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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the added monuments that you can see if you visit Qutub Minar. Tells you a lot about the people of 1300s.

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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Started by King Alauddin Khilji, and his wish was to built this double height of Qutub minar and a big mosqie. But work came to halt after his death and never got completed. Famous Poet Ameer Khusroo wrote about the noble intention of constructing Alai...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

Construction was started by Alauddin Khilji to be larger than Qutub Minar but the work was not completed. It came to a halt in 1316. It is located in the Qutub Complex. It was supposed to be twice the height of the Qutub Minar but...More

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Reviewed January 20, 2018

I'm not sure why this gets a separate listing in Trip Advisor as there is no way to see this if you don't go to visit the Qutab Minar complex. This is the unfinished minar, the one that would have been absolutely phenomenal in size...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Had been to Qutub Minar without knowing about this. After reaching there and reading the details about it got to know that it was planned to make another minar like Qutub but did not get finished. Interesting..isn't it.

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

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
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Reviewed October 22, 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
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Reviewed October 11, 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

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Reviewed October 1, 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!

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Reviewed September 27, 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

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