Qutub Minar was in my Delhi, India travel bucket list for a long time! Mainly because of the amazing pictures I used to drool over on Instagram!! I got a tad hysterical from the moment I stepped foot on the premises of Qutub Minar Delhi. I started taking Qutub Minar pictures to add to my Qutub Minar photo gallery. Probably from all the angles my imagination took me to and from the inspiration I had from already seen Qutub Minar photos.
Today I’m going to present you with a couple of ‘Instagram’ worthy Qutub Minar photos so you visit one of the renowned historical monuments of Delhi all prepared.
Qutub Minar Photo Gallery
When I entered the premises of Qutub Minar, the sun was shining at its peak and I was afraid I’ll probably click only good silhouettes like this one, but yes I was wrong and got a ton of amazing Instagrammable pictures of Qutub Minar.
Qutub Minat at the Sunset
I made the mistake of visiting Qutub Minar on a Sunday around mid noon which made me prone to literally hundreds of tourists. It becomes difficult if you want to click a perfect shot without any crowds when there are people all over. After some initial struggle, I adapted and found my way to click the perfect Qutub Minar photos.
The intricate work at the Qutub Minar left me amazed, although made me sad at some levels that it’s not being restored. In the below-left picture, it is clearly visible some of the parts are left being not worked upon.
It is not only the iconic brick minaret which is photogenic in the Qutb complex but also the remains of the history which take us back to that era.
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The famous brick Qutub Minar is not only visible from far off locations in Delhi, but also from various spots in the Qutb complex as well.
When taking the pictures of Qutub Minar don’t miss out unique angles and try anything unique like the one I tried which turned out to be a great one. This particular Qutub picture was a hit on my Instagram as well 😉
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I am a big fan of black and white photography, and thus I took quite a number of black and white tone photos of Qutub Minar, and I feel confident that you will love them too.
Doesn’t this vintage tone in this Qutub Minar photo takes you back to that era when photography wasn’t that evolved? I purposely added the noise effect to get the vibe of that era.
The Iron Pillar
The Iron Pillar is one Hindu monument in the Qutub Minar complex contrary to Qutub Minar which was built as a symbol of the rise of Muslim rule in Delhi.
As we were told in our childhood times, that whosoever can hug the entire Iron Pillar is a special and lucky person, well I don’t believe the rumors now as I guess it’s difficult to hold 1.2m wide pillar. Although I could never get to try that now as it’s now kept under metal fences around it and tourists are not allowed to cross it. Well, that does seem fair at some levels, as it’s a historical monument which needs to be preserved.
The Stone Work
The Qutb premises contains a lot of other stone structures showcasing another historical aspect and are also worth capturing.
The grandeur of the Qutub Minar is clearly visible in the entire premise, and also in the detailed work done on these stone structures. Clearly, the amount of work and effort on the ceilings is easily noticeable – pardon me for slightly bad quality here as it was dark which gave me such weird picture. But you get the idea, right??
Some parts of the Qutb complex are deliberately left in ruins so as to keep the impact of time on the Minar alive and so is distinctly seen in plain sight. I highly recommend staying until the sunset to capture some of the gorgeous shots to be added to your Qutub Minar photo gallery.
History tends to present us with its remains in one way or the other. While visiting Qutub Minar I found these remains and captured in the best manner I could. It’s always good to be connected to your roots..isn’t it??
Have you visited Qutub Minar in Delhi? What sort of pictures would you add to your Qutub Minar photo collection? Do share your thoughts with me!
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