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

This minar is actually on the grounds of the famous Qutb Minar. It was being built to be taller than the existing one but was never completed. We walked around it. Interesting to see and too bad it was not completed. Worth a look.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank igolfCA
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This structure is part of the Qutub Minar complex and is the unfinished tower that would have been taller than the present one.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John W
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Alai minar is near qutub minar and no trip o qutub minar is complete unless you visit alai minar too. It's right adjacent to qutub minar and also have an historical importance and when I visited there with my friends I got to learn alot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank techmaala
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The Alai Minar is Incomplete structure situated inside Qutub Minar Complex and surrounding area. Please take a tour guide for extra information.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SiddhantPatil5
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Right next to QB is this ambitious project that was never completed. A history plate describing the story is etched at its base.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

If Qutub Minar is a symbol of man’s achievements and victories, the adjacently located Alai Minar could very well be an ode to one’s unfulfilled ambition. A dream, if not quite shattered, ruthlessly interrupted and forever extinguished. Alauddin Khilji would have been quite jealous of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Harpreet_Chd
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The base of a Minar which was planned to be bigger and better than Qutb Minar , is a structure of unfinished base planned by Alauddin Khilji . The small structure gives a glimpse of the vision of the proposed monument . Amolak Rattan Kohli...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank AmolakRattanK
Reviewed June 17, 2018

The king wanted to make another minar like the existing qutub minar but was not able to do so. Hence it is in half built state.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank amitkumar_bec
Reviewed May 24, 2018

The Alai Minar is in the same compound as the Qutab Minar. Seeing this brought back old memories of visiting this place as a school student. Its well maintained and the surrounding area is quite clean as well.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank PushExplore
Reviewed May 14, 2018

This is an abandoned construction of a minar near the famous Qutab Minar. It is believed to be built taller than minar but due to King’s demise, the construction was put on hold in between. Its is often ignored by tourist in favour of its...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
The Alai Minar is an incomplete monument that lies within the Qutb complex in South Delhi. Sultan Ala-ud-Din Khalji was an over ambitious Sultan of the Khilji dynasty and won many wars and battles. After a win from one of... More
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