 Minutes
    The table above highlights the four nearest metro stations to Qutub Minar. The Qutub Minar Metro Station is located 1.6 kilometres to the southeastern side of the monument. It takes around 20 minutes of walking to reach the monument from this metro station. The Saket Metro Station is located 1.8 kilometres to the eastern side of the monument. It takes around 25 minutes of walking to reach the monument from this metro station. The last 2 stations, the Chhattarpur Metro Station and the Hauz Khas Metro Station, are located to the southeastern side and to the northeastern side of the monument respectively. The former is 3 kilometres away which takes around 40 minutes to walk while the latter is 3.7 kilometres away which takes around 50 minutes to walk.

    What is the Nearest Metro Station to the Qutub Minar?

    The nearest metro station to the Qutub Minar is the Qutub Minar Metro Station. Interestingly, this metro station is located on the other side of the Crescent Road. It is around 1.6 kilometres from the Qutub Minar Complex so the distance is not as close to the monument. There was a proposed elevated walkway to be constructed on the route from the Qutub Minar Metro Station to the Qutub Minar itself but it hasn't been executed yet. It is possible to cover the entire distance by walking but during a hot, sunny day, it can get a bit uncomfortable. It can take around 20 minutes, more or less, to reach the monument from the metro station.

    How to Reach the Qutub Minar Metro Station from Moti Nagar?

    Reaching the Qutub Minar Metro Station from the Moti Nagar is very easy. The Moti Nagar Metro Station is a part of the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro and is located in Moti Nagar. The distance between the two metro stations is around 22 kilometres. Simply ride the train from the Moti Nagar Metro Station and alight at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station. The latter station is a transit or interchange station for the Yellow Line, if you're coming from the Blue Line, or for the Blue Line, if you're coming from the Yellow Line. Just follow the directional signages on the floor which would lead you to the proper platform or floor. Below are the stopovers from the Moti Nagar Metro Station to the Qutub Minar Metro Station.

    Metro Stations From Moti Nagar Metro Station to the Qutub Minar Metro Station ⬿

    Metro Station NameLineMetro Station NameLine
    Moti Nagar Metro StationBlueCentral Secretariat Metro StationYellow
    Kirti Nagar Metro StationBlueUdyog Bhawan Metro StationYellow
    Shadipur Metro StationBlueRace Course Metro StationYellow
    Patel Nagar Metro StationBlueJorbagh Metro StationYellow
    Rajendra Place Metro StationBlueINA Metro StationYellow
    Karol Bagh Metro StationBlueAIIMS Metro StationYellow
    Jhandewalan Metro StationBlueGreen Park Metro StationYellow
    RK Ashram Marg Metro StationBlueHauz Khas Metro StationYellow
    Rajiv Chowk Metro StationBlue (Interchange)Malviya Nagar Metro StationYellow
    Rajiv Chowk Metro StationYellow (Interchange)Saket Metro StationYellow
    Patel Chowk Metro StationYellowQutub Minar Metro StationYellow
    The table above showcases the various metro stations before the Qutub Minar Metro Station. As you can see, the Qutub Minar Metro Station is the 22nd stopover or the 21st stopover if you count the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station just once. It would take around 55 minutes, more or less, to reach the Qutub Minar Metro Station from the Moti Nagar Metro Station. Fare is very minimal at Rs. 40 per person.

    How to Reach Qutub Minar from the Qutub Minar Metro Station?

    One option is to walk the remaining distance but this is only recommended during winter season. You can also do that during summer but only on early mornings of late afternoon. Another option is to ride an auto rickshaw from the outside of the Qutub Minar Metro Station. Fares vary depending on your negotiation powers. If you take an auto rickshaw on a per sharing basis, the fare would be around Rs. 10 to Rs. 20. If you take an auto rickshaw on an individual basis, the fare would be around Rs. 50 to Rs. 70. Travel time also varies with an auto rickshaw, if there's no traffic, it would be around 10 to 15 minutes, but if there is traffic, it would take around 20 minutes. You can also opt to ride a cab, there are plenty from the outside of the station, but the fare rates would be higher.

    Your last option would be via DTC bus, since there are also many running from the Qutub Minar Metro Station. However, the buses do not run directly to the Qutub Minar. The buses stop at the Mehrauli Terminal, which is still a few metres from Qutub Minar itself. There are many buses for this route, like the Bus No. 715, which originates from Madhu Vihar, stops over at the Qutub Minar Metro Station and ends at the Mehrauli Terminal. Then there's the Bus No. 516, which originates from the Safdarjung Terminal and stops over at both the Qutub Minar Metro Station and the Mehrauli Terminal. Its terminal station though is the Dera Village.

    What is the Verdict?

    The nearest metro station to the Qutub Minar is the Qutub Minar Metro Station, around 1.6 kilometres away from one another. This metro station was opened in the year 2008, so it has been around for 9 years already. It takes around 20 minutes to reach the Qutub Minar from this metro station by walking. But you can also opt to take an auto rickshaw or cab to reach the monument from it. Alternatively, there's the option to take a bus too, but you would only reach the Mehrauli Terminal which is still a few metres away from the Qutub Minar.

    :)