Tomb of Alauddin Khilji

Tomb of Alauddin Khilji, New Delhi

Tomb of Alauddin Khilji
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,794 contributions
Great Looking Ancient Tomb
Nov 2019
The Tomb of Alauddin Khilji (or Khalji) was constructed in honor of this powerful emperor who ruled an empire that included much of India and other surrounding areas. The Tomb is constructed of solid stone with nicely shaped doorways. Although much of the structure had "weathered" away over time, the remaining parts of the Tomb appears well maintained.
The Tomb of Alauddin Khilji is part of a larger area called the Qutub Minar Complex which includes other notable structures: Qutub Minar Tower, Quwwatul Islam Mosque, Iron Pillar and more. The entire Complex had been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Written March 15, 2020
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Shruti anni
New Delhi, India8 contributions
should be hyped place
Dec 2019
It is such a beautiful place to visit, one must go. This place should be hyped. It is a marvelous piece from history, the architecture, the gigantic pillars, everything is just wow!!!!
Written February 12, 2020
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,134 contributions
Dilapidated
Oct 2019
Amazing that just about everything that Alauddin Khilji touched in the Qutab Minar complex ended in ruins or was left unfinished. The expanded Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the Madrasa, even his tomb ended in ruins and the Alai Minar remained unfinished . Much of the Madrasa has been restored but the central room of the building, containing his tomb, has lost it's dome. This was the first time in India that a tomb was constructed beside a Madrasa. Maybe Alauddin Khilji should have displayed more humility.
Written November 10, 2019
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Kumar S
New Delhi, India421 contributions
Tomb of Alauddin Khilji
Feb 2018 • Solo
The Tomb of Alauddin Khilji is located inside the Qutub Complex itself. Nothing special, just like many other tombs across Delhi. With some maintained it has the potential to attract more footfall.
Written May 31, 2018
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Neglected tomb
Dec 2017 • Friends
During my vacation in Delhi, I had visited the Qutub Minar complex and this tomb dedicated to Delhi Emperor Alauddin Khilji is located at one secluded corner of the Qutub complex. Alauddin Khilji was a very powerful king but his tomb is just like any other ordinary tomb with no beautiful architecture to talk about and lies neglected.
Written May 5, 2018
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rohanpillai1
Raleigh, NC408 contributions
Great place
Mar 2018 • Family
Very historic place. The place has been well maintained. If is even hard to fathom the comparison of eras in which these rulers lived and present world. Must visit.
Written March 31, 2018
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Shilpamittal
New Delhi, India424 contributions
Nice
Aug 2016 • Friends
Another historical place to visit having good structure & architecture. The ruler was famous for his harsh measures & lavish life.
Written January 31, 2017
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chetan1586
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India801 contributions
Great architecture !!
Sep 2016 • Friends
Tomb of Alauddin Khilji is a nice historic attraction to see in Delhi. The ruler however for infamous for capital punishments during his reign.
Written December 27, 2016
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Satyendra Garg
Port Blair, India6,490 contributions
Tomb of Alauddin Khilji is a demonstration of fact that life can be very cruel and nothing survives of your power.
Sep 2015 • Solo
Delhi has so many beautiful tombs of lesser mortals than the most powerful ruler of his time namely Alauddin Khilji.
In the entire history of Islamic rule in India Alauddin Khilji was one of the most powerful ruler and he extended his dominion all over the country. His administration was harsh in punishments and he created even Chor Minar to hang the heads of those who were killed as punishment.
He was so ambitious that he wanted to create a tower of the double the size of the Qutub Minar and he even started the work on his project. Today his incomplete Minar in the complex lies in ruins, only one storey of which had been created in his life time. Obviously nobody followed on his work. His creations Alai Darwaza of course is beautiful structure of his time and one of the mosque he built at Nizamuddin also shows his capabilities.
His tomb at the Qutub complex is one of the simplest tomb anywhere in Delhi and does not do justice to his name and fame and stature.
When you look at his simple grave you get reminded that life is a great leveller and it is not necessary that your work and power succeed your death. Today he lies totally neglected and it is seen that thousands of visitors who flock to the Qutub complex most of them do not find it worthwhile to even have a look at his tomb.
To me this tomb and the adjacent Alai Madarsa which he created to spread Islamic learning is very important and I spent quite a bit of time there during my last visit.
The mighty hero of his time virtually lies in utter neglect in the magnificent heritage of Qutub complex.
Written September 22, 2015
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