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Kalakadas Marg | Qutb Complex, New Delhi 110030, India
Mehrauli/Qutub Minar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Around the minar are various buildings and monuments but most of them are dilapidated and we can just see bits and pieces of what is left behind. One significant one is the Alai Minar which was supposed to have been started with the intention of...More

Thank Harshita S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The site of this Minar is adjacent to the iconic Qutab Minar. The Alai Minar was supposed to be bigger and talker than the Qutab Minar, but was never finished. A walk around this Minar lets one appreciate how massive the tower may have been,...More

Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The story is more interesting than the structure itself. Well preserved first section of a minaret that was to dwarf the nearby Qutb minaret but the ruler died before he could finish it. A monument to vanity? Perhaps. Since on the grounds anyway. Way worth...More

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A strange building that resembles a stupa. Although it was intended as a minaret, surpassing in height nearby standing Qutab Minar almost twice. However, to accomplish this idea Alauddin Halji, its author, failed. He died when the minaret just started to be built. The minaret...More

Thank gentbrugg
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Alai Minar is situated in the Quib Minar complex. Really interesting to see the base layer of a tower that was going to be taller than the tower already built. Very picturesque area of the city!

Thank cg2792
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The Alai Minar is located inside the famous Qutub Minar complex in South Delhi. It is an unfinished single storey tower made of rubbles and stones. Sultan Alauddin Khalji wished to built similar and bigger Minar than Qutub Minar for celebrating his victories. He started...More

Thank PraveenBansal
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Situated within the Qutub complex, this minar was intended to be twice as tall and big, but the project never took off. The story and the unfinished structure, both are interesting.

Thank Kumar S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Oh, what could've been. When Alauddin Khiliji began building this tower, he envisioned it being two times higher than Qutb Minar, but his vision died when he did in 1316. Too bad. A completed tower would truly have been something to see. As it is,...More

Thank TripTeks
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Alai Minar has significant historical significance, as it was an attempt by early Mughals to create something double the size of natives, though it is not given due importance because of its position within the Qutub Complex. Construction conceived and started by Ala Uddin Khilji,...More

Thank Ryu_Ronciere
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Located in the Qutub Complex, its construction was started by Alauddin Khilji. It was supposed to be constructed to be twice the height of the Qutub Minar, but it came to a halt in 1316 and never was finished. Worth some shots. Recommended for first...More

Thank MikeFJones
Mehrauli/Qutub Minar
Home to the most beautiful step wells in the country,
Jamali Kamali Mosque and a 200 acre park with facets
of heritage peeping at you from every nook and cranny,
Mehrauli is one of those treasure houses where the
stories of the past can go on for years. Visitors need
a whole day at the Mehrauli Archaeological Park to
truly enjoy the opulent 1000-year old legacy of this
neighbourhood. A great spot for picnics, this giant
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