The Main Gate From The Southern Side Of The Quwwat-Ul-Islam Masjid In The Qutub Minar Complex Is Alai Darwaza. Alai Darwaza Is Said To Be Built By Allauddin Khilji The Second Sultan Of Delhi In 1311 Ad. A Dome Entrance Constructed By Using Up Of Redstone, Adorned With White Marble Is Alai Darwaza.
Alai Darwaza

Alai Darwaza,Delhi

Alai Darwaza Is Completely Inscribed With Nashk Script. It Is One Of The Marvellous Islamic Architectural Style Built Up By Turkish Craftsman. It Is An Add On The Charm Of The Quwwat-Ul-Islam Mosque. If One Observes It Minutely It Is Made Up Of Beautiful Arches And Fringes Which Resembles The Lotus Buds.
Alai Darwaza
Its Latticed Stone Screens And Showcases Are Best Example Of Beautiful Construction And Ornamentation At That Time. It Is Said That The Slave Dynasty Didn't Employ True Islamic Architecture Styles And Thus Used The False Domes And Arches.
Alai Darwaza
Therefore Alai Darwaza Makes The Earliest Example Of First True Arches And True Domes In India. It Is One Of The Most Important Building Built In The Times Of Delhi Sultanate. It Is A Graceful Monument Adding On To The Beauty Of Quwwat-Ul-Islam Mosque, And Not To Be Missed When You Visit Qutub Minar Complex.

Opening And Closing Time

  • Sunrise To Sunset.

Entrance Fees

  • Rs 10/- For Indians And Rs 250/- For Foreigners.

Location- 👇

  • Qutub Complex, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi, India.

How To Reach - 🚲

  • Nearest Airport Is IGI International Airport, Delhi.
  • Nearest Railway Station Is New Delhi Railway Station And Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.
  • Regular Metro Service Is Available To Reach Qutub Complex. Nearest Metro Station Is Qutub Minar.
  • Regular Taxi And Auto Services Are Also Available

Local Language - 👄

  • Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu.

Local Food- 🍲

  • Dahi Bada, Pani Puri, Bedai, Fruit Salad, Besan Chilla, Biriyani, Chole Kulche Etc

Local Transport- 🚕

  • Rickshaw, Electric Tricycle, Taxi, Buses, Metro Etc.

Places To Visit Near Alai Darwaza-

  • Qutub Minar, Alai Minar, Lodi’s Tomb, Quwwat-Ul-Islam Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Chawari Bazar, Sri Sheesh Ganj Sahib Darbar, Sadar Market, Humayun Tomb, Hauz Khas Etc.


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