Despite the fact that beauty is a matter of perception, I have always believed that there is beauty in everything that surrounds us. Even though some places may be more beautiful than others, I think that every place in the world is beautiful in its own way.
Trying to make a top of the most beautiful places I have visited so far, would be a very difficult task. What I know for sure is the fact that the vibe and the energy of these places are as important as their beauty.
The Qutub Complex, one of the places I have recently visited, is definitely blessed with a unique vibe and energy. This complex is the first tourist attraction I have visited in India and also one of my favorite places there.
Covering a large area, the Qutub Complex shelters the ruins of a few interesting monuments, buildings and tombs. In case you visit this complex, I would like to make a few suggestions about the way you could spend your time there:
You should give the Qutub Minar a few moments of your time because it is the symbol of the entire complex. This 73-meter high minaret is considered the tallest tower in India. Made of brick, red sandstone and marble and embellished with interesting inscriptions, the Qutub Minar has a beautiful and imposing appearance.
The ruins of the old Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque also deserve your attention. Considered to be the first mosque built in India, this edifice is a magnificent work of art. The high pillars which surround the mosque are incredibly beautiful and they urge you to discover this place step by step.
You could take some picture under the Alai Darwaza, which is a beautiful gate embellished with red sandstone and white marble decorations. Built in the shape of an arch, the Alai Darwaza is the main entrance to the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque.
The mysterious and unfinished structure of the Alai Minar deserves a few minutes of your time. This 24, 5-meter high structure should have been twice the height of the famous Qutub Minar, but unfortunately it has not been completed. Ala-ud-din Khilji, the man who started this construction, died before finishing the minaret.
The interesting Iron Pillar is another beautiful tourist attraction in the complex. Made of wrought iron, this 7-meter high pillar seems to be cut from another story. Due to its high resistance to corrosion, this pillar drew the attention of a lot of archaeologists and materials scientists.
The grace of the green parrots, which seem to be the trustworthy guards of the entire complex, will delight you during your visit. These lively parrots can be seen and admired on the walls of the ruins or when they simply fly around you.
Exploring the interesting ruins of the Qutub Complex and enjoying its unique vibe is indeed a relaxing experience, one you should add to your trip list in case you ever get to the city of Delhi.