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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Ever wondered how “Delhi” got its name? ..ok..sample this.. “कीली तो ‘ढीली’ भई तोमर भए मतहीन ” ..rings a bell ??
Ok ..watch this quick episode about the IRON PILLAR @ Qutub Complex and the stories associated with it and you’ll know the answer 🙂 There’s also a discussion about the architectural techniques of medieval times! Happy Exploring 🙂
In this 2nd episode of our new Heritage Vlog series we bring to you this oldest structure in India that is believed to have used the Arcuate technique of constructing a true arch. We discuss about the Medieval India and particularly about the emperor BALBAN and his times. We also visit the grave of who is supposed to be the favorite son of Balban – Khan Shahid! Happy Exploring 🙂