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Kalakadas Marg | Qutb Complex, New Delhi 110030, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 8 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
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Alai minar is unfinished minar near Qutub minar. The diameter of this minar is double than that of qutub minar. There is nothing much to see here.

Thank niya27
Reviewed 23 April 2017

When I came across this circular pile of rocks, about 80-feet-high, at the Qutub Minar complex, I thought there must have been a lot more to the structure at one time. Ruins here reflect the make-up of a city that started in the 12th century....More

1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

It is a incomplete Minar located inside Qutub complex of South Delhi. Delhi sultanate Al-Uddin-Khilj after the victory of the Deccan campaign built a Minar double the size of Qutub minar to commemorate the victory. It's construction was abandoned after the death of the Sultan....More

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