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Kalakadas Marg | Qutb Complex, New Delhi 110030, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank tripsmaker
Reviewed 19 April 2017

unfortunately there are not such a mention-able part of the Minar which was supposed to be higher and bigger than of Qutub Minar .

Thank MohammadNejad
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The minaret which was supposed to be double of Qutab Minar just get everyone imagining what if it was completed. Nevertheless a good historical site.

Thank SinghSushant
Reviewed 25 November 2016

No contenting some folk. Qutb Minar obviously wasn't impressive enough. Onwards and upwards. Hassan Tower in Rabat, Morocco, springs to mind. Mingun Pagoda, just upriver from Mandalay, is a monstrous earthquake-ravaged folly. Stupa stupid. Yet prehistorically impressive and evocative. Towers of Babel in ruinous states...More

Thank sadeeyor
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Alai Minar is located inside the Qutub Complex and it is a ruin of base section of a tower. The builder's intention was to built a tower taller and bigger than Qutub Minar. The construction of tower was started but remained incomplete. The project was...More

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