The Alai Darwaza is the main gateway from southern side of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. It was built by the second Khilji Sultan of Delhi, Ala-ud-din Khilji in 1311 AD. It is considered to be one of the most important buildings built in the Delhi sultanate period. With its pointed arches and spearhead of fringes, identified as lotus buds, it adds grace to the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque to which it served as an entrance.
The episode also features the Tomb of Imam Zamin. More info >> here
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An introduction to the Qutub Complex and the various monuments and places of interest that the complex houses within!
This complex houses the famous minaret, the Qutub Minar and several other historical and architectural gems built during the medieval times. Apart from the Qutub Minar, the Indo-Islamic architecture and the beautiful calligraphy all around the complex are noteworthy!
So now, without using more words, lemme just take you on a virtual heritage walk to this grand and royal complex from medieval India 🙂
In this first episode of this multi-part series we introduce you to the political and cultural situation in this part of the world during medieval times and also give you a glimpse of the various monuments and structures situated within the Qutub Complex!
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In this episode we learn about the Delhi of pre-Qutub times and the rise and downfalls of this capital city. We climb atop the ruins of massive walls of Lal Kot ..its a lovely view up there! From one of the highest points in this ridge, we then spot no less than 7 heritage monuments scattered in the Mehrauli area – Quli Khan‘s tomb, Alai Minar, Imam Zamin‘s tomb, Qutub Minar, Yogmaya temple, Gurudwara Banda Bahadur and Maham Anga/Adham Khan‘s tomb ..and some chitchat about these places of interest Awesome fun it was. Hope you’ll like the video 🙂 More Heritage – Music – Travel – Food videos at our Youtube channel >> http://www.youtube.com/adityapathakutube