Alai Minar in Delhi

Alai Minar Overview

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The Alai Minar is an unfinished tower in the Qutub Complex, construction of which was started by Alauddin Khilji. After Khilji had doubled the size of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque he decided to constructed a tower which would be twice the height of the Qutub Minar. Construction of the Alai Minar came to a halt in 1316 following the death of Alauddin Khilji. Today the Alai Minar, a massive red rubble structure stands at a height of 2.5 meters.

  • Opening Closing Time Sunrise to sunset

  • Entrance Fee Rs.10 (Indians ), Rs.250 (foreigners)

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Location

Qutub Minar Complex, Mehrauli, New Delhi